I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and took advantage of the perfect weather to check out one or both of the Art Shows that weekend. I write this just prior to the Winter Fest Downtown and hope it was as great of a family friendly success as last year. Don’t forget the Christmas Street Parade downtown this Saturday at 2:00 and the evening Christmas Boat Parade. The new seawall at Cove Park at McNabb Parkway and Dempsey Drive is complete and the park is open to view the boat parade. As we ring in the New Year, I hope you will be diligently aware of your safety and of those you love and care about. If your attention span is blurred with all the upcoming Holiday rush, please stop reading here and enjoy! You’ll still have a chance to catch up and follow important City issues next year. Otherwise……..keep reading. The Charter Review Committee is hard at work considering revisions that will come to you voters a ballot referendums at next November’s election. So far, revisions range from minor to major. Minor changes being considered are language revisions, restructuring of content and additional definitions, Major revisions include increases in height and density and replacing the historic voter referendum mandated 5-0 Commission vote requirement to allow future changes. Could the City Charter Review Committee be considering reducing your will to a 4-1 or even a 3-2 Commission vote to allow future changes for increases of height and density? The City Charter Review Committee is asking to hear from you during the review process and the first public workshop is scheduled for the evening of December 13th, 2017 in the Commission Chambers. My job is to let the City Charter Review Committee do their work and wait for my turn to assess the content of the actual ballot referendums when they come to the Commission in the Spring of 2018. Also for 2018, the Downtown CRA funded parking garage is well on its way to being contracted for and actually constructed next year. The budgeted new Police department should be ready by mid-year 2018 for a design/build contract proposal. Again, I thank you for the honor of serving as your commissioner and wish you a peaceful Holiday season. (Email email@example.com , my home phone is 783-1850)
DECEMBER 9 PARADES
The Annual Cocoa Beach Street Parade will be Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm in Downtown Cocoa Beach. The Annual Cocoa Beach Boat Parade will be Saturday, December 9 at 6:00pm through the canals of Cocoa Beach. Come out and enjoy both events!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!
Have Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9 at the Cocoa Beach Rec Center. Santa will be there 9:00am-11:00am. Cost for the event is $15.00/child. This includes breakfast, photo with Santa, and a Christmas Goodie Bag filled with toys, coloring books, etc. (not candy).
Image on the left, wrapped
Cocoa Beach Leisure Services will be offering Holiday Camps. Camps will be offered December 22, 27-29, 2017 and January 2-5, 2018. For more information please call 321-868-3252 or 321-868-3274.
Ben Malik- Mayor, Seat 1
Ed Martinez- Commissioner, Seat 2 Karalyn Woulas- Commissioner, Seat 3 Skip Williams- Vice Mayor, Seat 4 Mike Miller- Commissioner, Seat 5 James "Jim" McKnight- City Manager