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What should be mayor’s salary?

February 9, 2010

The Pensacola City Council will vote on Thursday to set the mayor’s salary at $100,000. What do the county constitutional officers make? Clerk of Courts, $130,828 Property Appraiser, $130,828 Tax Collector, $130,828 Sheriff: $139,423 Supervisor of…

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ECSO retiree charged with larceny

February 4, 2010

by Sean Boone A 32-year veteran of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 in department funds. Catherine Lister, who retired on Jan. 29 from the finance department, was charged…

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Evers shares wisdom. No really, that’s what it says

February 2, 2010

Press Release by Natalie Custodio: Tallahassee- Representative Greg Evers took a breather this morning from committee meetings to offer his own experience and wisdom to Florida’s next generation of civic-minded individuals. Representative Evers participated in a…

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Brownsville Middle School deal is off

January 27, 2010

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has withdrawn its offer for Brownsville Middle School after Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas refused to extend the due diligence period beyond 30 days or to consider a lower purchase price after…

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Page has phone records

January 24, 2010

Jamie Page has a solid investigative piece in Sunday’s daily paper. Through public records requests, Page got the cell phone records and message logs from the Escambia Commissioners. There are four troubling points about this fiasco.…

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County Purchasing Procedures

January 22, 2010

Test To be sure that I was being fair to Comm. Valentino, I spent time yesterday with Escambia County Purchasing Chief Claudia Simmons to understand the competitive sealed bid process. Comm. Valentino has repeatedly said that…

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UWF will have its offer before CMPA

January 21, 2010

The University of West Florida offer appears to be very similar to one being discussed by the master developer and university during the holidays. The master developer had already offered to reduce the size of the…

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Videos on Maplewood bid

January 20, 2010

Here are the comments from the different commissioners on the motion to reverse the re-bid of the Maplewood drainage project: KEVIN WHITE: GROVER ROBINSON: GENE VALENTINO: WILSON ROBERTSON: DISCUSSION ON THE SEALED BID PROCESS:…

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There was no error by Roads

January 19, 2010

Through a public records request, I have the bids made by Gulf Equipment and Roads Inc on the Maplewood drainage project. As you would expect, the two companies have differences on several items – pluses and…