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Escambia County State Legislative Delegation meets Jan. 4

December 20, 2016

State Representative Clay Ingram, chairman of the Escambia County State Legislative Delegation, announces that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, located at 1000 College Blvd.

Delegation members will consider local bills, hear presentations from government entities and take public testimony on proposals for the 2017 Legislative Session. Any member of the public is welcomed to attend and participate, but those who wish to make a presentation or provide testimony should complete a Meeting Participation Form and email it to Representative Ingram’s office at Jessi.McDonald@myfloridahouse.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd.

Local Bill submissions, including (1) a brief summary of the proposal, (2) a draft of the proposed bill, and (3) an Economic Impact Statement Form, must be received by Representative Ingram’s district office via email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd.

The Escambia County State Legislative Delegation includes Senator Doug Broxson, Representative Clay Ingram, and Representative Frank White.

PNJ reporter Will Isern reports that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted last week to “add support for Northwest Florida receiving 75 percent of Triumph Gulf Coast funds as promised, and the legislative priorities of the Florida Association of Counties to that list of priorities.”

They also want help with infrastructure: restoration of Bayou Chico, the Muskogee Road Freight Corridor, The Bluffs, and the Innerarity Island Development Corporation.

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Pensacola City Council did not discuss possible local bills at the December or November meetings. No special council meetings have been scheduled before Jan. 2.

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