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Politics

Escambia County

Susan Boyle

April 17, 2009

Ok, if you missed this, then you’ve not been watching any of the news channels. But you’ve got to see and hear this. A must for Fridays. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY…

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Pensacola Tea Party

April 16, 2009

About 500 Tea Party protesters lined up in front of University Mall on Davis Highway, one of the busiest streets in Pensacola. Pensacola is a conservative stronghold lying in the Bible Belt and a home to…

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Tourism update

April 16, 2009

The Bed Tax reports are in for March and YTD collections are down $65,044 compared to last year – 3.73 percent Areas hit hardest YTD are: Zip code 32504 – south of I-10 around University Mall…

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Economic Update

April 16, 2009

Received this email newsletter from Charles Wood of the Pensacola Chamber: This email is the result of a renewed effort to push information out about our economic development efforts to our members. This email is only…

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Oops, Equestrian Center gets bigger subsidy

April 16, 2009

The 2008-2009 budget for the Equestrian Center shows that it is getting $182,306 in LOST funds. This is a 45 percent increase over last fiscal year – $56,963 more. Here is the budget: equestrian-center-budget…

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IN Hockey Proposal

April 16, 2009

Let the Southern Professional Hockey Team keep all the concessions and parking. It will give them an incentive to offer special promotions and take the pressure off making all their money from ticket sales. However, the…

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Why a mental health court

April 16, 2009

Robert Boggan maybe would still be alive. Boggan was arrested at a Dollar Tree store Aug. 18, 2005 by sheriff’s deputies after a disturbance. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office charged him with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.…

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Analysis of School Admin. cuts

April 15, 2009

I have reviewed the staff cuts that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is proposing to the Escambia County School Board. Cutting 50 bus drivers makes up 35% of the savings. Superintendent: Information Services: $103,930 (-13.24%) School Board Attorney:…

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ECSO recommends Mental Health Court

April 15, 2009

Press Release ECSO RECOMMENDS MENTAL HEALTH COURT Pensacola, Fla — The Public Safety Coordinating Council of Escambia County yesterday recommended the County Commission allocate $387,169 toward the welfare of the mentally ill in the Escambia County…

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Battle for DOJ grants

April 15, 2009

For the past 12 years, the block grants from the Department of Justice have given by the County Commissioners to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Court Administrator. This year, the BOCC resurrected the Public…

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Lack of plan hurts hockey

April 15, 2009

Escambia County Commission has no economic plan which hurts the county when it is faced with proposals like professional hockey leasing the Civic Center. Does hockey add to our quality of life? Will it attract economic…

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There is more

April 14, 2009

John Panyko sent out this email: We have learned that the County will telling the Tourist Development Council this afternoon that the Pensacola Civic Center will require an additional operational subsidy of approximately $250,000. This additional…