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Escambia County

Pensacola Beach toll reduced

March 17, 2017

At the Thursday, March 16 commission meeting, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved a reduction in the Pensacola Beach General Public Annual Pass, reducing the annual fee from $50 to $20. The fee reduction will…

Escambia County Politics

Triumph spending proposal advances

March 17, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Efforts by Panhandle lawmakers to steer BP settlement money toward counties most impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill aren’t out of the legislative mire yet. But…

Politics

Gwen Graham speaking Pensacola, March 24

March 17, 2017

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who may be running for governor in 2018, will be coming to Pensacola on March 24, to be the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by the Escambia Democratic Party. Dinner will…

Pensacola

City Attorney ruled on Budget analyst last August

March 16, 2017

City Attorney Lysia Bowling issued a legal opinion in August 2016 regarding the Budget Analyst position. She said the position was solely under the discretion of the Council. Bowling: “The decision to hire a Budget Analyst…

Pensacola

Hayward veto gets muddier

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed the Pensacola City Council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. However, not only did the city voters authorize the position in the 2014 general election, but…

Pensacola

Council president responds to veto

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Council President Brian Spencer responded last night to Inweekly’s request for his position on Mayor Ashton Hayward’s veto of a council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. “I need to give…

Escambia County

Underhill no worried about BRAC [podcast]

March 15, 2017

A Base Realignment and Closure process is coming. Escambia County Commission chairman Doug Underhill isn’t worried after meeting with the Florida Defense Alliance. “We’re not even talking about BRAC,” said the commissioner on “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday.…

Politics

Pensacola mayor vetoes something he can’t

March 15, 2017

Yesterday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward notified Council President Brian Spencer that he has vetoed the Council action on March 9 regarding the hiring of a Budget Analyst, citing Article IV, Section 4.01(a)(10). See veto. Hayward wrote…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Ingram pushes $28M in projects

March 15, 2017

State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) has submitted $28 million worth of appropriation bills. including $11,481,000 for his alma mater, Florida State University.  The University of West Florida is in for $5 million.   HB 3983 Sand…