Gate cancels hearing!


News coverage - 2019.

Click here and here for all press coverage of Save Guana Now prior to 2019.

January 3, 2019, The Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on a judge's denial of PV Corp's motion which demanded St. Johns County modify the Outpost’s designation of “conservation” without a public hearing.

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January 8, 2019, The St. Augustine Record provides extensive coverage on judge's ruling. Reports Outpost cannot be altered from Conservation to Residential by an act of the county administrator.

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April 4, 2019, The Ponte Vedra Recorder reported on our garage sale fundraiser.

See grand total and photos here.

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January 10, 2019, The Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on the Ponte Vedra Corporation firing its legal team after ruling, despite the fact that PVC says it's "pleased" with outcome.

January 10, 2019, Opinion Editor of the St. Augustine Record, Jim Sutton, delivers scathing critique of Ponte Vedra Corp.'s legal strategy and underscores the environmental value of the Outpost property.

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April 14, 2019, The St. Augustine Record reported on Gate's so-called "settlement" in which the county made no concessions in the lawsuit Gate lost.

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April 16, 2019, The St. Augustine Record covered the Commissioners' approval of the Outpost "settlement." Save Guana Now reiterates its long-held position. Public hearings expected.

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April 25, 2019, The Ponte Vedra Recorder highlights various aspects the Settlement Agreement, including quotes from Save Guana Now and Gate.

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June 24, 2019, Action News Jax reported on Outpost controversy and on Gate's Open House planned for that evening. 

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June 28, 2019, the St. Augustine Record gave Save Guana Now the front page story, highlighting our objections to development of the Outpost and the large opposition displayed at Gate's Open House June 24th.

July 5, 2019, The Times-Union ran the same story on the front page of the Metro Section, with an important additional subhead.

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July 16, 2019 letter in Times Union:

Residents remain opposed to developing conservation land  


August 3 2019 letter in St. Augustine Record:  Vista Tranquila is a hunting ground

August 6, 2019 letter in St. Augustine Record: Time is now to save Outpost from destruction (Correction to time: hearing begins at 3:30, not 1:30)



August 15, 2019, The St. Augustine Record reported on the "sea of whie" shirts showing opposition to development,  and the results of the PZA vote.

August 15, 2019, Action News Jax reported on the packed room  and overfloow crowd at the PZA hearing.

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August 18, 2019, The St. Augustine Record provides further coverage on the PZA hearing. The paper reported in error that another organization helped fund experts that were hired by Save Guana Now.

August 18, 2019 letter in St. Augustine Record: Outpost fight: Why have land use designations?

August 28, 2019 Folio Weekly, Independent Voice of Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau Counties, features Save Guana Now as its cover story.

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August 29, 2019 The Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on the PZA vote.

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August 29 letter, Times Union, We must act to protect the preserve and Lake Guana. 

September 6, 2019 News4Jax posts a web report on Gate's proposal. The first version was inaccurate, but they made the correction the following day:

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September 6, 2019, The St. Augustine Record and the Times Union report on an announcement by Gate to hold off on development of the Outpost, contingent on the county commissioners voting for the change of designation from conservation to residential.

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September 6, 2019 Action News Jax reports on the proposal, unfortunately misstating that the development on the Outpost was cancelled. Residents are interviewed and vow to keep fighting.

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September 11,  2019 letter in St. Augustine Record:  Gate has set traps in Guana  >>>>>>>

September 10, 2019 Folio Weekly editor has tough words for Gate.

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September 14/15,  2019, St. Augustine Record's front page story reports Outpost hearing is cancelled by Gate. In same section, a full page ad from Save Guana Now still runs, asking supporters to attend hearing. Ad could not be revised or pulled due to lateness of Gate's announcement.

September 12, 2019, the Ponte Vedra Recorder reports on PVC's proposed 3-year delay on construction. Subhead reveals Sept. 13 update on story that PV Corp. cancelled the upcoming Tuesday hearing.

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September 17,  2019, First Coast News covers Gate's cancellation of Outpost hearing. Read story beneath video for complete interviews.

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September 19, 2019, The Ponte Vedra Recorder announces PVC's withdrawal from the Commission hearing citing a letter from PVC. An email update from Save Guana Now is quoted: " Gate was not interested in an encore of the PZA hearing with our record-setting attendance and our experts whose arguments were so strong, Gate's attorney's best strategy was to campaign to slash their time."

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