Ocean & Coastal Management

One thing I have learned over life is to never stop learning. I think that is especially important as your commissioner. I should be reading, listening, and learning from experts before making decisions.

I stared reading Ocean & Coastal Management is an international journal published 12 times per year dedicated to the study of all aspects of ocean and coastal management at international, national, regional, and local levels.
Sustainable development and conservation of ocean and coastal resources requires the insights.


Posted on 08 Jan 2018, 11:27 - Category: IRB

Walking the town

If I haven’t gotten to your house yet, it’s just a matter of time. Walking the whole town to meet and listen to everyone.


Posted on 08 Jan 2018, 11:24 - Category: IRB

Overseas Voting

On January 26th overseas ballots will be mailed out. If you are overseas and not registered to vote, please sign up as quickly as possible.


If you are overseas and planning to vote, please let me know what questions I could answer for you as you make your decision. I'm happy to speak via phone, email, text to ensure you know my passions for keeping IRB the place we all love. (Please share with those you may know who are overseas)


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Posted on 04 Jan 2018, 17:09 - Category: IRB

Understanding our needs

After a long discussion with John E. Bishop, Ph.D. Coastal Mgmt. Coordinator Pinellas County Environmental Management. He was nice enough to answer all my questions as well as send me many documents and research materials. I have been reading, learning, and educating myself on this issue. As your commissioner, this is the type of research I plan to do on every issue.

I want to hear from you, the property and business owners, the experts on the issues, and do my own research into how issues we are facing were tackled and successful in other areas. I want to hear innovative ideas and technologies that could help us for today and the future.

I want all the facts before making decisions that will impact Indian Rocks Beach.

I highly recommend reviewing his presentation: http://ow.ly/yaDG30hp0dM

The pictures from 1985 and the possibility of seeing this happen again to IRB causes my passion to grow daily on this topic. If I must go door to door to speak with each person to answer questions I will, this issue is that important to me and I believe it should be to all in our community.

Posted on 27 Dec 2017, 19:41 - Category: IRB

Federal Funding needed for IRB

Federal funding for renourishment projects is critical. Most Pinellas projects cost between $30 million and $40 million. Typically, federal funding picks up 60 percent of that. State funds, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, pay for about 20 percent and the other 20 percent comes from county funds.

The county portion comes from the tourist development tax. One-half of 1 percent of the 5 percent tax is set aside annually for beach projects, generating about $2 million per year. Without federal funding, other alternatives would be necessary to fund a typical beach project.

I don’t want to end up like Redington Shores: http://www.tbnweekly.com/beach_beacon/no-beach-nourishment-for-redington-shores/article_edcbbbf8-a72f-5708-a686-a27498f11f9c.html

I will work as hard as I can to get this done for Indian Rocks Beach.

Paid for by Nick Palomba for IRB City Commissioner.

Posted on 27 Dec 2017, 19:37 - Category: IRB

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