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What did Front Porch audit find?

What did Front Porch audit find?

The auditor found several problems with the  financials of Front Porch. We've obtained copy of the board's response to the issues raised by the auditor and the board's plan to make the necessary corrections. Read pdf:  Audit issues

MacNeil resigns

We just received information that Front Porch chairwoman Michelle MacNeil has tendered her resignation from the Pensacola board.

Susan Story letter on Front Porch

Susan Story letter on Front Porch

Here is the letter from Gulf Power that Thelma Manley mentioned at her press conference on Front Porch. The letter (dated Aug 8, 2003) is a request from Susan Story to the Gulf Power Foundation board to make a $5000 donation to Front Porch. Story does ask that 20% be earmarked for the community [...]

Pelicans on TV

Cox Sports Television (CST) and the Pensacola Pelicans have announced its three-game television schedule today. In the second year of a two-year agreement, CST will broadcast three home games for the Pelicans from Pelican Park on the University of West Florida campus. "We were thrilled with the [...]

MOB idea – sell parks for housing

MOB idea – sell parks for housing

PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien writes today: The city has more than 90 parks and recreation sites, which offer lots of open space but are costly to maintain. The smart thing: Sell a few of those that are seldom used or too expensive. The city could require that parks only be sold for "work-fare" [...]

FAMU money problems

FAMU money problems

I almost hesitated posting this because I felt it might look like I'm piling on African-American leaders for poor financial management. But this is news. Miami Herald reports that auditors have found several problems at Florida A&M University: • More than $39 million in university spending [...]

Manley-Front Porch analysis

Manley-Front Porch analysis

Yesterday's Front Porch press conference leaves more questions than answers. There is still conflicting information. The state is doing the right thing by suspending the operations of Front Porch until the inspector general can fully investigate the local program. The daily newspaper was [...]

Blog view – 3/21/07

Blog view – 3/21/07

Buzz: Front Porch press conference

IN editor Duwayne Escobedo attended the press conference and reports: Surrounded by about two dozen friends, family, black community leaders and some of the Governor’s Front Porch Revitalization Council of Pensacola board members, Thelma Manley denied any mishandling of the agency’s funds [...]

Thelma Manley

A review of the PNJ newspaper archives reveals that Pensacola Front Porch had a rocky start. Manley became community liason after director Johnny Crawford was ousted for excluding community input. State leaders had to intervene and get the program back on track. Crawford had helped the chamber get [...]

History of Pensacola Front Porch

The daily has had two articles on possible irregularities with Pensacola's Front Porch and allegations of community liason Thelma Manley misusing funds. PFP was part of Gov. Jeb Bush's faith-based initiatives - similar to what his brother George did when he was in governor of Texas. Here is [...]

Blog view 3/20/07

Blog view 3/20/07

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