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Watch Tuesday's action-packed council meeting

Got four hours? The video from Tuesday's heated Committee of the Whole meeting (including the Gallery Night discussion) is now online. Read full story

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City auditor selected illegally, says Florida attorney general

According to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the city's auditor selection process violated state law. Shouldn't someone have known better? Read full story

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A bad day for incumbents

Yesterday's primary election saw a few close races and a few decisive victories, but mostly it showed that voters are ready for a change in political leadership. Read full story

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A farewell to at-large?

Councilman Larry Johnson is expected to propose a voter referendum to reduce the city council to seven members. UPDATE: No he won't. Read full story

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Police declare "no confidence" in Asmar

The city dismissed the vote as a bargaining ploy, but Asmar has been a lightning rod of criticism even among the mayor's allies on council. Read full story

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Audit committee makes its choice

The city's audit committee will recommend Warren Averett O'Sullivan Creel to conduct the city's mandated annual financial audit. Read full story

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Qualifying week: a few crowded races, but many incumbents still unopposed

Hall and Jerralds finally make it official, and other local races are a mix of comically crowded or completely empty. Qualifying ends June 8. Read full story

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It's a city council road trip!

Grab your orange mocha frappuccinos and crank up the Wham, because the boys are going to St. Louis. Read full story

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Council forgives penitent Hall

Last month's city council meeting continues to cast a long shadow, with a failed motion to unseat Sam Hall as president and a complaint over a press release targeting Diane Mack. Read full story

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Sam Hall's constitutional myopia

Sam Hall has defended his actions at last Thursday's city council meeting, which have since garnered national attention. Here's why he's wrong. Read full story

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Council urges civility, threatens priest with police removal

So, a priest walks into a city council meeting — stop me if you've heard this one — and is nearly hauled away by the police for speaking calmly to his elected officials. Hilarious, right? Read full story

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As city charter turns two, questions remain

Yesterday was the second birthday of our mayor-council form of government. Are the "terrible twos" still ahead? Read full story