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PNJ endorses Bob McLaughlin

As we wrote in the paper a few weeks ago, County Administrator Bob McLaughlin's job is in jeopardy. His contract is up for renewal and we know of at least three commissioners that aren't satisfied with his job performance. In its editorial today, the PNJ comes out in support of the county [...]

ECUA has worst drinking water

ECUA has worst drinking water

On Saturday, the Environmental Working Group released findings of a multi-year study on tap water for major cities nationwide. The study tested MSAs with a population of over 250,000 people and checked for the amount of chemicals present in the water since 2004. Other factors were considered, [...]

Helping children

Who in this community does a good job of helping children? Child are the hapless victims of poverty. They didn't choose their parents and have little control over the living conditions. A couple of programs that come to mind are the PACE Center for Girls and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Who else [...]

Did college force retirement of Sansom predecessor?

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that former Northwest Florida State College president, Bob Richburg, may have nudged Jim Chitwood into early retirement so that he could hire then-Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom. Read more.

Dishonest petition

If Marty Donovan truly wanted to stop the Community Maritime Park, then he should have had a petition drive in April or May. At the April 23 regular meeting of the Pensacola City Council, the Council unanimously approved the Development Agreement and Sub-Lease Agreement between CMPA and Maritime [...]

America’s Most Stylish Blogger

America’s Most Stylish Blogger

Trang Huyen of the Behind the Seams in Pensacola, Fla. has been selected America's Most Stylish Blogger by stylelist.com. I was pulling for Derek Cosson.

City Pension solution

If Consolidation is recommended by the commission and that plan includes merging Energy Services of Pensacola into a utility authority, then ESP shouldn't be given. Instead, it should be sold to the new authority. All proceeds go to fund the unfunded pension balances for the city general, police [...]

Tick, tick, tick – Consolidation deadline looms

The Escambia County Consolidation Commission is less that 45 days away from its Jan. 15, 2010 deadline to report to the Northwest Florida legislative delegation. Prior to that meeting, if consolidation is to be proposed, it must also present its final report to the Pensacola City Council, Escambia [...]

Poker coming to dogtrack

Mobile Press Register is reporting: "Officials at Pensacola Greyhound Track in western Escambia County expect the track's poker room to open "around the end of January," general manager Nick Schlikin said in a Pensacola News Journal report. Construction has yet to begin on the poker room, which is [...]

Charter Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES for Approval 7,762 (55.2%) NO for Rejection 6,308 (44.8%) Total votes cast 14,070 We will analyze the vote further tomorrow, but the message of change that began in September 2006 with the CMP vote and was continued in the 2008 City Council election is still alive. We can trust the [...]

Tourism boomed this summer

Tourism boomed this summer

Press Release: Despite a slow economy, tourism numbers in the Pensacola Bay Area were the second-highest in history. From Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009, overnight visitors to the area generated $133 million in lodging revenue. 2007-08 was a record year for the Pensacola Bay Area tourism [...]

Rawlins conduit to DC funds for NBM

From our research, one of the stronger links between No Boss Mayor and the ICMA is Beth Rawlins, a Clearwater political strategist who specializes in helping Florida cities stop efforts to convert to Mayor-Council formats and to fight consolidation attempts around the state of Florida. Rawlins is [...]

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