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Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

The salary for Pensacola mayor is too low, $100,000. The Pensacola City Council should have a discussion about raising the salary to a level comparable with the county's constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector (Constitutionalsalariesfinal13), [...]

Nelson wants to tell Grover ‘Hi’ and Gene gets a cup of coffee

Nelson wants to tell Grover ‘Hi’ and Gene gets a cup of coffee

This must be the day for elected officials to use their positions to get their staffs (and the taxpayers) to promote their re-election campaigns: From Escambia County Public Information: Senator Nelson to Meet With Commissioner Robinson, Other Officials Wednesday at PSC Monday, August [...]

PPD press release promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

PPD press release  promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

Two press releases on burglary arrests. One from the Pensacola Police Department, the other from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. One an over-the-top political plug, the other a standard law enforcement release. Guess which is which. PPD Release - notice last paragraph. Sometimes, it [...]

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents the Escambia County Area Transit and Escambia County Community Transportation workers and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1771 which represents the classified blue collar County workers under the Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County [...]

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

The buzz is the old AV Clubbs School on Cervantes between 12th and 11th and the commercial offices on that block will become home to a Publix. Sources inside city hall say that the design presented to the mayor's office calls for architecture that will fit in with the East Hill neighborhood. Expect [...]

Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

A nominating panel Thursday decided to interview 16 candidates, including current Commissioner Julie Brown, for two upcoming vacancies on the state Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission Nominating Council chose the 16 from a list of 32 applicants. Along with Brown, those on the [...]

City attorney disputes City administrator email

City attorney disputes City administrator email

Apparently all is not well in city hall: From: Janet Matteson Date: July 31, 2014 9:01:29 AM CDT To: Colleen Castille , "'sales@ajmugs.com'" , Ashton Hayward , Stephanie Tillery , Brian Spencer , Rusty Wells , Tamara Fountain , City Council Subject: RE: Directive from City Ms. [...]

Evers endorses Valentino

Evers endorses Valentino

I just received an endorsement letter from State Senator Greg Evers for Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino, who is battling Doug Underhill in the District 2 race. Evers wrote, "I have worked with Gene tirelessly in Tallahassee over the last eight years and I know his work ethic is very [...]

City Council pushes ahead with charter amendments

Pensacola City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn has called a special meeting for Monday, August 11 to vote on two proposed amendments to the city's charter. If they are approved by the Pensacola City Council and avoid the mayor's veto, then the amendments will be placed on the Nov. 4 general [...]

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Governor Rick Scott continued his two-week “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour in Pensacola yesterday at Global Business Solutions, introducing his policies to make Florida the nation’s leader in growing emerging industries with good-paying jobs. The centerpiece of his plan, according to his [...]

UWF alumae face in judge race, political forum July 31

UWF alumae face in judge race, political forum July 31

UWF Legal Studies Program hosts candidates, alumnae for Judicial Forum The University of West Florida Legal Studies Program is sponsoring a judicial forum featuring First Judicial Circuit Judge candidates and UWF alumnae Jennie Kinsey and Michelle Inere on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. [...]

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Press Release: The Gene Valentino Campaign is totally unaware of who is in charge or who is involved in creating and releasing these robo calls. Gene, and his supporters, look forward to continuing a clean campaign and letting the community know how much District 2 has achieved and there is so much [...]

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