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SAO reports to be issued soon

March 31, 2010

Spoke with assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille yesterday on his investigations into the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Marcille said the Arts Council investigation should be finished in the next…

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ECUA continues to attack EWG

March 14, 2010

While the community is seeking more unfiltered information on its drinking water, ECUA officials continue to attack the Environmental Working Group, which published last December a study that ranked ECUA’s water as the worse in the…

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ECUA upset with IN…and me

March 12, 2010

At yesterday’s Leadership Pensacola session, ECUA officials made it clear they aren’t happy with the IN. The fact is ECUA is the least open of all our local government agencies. You can’t find the current budget…

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Viewpoint on Pensacola Beach Master Plan

March 9, 2010

My Fellow Pensacola Citizens, As a lifelong resident of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, I have always been a proponent of improving the quality of life in our beautiful city. We have sat by and watched our…

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Buzz: Moratorium tied to ECUA

March 8, 2010

The Pensacola City Council will consider today a ban of industrial land uses inside the CRA. What I’m hearing is that this has to do with ECUA’s possible uses for the Main Street Treatment plant site…

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Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

March 4, 2010

WITH HURRICANE ROUNDABOUT ON THE HORIZON, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE A Viewpoint of the Pensacola Beach Master Plan By John F. Asmar As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, we all know that…

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Thomas to close three schools

March 3, 2010

WEAR TV 3 reports that Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wants to close three alternative schools: Sidney Nelson, AV Clubbs and E-Seal. I couldn’t find anything about the closures on the school district’s website.…

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Beach Master Plan catching heat

March 2, 2010

The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten such a bad response from the general public at the last…