Preserve and Protect St. Augustine

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Edward Adelbert Slavin  SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
Investigative reporter on environmental, government reform and human and civil rights issues investigating local wrongdoing and helping  win more than 55 public interest victories  in Our Nation's Oldest City, St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida since 2005.  
Called an "environmental hero" by Folio Weekly, 2008. Decades-long history of activism and righting wrongs -- from exposing Oak Ridge, Tennessee mercury pollution by Y-12 nuclear weapons plant (largest mercury pollution event in world history) to advocacy for GLBT rights and whistleblowers to ten years of activism in St. Augustine.
Lots of positive change here in St. Augustine since 2005.
Yes we can!
Here's the July 11, 2016 video of my visit to St. Johns County Attorney Patrick McCormack, seeking a pubilc record withheld for two years needed to get justice for Michelle O'Connell:



Here's a photo summary of the last decade:
http://cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com/2014/12/its-been-wonderful-decade-thank-you-for.html
Here's my 10 minute talk to County Commision about the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore: 


Here's the Folio Weekly article about our mayor, defeated for re-election as a result of my investigation of his no-bid commerial lease with another former mayor:   http://folioweekly.com/THE-BLOGGER-THE-LEASE-AND-THE-ST-AUGUSTINE-MAYORS-RACE,10719
Here's my column from May 3, 2014 St. Augustine Record, "The Bohemians have won,"  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2014-05-03/guest-column-bohenmians-have-won
Here's the website for the proposed St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore, and some of my columns: www.staugustgreen.com
http://staugustine.com/opinions/2011-05-26/letter-all-embracing-park-best-gift-450th#.U3xFqb-tphAH
http://staugustine.com/stories/032607/opinions_4479465.shtml
http://staugustine.com/opinions/2014-02-02/guest#.U3xD7b-tphA
http://staugustine.com/opinions/2010-04-25/let-citizens-help-city-manager-selection#.U3xJ4L-tphA
Here's my blogs:  www.cleanupcityofstaugustine.blogspot.com
www.fourowls.blogspot.com
Here's the 2013 New York Times obituary on my former client, Oak Ridge National Laboratory whistleblower C.D. Varnadore, and the Times' initial 1992 article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/charles-d-varnadore-whistle-blower-at-nuclear-lab-dies-at-71.html?_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/05/us/nuclear-laboratory-whistle-blower-is-disciplined-for-questioning-a-test.html
Here's my 2013 column on surprising Gay rights victories in once-very-conservative St. Augustine:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2013-02-09/guest-column-acceptance-gays-sign-countys-growing-tolerance-sophistication#.U3xDoL-tphA
Here's my recent takes on stopping 7-Eleven destroying historic area:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2014-03-29/letter-oh-thank-heaven-no-7-eleven#.U3xE_L-tphA
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Here's my take on how we can fight Florida corruption:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2013-03-27/letter-how-we-people-can-fight-corruption-state
Here's my column in tribute to my mentor, environmental activist Robin Nadeau:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2012-02-05-0#.U3xFaL-tphA
Here's my column that helped to end Sunshine violations on our 450th celebration:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2011-01-29/guest-column-first-america-foundation-isnt-operating-sunshine#.U3xF7r-tphA
Here's how we helped open the Federal 450th Commemoration Commission to public participation at its first meeting:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2011-07-07/letter-let-public-speak-450th-meeting#.U3xGI7-tphA
Here's a cool supportive November 2006 editorial about me in the St. Augustine Record -- after I was attacked  for asking too many questions -- and three  supportive tributes [by two former clients, retired Special Agent Robert E. Tyndall and Hanford nuclear weapons plant environmental whistleblower Edwin L. Bricker, and my former boss, retired U.S. Department of Labor Chief Administrative Law Judge Nahum Litt (1979-1995)]:  http://staugustine.com/stories/111906/opinions_if83a3k.shtml
http://staugustine.com/stories/121006/opinions_425497d.shtml
http://staugustine.com/stories/120806/opinions_4255331c.shtml
http://staugustine.com/stories/121006/opinions_4257505.shtml
Here's my column in tribute to my mentor, KKK-buster Stetson Kennedy:
http://staugustine.com/opinions/2011-09-04/guest-column-stetson-kennedy-was-true-hero-ahead-his-time#.U3xHqL-tphA
Here's one of my columns on government reform:  http://staugustine.com/stories/090907/opinions_008.shtml
Here's one of my columns on reforming City Hall:
http://staugustine.com/stories/020208/opinions_txt01_060-111.shtml
Here's my 2011 column on civility and raising the quality of debate:  http://staugustine.com/opinions/2011-11-05/guest-column-civility-raise-quality-debate-lower-voices#.U3xJXb-tphA
Here's my 2008 column on our unanimous St. Augustine City Commission victory, reversing plans to return 40,000 cubic yards of contaminated solid waste (illegally dumped in Old City Reservoir in West Augustine African-American neighborhood) to historic African-American community of Lincolnville in 2000 dump trucks, with thirteen feet of dirt to be piled on top and called a "park":  http://staugustine.com/stories/052508/opinions_052508_071.shtml  
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20 days ago
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Working to foil Florida Power & Light's demand for a 30 year franchise for the City of St. Augustine Beach, whose City manager has ducked Commissioner instructions to explore alternatives. Working to halt hotelier's demand to delete underground parking from approved planned unit development, which would worsen our clogged streets here in Our Nation's Oldest City, while putting deliveries and garbage carts on our city sidewalks. Holding governments accountable is our civic duty. Yes we can!
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If you'd like to support independent, indefatigable investigative reporting and public interest advocacy in these trying times, please click on picture to contribute to the cause in St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida.
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Click on pic and contribute to the cause of human rights, environmental and historic preservation in St. Augustine, Florida, Our Nation's Oldest City. There's so much more to be done in 2017. Read the December 30th People Magazine article on Michelle O'Connell murder case and local law enforcement coverup. It's up to us to work to make this a better place.
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Update 73
Posted by Edward Adelbert Slavin
2 months ago
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Some sixty (60) public interest victories since 2005. Three in the past month, each defeating rebarbative St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR. Tonight, reform St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver is sworn in for her second term. Next Monday, St. Augustine Beach City Commissioner Andrea Samuels has hear last meeting as Commissioner. Tomorrow, two reform St. Johns County Commissioners attend their first meeting. And last Monday, the name of Fifth Circuit State's Attorney Brad King was not on the list of three names submitted to Governor Rick Scott for an upcoming vacancy on our Florida Supreme Court -- King covered up the Michelle O'Connell case as special prosecutor. We, the People defeated nefarious St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR three times in a row -- he opposed Mayor Shaver, supported Commissioner Samuels, and was the first of ten references provided by Brad King to Governor Rick Scott. With your help and encouragement, we will continue public interest advocacy and investigative reporting here in Our Nation's Oldest City. We're the blueberry in the middle of the big 'ole bowl of tomato soup that is Northeast Florida -- we're hurricane survivors, and we're working for enactment of the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore. www.staugustgreen.com
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Thank you Ed for your continued attention to injustices in our community.

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