ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email:; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Consumer Confidence Report
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email:; or, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

The Break Room introduces city staff to the community

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm & Saturdays @ 8:00am

WFCF 88.5 FM or online here

Click on program titles below to listen to any past editions of        The Break Room

Whether working in an office cubicle, on a factory floor or along the aisles of a retail store, time spent in the break room is usually a quiet time, away from pressure, away from work routines and often a place where co-workers can converse in a relaxed environment.

That’s the idea being WFCF/Flagler College Radio's program called appropriately, The Break Room. Hosted by Paul K. Williamson, the city’s Public Affairs Director, the 15-minute weekly program offers a behind-the scenes look at the workings of city government through interviews with people key in the city’s day-to-day operations. The Break Room airs on Wednesday at 5:30pm and is repeated on Saturday at 8:00am.

“Dan McCook, WFCF station manager suggested a weekly program with information about the city,” said Williamson. “We settled on a format of having a conversation with the professionals who work for the city. There are always the big issues that gain a lot of attention, but we wanted to focus on the day-in and day-out working of local government. I would like for listeners, at least at some time during the program, to say to themselves ‘I didn’t know that.’ ”

Since the program started airing in late February 2010, guests have included over fifty division supervisors, department managers and crew leaders from every sector of city staff.

Williamson, now in his 12th year as Public Affairs Director, is a 1977 graduate of Flagler College, and says he’s proud of this opportunity.

“The city has a number of ways we share information with the community, including the weekly info-email, News & Notes, quarterly newsletters inserted in utility bills, and of course the city’s web site,” said Williamson adding, “and now we have radio. I appreciate the college making this opportunity available, and as an alumni, am especially proud to be working with the college.”

WFCF, “Radio with a Reason,” is a 24/7 non-commercial, educational radio station staffed by students in the Flagler College Communication Department and community volunteers. WFCF started broadcasting in the fall of 1993 with the mission to “to provide a source of quality radio programming for the greater St. Johns County area and to provide a superior learning environment for students majoring in broadcasting at Flagler College.”


Programs aired in 2015

Click on any of the following links to hear one of

The Break Room's archived programs.


Representing the city with The Industry, May 27

Nancy Shaver, Mayor, City of St. Augustine

Click-it or Ticket! Week part of larger educational effort, May 20

Mark Samson, Public Information Officer, St. Augusitne Police Department

Galimore Center and City Marina ready for a busy summer, May 13

Jim Piggott, Director, General Services Department

City's transportation future and the role of the TPO, May 6

Nancy Sikes-Kline, Commissioner and Chair of the North Florida

  Transportation Planning Organization

A piece of the city's firefighting history comes home, April 29

JC Costeria, Fire Chief

Countdown to Celebrate 450!, April 22

Loran Lueders, Police Chief

Downtown Improvement District reaches completion, or DID is Done!, April 15

Reuben Franklin, Project Engineer, Public Works Dept.

City Manager's quarterly update, April 8

John Regan, City Manager

Catching up on all things recycling, April 1

Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator, Solid Waste and Sanitation Division

Keeping the city's "yard" looking great, March 25

Chris Anderson, Foreman, Streets & Grounds Division,

Public Works Department

Understanding the workings of the city's sanitary sewer, March 18

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Taking note of Archaeology Month, March 11

Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist, Planning & Building Department

Taking steps towards a Preservation Master Plan, March 4, 2015

Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation and Special Projects Planner,

    Planning and Building Department

Infrastructure assessment critical to future planning, February 25

Reuben Franklin, Project Engineer, Public Works Department.

Customer service is job one, February 17

Tara Bennie, Manager, Customer Service Division

Planning and Building vocabulary, February 11

David Birchim, Planning and Building Director

City has unique role and responsibilities for Assistant City Attorney, February 4

Denise May, Assistant City Attorney

Visioning initiative is important for the city's future, January 28

Roxanne Horvath, Vice Mayor and Chair of the 2014 & Beyond

     Steering Committee

Introducing Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America, January 22

Dana Ste. Claire, Director, and Nikole Alvarez, Chief Curator,

    St. Augustine's 450th Commemoration

Staying safe while staying warm, January 14

Bob Growick, Fire Marshal

Arbor Day 2015 and the importance of the city's urban forest, January 7

Char Putz, Manager, Streets & Grounds Division


Programs aired in 2014

City Manager looks back on 2014 and ahead to 2015, December 31

John Regan, City Manager

A Sustainable St. Augustine wins Best Christmas Theme float

in St. Augustine Christmas Parade, December 17

Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst, and
Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator

