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Century mayor petitions CTA for bigger share of bond fund profits

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

In response to a proposal from the City of Century, Capital Trust Agency is working on an amendment to the current fee schedule which dictates the amount Century earns on each new financing initiative undertaken by CTA. Century was instrumental in the formation of CTA by the City of Gulf Breeze and, currently, must sign off on any bond proposals […]

Rude commissioner hampers zoning board, member says

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

Kerry Smith of the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board appeared before the county commission last week asking commissioners to help “rein in” one of their own. Smith told commissioners he was there on behalf of not only himself but three other zoning board members who had come to him complaining. “One of you five – and I won’t use names […]

City keeps millage rate steady at 1.9 mills

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved, at a Sept. 20 public hearing, a millage rate of 1.9723 mills for Fiscal Year 2022, which will generate $1,514,040 in General Fund revenue and $317,054 in CRA revenue, based on a collection rate of 96.5%. The millage rate of 1.9723 mills is 1.49% greater than the rollback rate of 1.9434 mills. Last year’s […]

Local man wins Disney award

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

“I just want to help people.” That is how Rob Vickers of Gulf Breeze, who was recently honored as a Disney Magic Maker, explains his goal in life. While the honoree actually made a tangible commitment to that mission early on when he set out to serve his country as a U.S. Marine, fresh out of junior college, the drive […]

Setting the standard

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

These Gulf Breeze Middle School students scored perfectly on the FSA test for school year 20-21. Pictured, in no particular order, are some of the students, including Joshua Khan, Alexis Benson, Ethan Ladwig, Catalina Shemetulskis, Caroline Smith, Connell Bartling, Ysaline Bessemer, Bella Pate, Silas Bowles, Eli Maygarden, Tiffany Wu, Ethan Ferrer, Anniston Hancy, Anna Lue, Annora Maloney, Diya Patel, Noah […]

Navarre Beach ad wins statewide award

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

VISIT FLORIDA announced the recipients of the 2021 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame and Flagler Awards. Each year, leaders in Florida tourism are chosen by selection committees to receive these prestigious awards. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office was presented with a silver award in print advertising for the Open Air Fun Campaign – VISIT FLORIDA Vacation Guide. The […]

Preserve Navarre establishes PAC to pursue incorporation

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 17, members of the Preserve Navarre nonprofit filed appropriate paperwork with the Santa Rosa Supervisor of Elections to establish a political action committee (PAC). The purpose of this PAC is to pursue incorporation of Navarre in accordance with the structure, services and boundaries provided by over 3,000 citizens in a recent survey published by the group. The […]

$360,000 awarded to Santa Rosa Co.

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Governor Ron DeSantis announced at a press conference held in Milton that Santa Rosa County will receive a $300,000 Defense Infrastructure Grant to continue easement purchases around NAS Whiting Field to provide critical buffer zones. The county is also receiving a $60,000 Defense Reinvestment Grant to promote further development of Whiting Aviation Park, a 267-acre parcel […]

Rain, utility relocations challenge first phase of Multi-Use Path

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

The goal for the opening of the long-awaited Gulf Breeze Multi-Use Pathway is the spring of 2022. The project, according to Neighborhood Services Coordinator Craig Chamberlin, is set up in four phases, with a goal of fully completing each one before starting the next. The entire route runs from the intersection of Fairpoint at Hwy. 98, around the western edge […]

Calendar of Meetings

By Gulf Breeze News | September 23, 2021

Thursday, September 23 SRC Commission Work Session 8:30 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton SRC Commission Special – Rezoning Meeting 6:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Tuesday, September 28 SRC Commission Regular Meeting 8:30 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton City of Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustment Meeting 5:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall Wednesday, September 29 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Meeting […]