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More from Feb. 28 council meeting

March 2, 2008

From the council’s follow-up paperwork: Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a ten-year lease with Robert A. Cole d/b/a Bob Cole Imports for use of certain airport property. Council authorized the City Manager to…

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Notes: City Council meeting

February 29, 2008

COUNCIL MEETING, COUNCIL CHAMBERS FEBRUARY 28, 2008, 7 P.M. All members were present at Thursday evening’s City Council Meeting. The following issues were discusses in a public hearing format. A) REQUEST TO VACATE RIGHT OF WAY…

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City held hostage for 542 days

February 29, 2008

The Community Maritime Park construction will generate 1,500 jobs. The estimated weekly payroll is between $1 and $1.5 million per week – money that would be circulating through our community. It has been 542 days since…

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Sour milk

February 29, 2008

If you have a pitcher of sour milk, no matter how many glasses or how small the servings, every glass will contain sour milk. We can not expect better results from our city government, if we…

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Tech park may be ambushed

February 28, 2008

Rumors are flying that a group may try to ambush the Commerce Tech Park tonight at the Pensacola City Council meeting. There may be a push to add a minority contractor set-aside as condition for the…

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Mobile wins again

February 28, 2008

The National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico – which is located in Mobile – announced Tuesday that the Charting the Course Capital Campaign has topped the $7 million mark thanks to donors who have…

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Fire tax on council agenda

February 28, 2008

Pensacola City Council holds a public hearing tonight on the fire tax. Let’s see if the council really understands how they are taxing community to death. Also hear Sam Hall do the pledge from memory. COUNCIL…

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Cantonment Catfish pond

February 27, 2008

We have gotten a copy of the actual stormwater permit that Roads, Inc. got for the super, duper catfish pond in Cantonment. The permit – issued 3/14/06 – says that the excavation is for a catfish…

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Fear in high schools

February 27, 2008

The high schools are under tight security after the slaying of high school student Daryl Williams, 15, was fatally shot Saturday night during an altercation in the Burger King parking lot on Pensacola Boulevard. The word…

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Notes: Pensacola Committee of the Whole

February 26, 2008

Yesterday the Pensacola City Council met as the Committee of the Whole and its individual committees. Here are our notes on the meeting: All city council and committee members were present. The items discussed at the…

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Roads awarded county business without bids

February 25, 2008

In 2006, the Escambia County Board of Commissioners approved staff recommendations that awarded Roads, Inc. $3,578,380.16 in paving and drainage work without bids. Road, Inc., like other contractors, offered a general price for such work earlier…

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Building green

February 25, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports that builders there are building more environmentally friendly homes and offices. Building green is the new buzz word, said Mark Swanson, president of the Home Builders Association of Metro Mobile. Everybody’s…

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Ricks Blog: Most Influential Political Blog

February 24, 2008

Once again, this blog has been ranked the Most Influential Political Blog in Florida by Blognetnews.com. This is truly a surprise. Last month we established more defined rules for commentary on this blog. We set up…

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Sheriff concerned about Bubbas July 07

February 23, 2008

Through our record requests, we received a copy of letter from ECSO legal advisor, Darlene Dickey, to asst. county attorney Ryan Ross regarding “Law Enforcement Authority of Code Enforcement Officers.” It is dated July 2, 2007.…