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Mack pushes for action on CMP

February 16, 2009

Pensacola City Council member Diane Mack has sent out this email: Lacey Collier, Chairman Community Maritime Park Association Board Dear Lacey, The progress of negotiations with Maritime Park Development Partners (MPDP), as detailed in today’s News…

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Sorry, C.C. Elebash

February 16, 2009

A week or so ago, I brought up that former Save Our City leader and voice for the anti-Community Maritime Park, C. C. Elebash, was posting on various blogs that Council member Maren DeWeese should not…

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Moby lacks facts to back o’pine

February 15, 2009

Today, PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien posted his analysis on the consulting fees that are being incurred to develop the master developer agreement. He makes a statement that has no basis in fact: “And some council members,…

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Only 1 out of three county engineering contracts local

February 15, 2009

Since Jan. 1, 2009, Escambia County has awarded three engineering contracts only one was to a firm headquartered in the Pensacola area. Fortunately, it was the largest contract. Airway Drive Sidewalk – $167,796 to Pensacola-based Rebol-Battle…

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What are our lawmakers doing?

February 13, 2009

Clay Ford is sponsoring these bills: HB 103 – Voyeurism: Prohibits secretly viewing, for specified purposes, either under or through clothing being worn by another person without that person’s knowledge or consent to view body of,…

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Clarification on Inspection Fund

February 13, 2009

This fund is an Enterprise Account and doesn’t take money from the general fund. It pays for itself with fees. I received this email: “Years ago the county raised fees so they could set up a…

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County Enterprise Funds report

February 13, 2009

The first quarter reports for Escambia County were submitted to the county commission earlier this month. They cover from Oct. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2008. The Solid Waste Fund is ahead of budget, having already made $827,666…

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Staff told to draft regulations for bingo halls

February 13, 2009

Council member Maren DeWeese got the Pensacola City Council to approve asking city staff to draft an ordinance to regulate bingo operations. Other cities have such laws and the city council has recently approved a code…

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Another marathon City Council meeting

February 13, 2009

The Pensacola City Council is working hard. They held another 3 hour-plus meeting last night. IN reporter Sean Boone was there: News:Speed Limit Reduced For $12k by Sean Boone Drivers will now be forced to drive…

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ECSO beefs up traffic enforcement

February 12, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan says that during his campaign one of the top five complaints he heard was the lack of traffic enforcement. “I still hear at my meetings with citizen’s groups and neighborhood associations complaints about…

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Street level law enforcement

February 12, 2009

Thyrie Bland reports in the daily newspaper that Sheriff David Morgan is walking the neighborhoods. I spoke with Sheriff Morgan this morning. He is also visiting with neighborhood associations and without any publicity stepped up arrests.…

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PJC Faculty- greedy union

February 11, 2009

I received this email yesterday: I am commenting about your article, “PJC FACULTY OUTRAGED OVER CUTS”. The article, very well written by the way, showed just how selfish, and greedy the PJCFA union is. The faculty…