Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Curry to Discuss August 30th Pension Referendum
On Thursday, July 28th, a town hall meeting was held at the Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square to discuss the upcoming sales tax extension referendum. Mayor Curry and Council President Boyer both helped clarify the plan, answer questions, and discuss the plan with the community. Some excellent questions were asked and great information was given. We are grateful to Mayor Curry for speaking with us! Please follow this link to read an article summarizing the event and watch footage of Mayor Curry’s address.
Additionally, Council President Boyer discussed potential changes to the San Marco overlay and requested the community’s feedback.
She also highlighted recent changes made to voting precincts that affect both congressional districts 4 and 5. (Be sure to refer to your new voter registration information to find your updated and accurate polling locations. To locate your precinct, click here
Mayor Curry’s request: vote YES on Referendum #1 on August 30th. (To read the full text of the proposed pension referendum, click here.)
Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Flying Iguana
The San Marco Preservation Society is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm to discuss plans for the Flying Iguana restaurant to move into the Stellars Art Gallery location. Please join us to learn about this potential new resident of San Marco Square.
The meeting will be held at Preservation Hall, 1652 Atlantic Blvd. Council President Lori Boyer will be in attendance.
Update: a second town hall meeting will be held to discuss new developments and information for the restaurant. The date of this meeting has not yet been decided. Please check back and sign up for our emails to stay notified.
San Marco by Design
Eight years in the making, San Marco by Design, our award-winning Neighborhood Action Plan for Smart Growth, is heading to City Council this spring. When adopted as an ordinance, it will become a key part of the planning process for any new infill development from Mitchell Avenue and the San Marco Square to I-95.
For the full story, read about it in The Resident News: http://residentnews.net/2016/04/05/san-marco-preservation-put-teeth-neighborhood-overlay/
San Marco by Design will help San Marco maintain its character and grow economically for thirty to fifty years to come. Please support its passage in City Council by contacting District 5 Council Member Lori Boyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download San Marco by Design: A Neighborhood Action Plan here: SMPS Action Plan
Become a Part of San Marco History,
Buy a Personalized Brick!
With the success of our last brick sales we have continued the opportunity for you to become a part of San Marco history by purchasing a personalized brick. Bricks are installed throughout the year, in groups.
Bricks start at $100.00 with all proceeds going to benefit the Balis Park beautification fund.
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When entering the desired text in the space below, separate out your 3 lines with a slash(/) and make sure you enter all of your contact information so we can contact you for verification.
If you have any questions, Please contact the SMPS at (904) 396-0081 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 12pm or email email@example.com.
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2016 SMPS Membership Benefits Program
It’s that time of year again ~ time to renew your San Marco Preservation membership or, if you don’t have one, it’s time to join. In order to thank our members for the benefit of their support through membership dues, San Marco Preservation Society engaged our local San Marco merchants and retailers to structure a program that would benefit the entire community. When you shop locally, 2016 SMPS members (who present their Membership Cards) can enjoy the following:
» 10% off merchandise at Scout & Molly’s
****Be sure to check back for updated merchants and discounts****
How it Works: Become a member of the San Marco Preservation Society by purchasing your membership online or mailing a check (made payable to “San Marco Preservation Society”) to: 1468 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Once you have purchased your membership, you will receive a letter in the mail acknowledging your membership along with your 2016 SMPS Membership Benefits Card. You MUST present your card in order to receive these benefits from our generous merchants.
Your card is YOUR responsibility. Thank you for supporting San Marco!