FERNANDINA BEACH WEATHER

City commission candidate Ed Boner identifies biggest opportunities facing city and how to take advantage of it

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Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4

Ed Boner, Candidate Group 4

“Well, we have several opportunities. Our location is exceptional. I see the festivals, shows and events like Concours D’Elegance, Last Leg Rally, Sounds on Centre, Triathalons, Shrimp Festival, Fourth of July,
Babe Ruth Tournaments, Blues Festival, Book Festival, Kingfish Tournament, Surf Contests, Reggae Concerts and the BBQ Cookoffs as the best promotions we have. Our opportunity is the free ride we have through promotion by event organizers. We may see a second Vintage Air and Car show in November of 2013 at the City Airport. If estimates are accurate, we may see this bigger festival with a more direct impact on Fernandina than Concours D’Elegance. We have an exceptional opportunity to see job growth, property value growth and revenue as a byproduct. I hope you all see the same future.”

Editor’s Note:  This is the third question in a series of five posed to candidates for the Fernandina Beach City Commission.   The answers come to our readers unedited and in the candidates own words.  We rotate the order of candidates from week to week.  Ed Boner and incumbent Tim Poynter will seek Group 4, John Campbell Elwell and Pat K Gass will seek  Group 5.

September 25, 2012 6:35 a.m.

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