Fernandina Beach residents have been left to wonder if city officials are representing them. Time and again, city officials – both elected and unelected – make dodgy decisions threatening our idyllic lifestyle here.
Fernandina Beach is removed from the bustle of big towns, but offers a unique vantage point. You see, the tiny town has a front-row seat to the political zaniness in Washington, D.C. The same political dysfunction is occurring here — a microcosm of the nation’s capital. Read opinion column by Steve Nicklas.
Fernandina Beach has earned another distinction that places it within the top five percent of the cities in Florida. Of all the cities in the state, only five percent (or one out of 20) raised its property tax rate this year and also borrowed a significant amount of money. This is a dubious distinction.
If there was a town crier in Fernandina Beach, an old-style messenger and broadcaster of events, he might be crying right now. Or maybe laughing. Not with amusement, but with a heckle of contempt.