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Commissioner May comes to aid of parade organizers

The daily newspaper has an article on how the volunteers that have organized the Pensacola Veterans Day believe that they have been given the runaround by the city of Pensacola. The Florida Department of Transportation toughened requirements this year for its “Maintenance of Traffic” [...]

Transit union delays strike

Transit union delays strike

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 Negotiating team has agreed to postpone the strike it set for next Monday, Oct. 21. The union will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday with the First Transit --the company that runs Escambia County Transit Authority for the county. The negotiating session will be [...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell research

Press Release: University of West Florida faculty members with the social work and anthropology departments are currently conducting research regarding life after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for active duty military and veterans. The study explores any changes for lesbian, gay, bisexual or [...]

Visit Pensacola delivers new bylaws to the county, they decide who minority director is (No surprise)

Visit Pensacola delivers new bylaws to the county, they decide who minority director is (No surprise)

Hotel lobbyist Ron Ellington has delivered a new set of bylaws for Visit Pensacola to the county attorney. The new bylaws allow for a permanent seat for a minority. However, that minority isn't chosen by any outside group and is instead chosen by the rest of the directors. Hmmm, to whom do you [...]

Ellington had plenty of time to give BCC and public more details (draft Visit Pensacola bylaws)

Ellington's history with the tourism budget goes back beyond the last few weeks: From: Ron Ellington Sent: Monday, July 08, 2013 7:53 PM To: Gene Valentino (district2@co.escambia.fl.us); Wilson Robertson (district1@co.escambia.fl.us); Grover Robinson (GCROBINS@co.escambia.fl.us); [...]

Buzz: ACE requests to make presentation

There really are two tourism issues facing the Escambia Board of County Commissioners: the governance and control of $5.5 million in bed tax dollars and the surplus in bed tax dollars for the 2012-13 fiscal year. David Bear, president of Art, Culture, and Entertainment (ACE), has requested 25 [...]

Lobbyist tried to dictate who would represent the arts community on new tourism board

Lobbyist tried to dictate who would represent the arts community on new tourism board

Ron Ellington, paid lobbyist for the hotel industry, apparently has his Visit Pensacola board chosen to run tourism for Escambia County. According to David Bear, head of Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc (ACE), Ellington told him that his volunteer group that represents the cultural [...]

Smoke, Mirrors and PowerPoint presentation get $5.5 million from county

Smoke, Mirrors and PowerPoint presentation get $5.5 million from county

Yesterday, the Escambia County Commission approved giving an new group, called Visit Pensacola, $5.5 million in bed tax dollars to run tourism for the county. The new group isn't incorporated so the funds will be deposited with the Pensacola Sports Association. There are no written documents on [...]

NY Giant talks about his rehab in Pensacola

Maybe the Escambia County Commission should contribute bed tax dollars to the Andrews Institute for all the publicity Dr. Andrews and his patients give the Pensacola area. Today, NFL player Terrill Thomas writes for Huffington Post about his rehab in Pensacola: "A Journey Back to the NFL."

Buzz: County pay raise in final 2014 budget

At last night’s budget meeting, Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia County Commission that he would include a three-percent raise for every county employee in the final budget package. The commissioners will consider and vote on that package during the next budget meeting [...]

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Justin Princes Taylor, Jr., for First Degree Murder in the death of Adnan Glelati, owner of 7 Stars Auto. At the time of the murder, Taylor was an inmate in the Escambia County Work Release program, living in [...]

Escambia County Responds to Cowgirl’s Death

By Sarah McCartan This afternoon, Escambia County Director of Community Affairs Marilyn Wesley, responded to the accidental euthanasia of Danielle Riggens’ Labrador retriever mix Cow Girl, performed by the Escambia County Animal Shelter (ECAS). The euthanasia was performed just after [...]

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