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Possible Engineer bid solution

March 3, 2009

The issue of using local engineering firms is being heavily discussed both inside and outside county government. Here is a possible solution to the problem: Give preference in the review process to firms who employ local…

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Orlando firm recommended for $200K county project

March 2, 2009

Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt is being recommended by county staff for $199,793 worth of engineering work on sidewalk project for Gulf Beach Highway. They are based in Orlando. Second place – American Consulting Engineers of…

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Hilton Head, SC firm recommended for park design

March 2, 2009

Escambia County staff is recommending that the design work for Chimes Way Park – $68,745 – be given to the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina firm Woods+Partners, Inc.. Second place – Fabre Engineering – a locally-owned…

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McLaughlin adds buy-out to consent agenda

March 2, 2009

Escambia County Administrator Bob McLaughlin has added to the Board of County Commissioners agenda for its March 5 regular meeting a resolution for the “Separation Incentive Program.” It’s on the Consent Agenda – which means the…

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Nobles-Wiggins lands state post

March 2, 2009

Ryan Nobles Wiggins has been named a deputy director of communication for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. She is the daughter of former Councilman Jack Nobles, daughter-in-law of Mayor Mike Wiggins and once was an intern…

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Bring back idea of selling City Hall

March 2, 2009

In April 2005, the Pensacola City Council considered whether to sell City Hall or repair it. The City Council voted 9-1 -Mike Wiggins was the sole dissenting vote- to repair the building damaged by Hurricane Ivan.…

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Weekly Economic Development report

March 2, 2009

From Charles Wood, Pensacola Chamber Senior VP for Economic Development: * Trip to Century – I met with the Mayor of Century, Freddie McCall and toured Century’s business incubator on Tuesday. While the facility does not…

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Others give preference to locals

March 2, 2009

The website newrules.org lists these cities that offer preference to local businesses as a means to nurture small businesses and local economies. This is not impossible to do. Local Purchasing Preferences – Albuquerque, New Mexico The…

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Okaloosa County Sheriff indicted

February 27, 2009

WEAR TV reports that We have breaking news out of Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris has been indicted on multiple federal charges and has been suspended as sheriff. On Wednesday, the United States District Court issued…

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Sansom friend wants a toll road

February 26, 2009

St. Pete Times reports that Jay Odom, a developer closely linked to former House Speaker Ray Sansom, is pushing for a new toll road to slice through a nature preserve that taxpayers spent $16.5 million to…