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Beach CRA

December 17, 2007

Panama City Beach has a Community Redevelopment Agency to take care of its infrastructure needs. It can do so since its beach residents and businesses pay property taxes. The Pensacola Beach leases are just another example…

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Civic Center for sale

December 14, 2007

There is a buzz that BOCC is considering selling the Pensacola Civic Center. It sleeps 6000, ten bathrooms, large family room, no yard to mow, no windows. Interested?…

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Can not resist this post

December 14, 2007

Two months after I wrote about the Chamber’s magnet program, the daily newspaper writes that they are popular: Magnets showing up everywhere, and chamber hopes they will stick. My Oct. 4 Outtakes (HEROIC PENSACOLA) was on…

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Panama City may get port tenant

December 14, 2007

Panama City has an Intermodal Distribution Center to go with its port. It’s an industrial park near Hwy 231 for companies who agree to use its port. The News Herald reports that B&C Technologies has signed…

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County buys land for westside park

December 14, 2007

The Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association will get its ball park. Escambia County commissioners on Thursday approved, by a 4-1 vote, the purchase of 217 acres on Bauer Road for $1.41 million from the Marks family.…

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PNJ reports Touart wants better pension

December 14, 2007

Three days have you read it here on the blog, Pensacola News Journal reports Touart fighting for his pension. The county commissioners didn’t take the bait and did nothing about Patterson’s letter. It’s apparent former County…

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Springdale ballpark to open April 2008

December 13, 2007

In Springdale, Ark., a referendum passed on July 11, 2006 to build a baseball park by extending a 1% sales tax. The vote was close – passing by only 15 votes, 2,408 to 2,393. The government…

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Baseball in Billings

December 13, 2007

Here is how another city moved quickly to get its baseball park built: In Billings, Montana, city residents passed a referendum for a new park on Nov. 7, 2006. On June 11 bonds were issued to…

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Mobile job market bright

December 13, 2007

From Mobile Press Register Mobile area employers expect 2008 to start much stronger than 2007 in terms of hiring, according to the results of the most recent Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. None of the companies interviewed…

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Possible Touart game plan

December 12, 2007

I’ve been trying to figure out what is the Touart game plan with this last minute move to get on the 12/13 BOCC agenda: 1. The new BOCC chairman is vocal Touart friend and supporter Mike…

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Atty says Touart still county employee

December 11, 2007

Former (?) County administrator George Touart’s attorney has sent a letter to Escambia County Commissioner Mike Whitehead that says Touart was never terminated by the county and is still a county employee. Mike Patterson writes: Mr.…

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Draft RFP for CMP developers

December 11, 2007

Here is the draft for Request for Proposal for the master developer of the Community Maritime Park: rfpmaritime-park.pdf Enjoy!…

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Fred Thompson on IN Your Head Radio

December 11, 2007

The Fred Thompson campaign team working with NewsRadio 1620 to get presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on the show today. We have a shot to get him on my show between 1 to 2 p.m. or Marty…

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Hall ignores emails

December 11, 2007

Last week, a big show was made to send Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall emails in support of the Community Maritime Park. The Friends of the Community Maritime Park reported over 50 emails were sent. John…

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Council moves ahead on CMP, sort of

December 11, 2007

Notes on the Pensacola city council’s discussion on the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park at its committee of the whole meeting: The Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park’s pre-development budget and site plan were approved,…