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Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Arthur Shimek sent me an email this morning that his client, Paul Galusha, won his case,#2013 CA 001565, against the city of Pensacola and received a verdict for $ 318,541.58. However, because the city has sovereign immunity, Galusha will only receive $100,000. Inweekly published a story on [...]

Poll show Governor’s race too close to call

Poll show Governor’s race too close to call

By DARA KAM and JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than two months before Election Day, Florida voters are split between their top two choices for governor, but they agree on one thing --- neither candidate turns them on. That's according to a poll by Quinnipiac University [...]

Political Forum for State House and Congress tomorrow

Political Forum for State House and Congress tomorrow

On Thursday, September 25th, 11:15 am - 1 pm, Women for Responsible Legislation will be hosting a political forum at Pensacola City Hall with candidates running for Florida State Representative, and for Congress. These forums are open to the public so all are invited and encouraged to attend. [...]

County murmurs

County murmurs

Last night the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved its 2014-15 budget. At request of a commissioner (mostly likely Gene Valentino), the Escambia County Sheriff's budget request for $750,000 for additional deputies was voted on separately. Commissioners Valentino and Wilson Robertson [...]

Marriage Equality Celebration in Pensacola tonight

Marriage Equality Celebration in Pensacola tonight

Tonight at Seville Quarter, the ACLU of Florida and the Pensacola Alliance for Equality are hosting a celebration of the federal court decision striking down Florida’s ban on allowing and recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples, as well as discussing opportunities to advance LGBT equality [...]

Weekend Buzz: Millers appeal, Mean Gene

Weekend Buzz:  Millers appeal, Mean Gene

Attorney Robert Rushing told Inweekly over the weekend that Terik Miller and his parents will appeal his eligibility to the FHSAA. People on the west side aren't surprised Superintendent Malcom Thomas didn't offer leniency, only disappointed. ---- Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

Volume 1 of the Main Street Projects has 1,250 pages, which seem daunting to review but hundreds of the pages are duplications of the same memos, specifications and reports. Roads, Inc of Northwest Florida was awarded the $1.4 million contract. There were four change orders, last including a [...]

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a new twist on man vs. machine, more than a dozen Florida campaign whizzes are matching wits against a computer program, taking shots at predicting the outcome of state legislative races for charity. Tallahassee lobbyist and Republican consultant [...]

City releases part of the documents

City releases part of the documents

This morning I was handed a disk at city hall that has the documents Inweekly requested regarding Jerry Pate Design and the Main Street projects. I will review them and post something late today on that information. The other requests regarding the insurance broker, travel expenses and banking [...]

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Two projects will create four lanes from Beulah Road to US 29 The latest release of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 5-year Work Plan revealed funding for the long-awaited widening of almost 10 miles of Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and US 29 that will include the [...]

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

WHAT: The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop session to discuss the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), which Escambia County has placed on the November 4 ballot. The one-cent tax was last approved by voters countywide on March 7, 2006. If approved in November, the LOST [...]

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds received a 5-0 vote from the Petroskey City Council to be their new city manager. According to the Petroskey News, the decision followed interviews with Reynolds and three other candidates. Petoskey is a town on Lake Michigan with a population [...]

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