Escambia County News Politics

Magaha Governmental Complex?

October 16, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will  consider waiving policy this week in order to rename the county’s downtown complex in honor of the outgoing clerk of court.

Ernie Lee Magaha has served as Escambia’s clerk of court since 1957. In August, he lost to challenger Pam Childers in the primary.

This Thursday, commissioners will consider changing the name of the county’s Palafox Street facility from the Escambia County Governmental Complex to the Ernie Lee Magaha Governmental Complex.

County staff estimates that the budgetary impact of such a move would not exceed $5,000. The costs would include a renaming ceremony and brass plaque, which would be located in the lobby; the complex’s current exterior plaque would remain unchanged.

The Escambia County Commission meets Thursday at 5:30 p.m., with public comment at 4:30 p.m., inside the governmental complex chambers.

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  • Dale Parker October 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

    REALLY you want to name the building after him! This guy loses the election and from what I am being told has barred anyone from talking with Ms Childers or her transition people. Furthermore, he has forbidden her from going behind the Counter and refuses to work with her.

    So, you want to name a building after such a sore loser? This man is making it more difficult and more expensive to transition the newly elected officer and seems to want her to fail. IS THIS THE KIND OF PERSON WE WANT TO NAME A BUILDING FOR? NOT!!!!! That after all these years he wants to end his reign as a sore loser and a jerk?

    NO – We should not name anything after him if this is the case. In fact, Rick, you should check into this and if it is true this is a story that should be told.

  • Wow October 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Fitting tribute