Crichlow recalls his time as a Commissioner, December 10

Don Crichlow, former City Commissioner

Boles reflects on a decade of service as a Commissioner and Mayor, December 3

Joe Boles, former Mayor of St. Augustine

Holidays call for extra safety in the home, November 26

Bob Growick, Fire Marshal

Understanding challenges of parking solutions, November 19

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

rThe First City Through the Eyes of Masters exhibition opens

Dana Ste. Claire, 450th Commemoration Director

Revitalizing recycling, November 5

Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator

Light-Up! Night signals the start of the busy holiday event season, October 29

Wanda Bray, Event Coordinator, Public Affairs Dept.

Strategic action items will guide the city this year, October 22

John Regan, City Manager

Downtown Improvement District progress report, October 15

Reuben Franklin, Project Engineer, Public Works Department

National Fire Prevention Week is a month long effort in St. Augustine, October 8

Bob Growick, St. Augustine Fire Marshal

The vocabulary of historic preservation, October 1

Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation & Special Projects Planner, Planning & Building Dept.

Meet the new City Attorney, September 24

Isabelle Lopez, City Attorney

450th anniversary just a year away, September 17

Dana Ste. Claire, 450th Commemoration Director

Meet the new Planning and Building Director, September 10

David Birchim, Planning and Building Director

Police Department updates the community on initiatives, September 7

Mark Samson, SAPD Public Information Officer

Among Public Works projects - working to manage traffic congestion, August 27

Martha Graham, Public works Director

The City Clerk's Office keeps records and offers citizen opportunities, August 20

Alison Rackovic, City Clerk

Get to know the city's budgeting process, July 23

Meredith Breidenstein, Deputy Director, Finance, Budget and Management

Downtown Improvement District update, July 16

Reuben Franklin, Project Engineer, Public Works Department

Recycling efforts getting new emphasis, July 9

Rick Stevens, Manager, Solid Waste & Sanitation Division
Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator, Solid Waste & Sanitation Division

The city's concierges desk, July 2

Sharon Langford, Visitor Services Manager

Fire Chief recounts details of busy morning, June 24

JC Costeira, Fire Chief

Fire Marshal reminds of seasonal safety tips, June 18

Bob Growick, St. Augustine Fire Marshal

450th Commemoration recognizes Civil Rights anniversaries, June 11

Dana Ste. Claire, 450th Commemoration Director

City Manager offers update on major initiatives, June 4

John Regan, City Manager

Start of  "the season" is time to Get a Plan!, May 20

JC Costeira, Fire Chief

Concerts in the Plaza returns for its 24th season, May 14

Wanda Bray, Events Coordinator

Galimore Pool ready for it's second summer of free swimming, May 7

Jim Piggott, General Services Director

Updates on Downtown Improvement District and King St. Projects, April 30

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Earth Day 2014!, April 16 & April23

Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst

The importance of code enforcement for the whole community, April 9

Wil Franke, City Building Official

Anatomy of an event, April 2

Wanda Bray, Event Coordinator, Public Affairs Department

Digging the Plaza: an archaeology update, March 26

Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist

Waterworks gets respect from the National Register, March 19

Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation & Special Projects Planner, Planning & Building Dept.

Police Department's seasonal safety tips and special bicycle education initiatives, March 12

Mark Samson, Public Information Officer, SAPD

Meet the new fire chief, March 5

James "JC" Costeira, St. Augustine Fire Chief

City’s new 10-year Stormwater Master Plan, February 26

Bobbie-Jo Manning, Engineering Development Coordinator

City launches solid waste pilot program, February 19

Rick Stevens, Manager, Sanitation and Solid Waste Division

City's Fire Department offers smoke detectors for hearing impaired, February 12

Bob Growick, Fire Marshal and Interim Fire Chief

After thirty-plus years of service to the city, Fire Chief Mike Arnold retires, February 4

Mike Arnold, St. Augustine Fire Chief (Ret.)

Celebrating the completion of the Avenida Menendez Seawall Project, January 29

Martha Graham, Public Works Director

Get to know a little more about the city water system, January 22

Marcus Pinson, Utility Plant Engineer

Journey: 450 Years of African American History opens at the VIC, January 15

Dana Ste. Claire, Director, St. Augustine's 450th Commemoration

Relating to the city's urban forest, Arbor Day and all things trees, January 8

Char Putz, Manager, Streets & Grounds Division

Listen to previous years' programs here.

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