If Suvo and Karl were still alive today

For the best part of 450-years, the Plaza has been a public space and forum for free speech. The last 15-20 years, not so much.
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If Suvo and Karl were still alive today

Post by mike » September 27th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Modification of ordinances could allow artists in market
September 25, 2017 Government

https://historiccity.com/2017/staugusti ... rket-69841

On the heels of another drug-related arrest Friday in the Plaza Market, covered exclusively by local Historic City News reporters, the St Augustine City Commission will hear, on first reading tonight, revisions to current ordinances that will pave the way for creative artists to return to public places inside the City.

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After years of highly adversarial relations between painters, sculptors, photographers and other creative artists, and the City of St Augustine, mediation has led to a negotiated settlement that requires approval by the commission. The terms of the settlement have been discussed several times behind closed doors in what are known as “shade meetings”; in other words, outside the sunshine afforded by Florida’s open meetings laws.

From sources close to the negotiations, Historic City News published the relevant modifications August 5, 2017; and, those modifications are the subject of proposed ordinances 2017-24 through 2017-29 being heard tonight.

Readers have told Historic City News that they believe the return of creative artists to the market will displace the growing number of vagrants, panhandlers, and undesirables who have overtaken the public space.

If you plan to attend the public meeting, go the Alcazar Room on the ground floor courtyard of City Hall at 75 King Street in St Augustine The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m., and is available for live viewing on GTV/Comcast Channel 3 and on-line at CityStAugTV.com.



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Re: If Suvo and Karl were still alive today

Post by bieramar » September 27th, 2017, 11:46 pm

Once upon a time! I used to hang out with Emmett years ago.
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Post by mike » September 29th, 2017, 1:25 am

I've often wondered what Emmett would think about what's become of the "plein air" painting community. If he had ever been confronted about painting outdoors, I would like to think he might have shoved a brush up someone's nose. It's the romantic in me. :P



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Re: If Suvo and Karl were still alive today

Post by plazabum » October 11th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Under a prior city manager, a prior mayor, and a prior city attorney, they would already be scheming the next retaliation against the artists.

Do the current manager, commission or attorney have the same blind obsession?



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