Escambia County

Escambia County Politics

Valentino framed…or so it goes

April 19, 2010

Valentino supporters are alleging that the commissioner’s political opponent, George Touart, is behind the grand jury investigation of Gene Valentino’s campaign fundraising. They point to how quickly the Escambia County Grand Jury will be convening. Still…

Escambia County Politics

County Fire Marshall transferred (updated)

April 9, 2010

Escambia County remains “Bubba-ville USA.” WEAR TV 3 reports that last week Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom asked for the voluntary resignation of Stephen Rinaldi, county fire marshal. Sonya Daniel, public information manager, called to tell…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

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…