Mayor immovable, Police Chief out in May

February 6, 2017

Months ago, we posted that Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander wanted to keep his job after his DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program) date as CFO Dick Barker, Assistant to the City Council Elaine Mager and others…

Escambia County

Town Hall on Beach toll bridge set for Feb 23

February 3, 2017

The Escambia County Public Works Department will host a town hall meeting to discuss Bob Sikes Bridge operations and Pensacola Beach traffic Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the commission meeting room located in the…


Gaetz holds ‘Open Gaetz Day’ on Feb. 23

February 2, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz has created political waves in Washington, D.C. and Northwest Florida. This month he will get feedback from his constituents when he holds his first “Open Gaetz Day” on Feb. 23 in Milton and…

Florida Politics

House bills sponsored by Rep. Frank White

February 2, 2017

Freshman State Rep. Frank White has submitted eight bills for consideration: HB 55 – Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans General Bill by Burgess and White (CO-SPONSORS) Diaz, M.; Fant; Fischer; Ponder Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans:…


City of Pensacola ups digital game

February 1, 2017

The City of Pensacola issued two press releases on improvements to its communication and financial accountability systems. The City has a new 311-app that now includes the City of Pensacola downtown parking map. It reportedly accesses…

Escambia County

Escambia County has new Corrections director

February 1, 2017

The Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown has hired Tamyra Jarvis as the new Director of Corrections, with responsibilities to include oversight of the Escambia County Jail, Community Corrections Division and Road Prison. Her first day on…

Business Politics

McFaul leaves Gaetz for Ballard Partners

February 1, 2017

The Florida-based lobbying firm Ballard Partners have opened an office in Washington, D.C. Dan McFaul, who most recently served as Congressman Matt Gaetz’s chief of staff to help with the freshman representative’s transition, has joined the…

Environment Federal

Buzz: Gaetz wants to abolish EPA

January 31, 2017

Huffington Post has reported that Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency. The email on Tuesday morning was sent to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation,…