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Roads Inc settles

June 20, 2008

The Escambia County Commission accepted a settlement agreement with Roads, Inc. over the huge hole in the ground in the Cantonment area. Roads Inc. six months to complete its pond. Earth-moving equipment needed to work on…

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More notes: Charter Review

June 19, 2008

June 18 Charter Review Commission—Part 2 CRC Chairwoman Crystal Spencer told Mayor John Fogg she is concerned that when she and consultant William Haraway go before the city council on July 1, “There may be some…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.19

June 19, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio I will be talking  with Larry B. Johnson  of Coastkeeper, Inc about the improvements to the Pensacola‘s tree ordinance and I will be taking your rants at 850-437-1620. IN Your Head…

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Tax Watch report tomorrow

June 19, 2008

Florida TaxWatch to Releases Analysis, Recommendations on Improving Escambia County Government PENSACOLA – The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies will release the results of its analysis of Escambia County government, Improving Transparency and Accountability…

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Notes: Charter review 6.19.08

June 19, 2008

June 18 Charter Review Commission meeting notes: Mayor John Fogg told the Charter Review Commission Monday night part of the reason he announced when he did that he’s not seeking re-election is so he could speak…

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Reasons GAO upheld Boeing protests

June 19, 2008

Here are the reasons why the Government Accountability Office upheld the Boeing protest of the Air Force Tanker contract for Northrop-Grumman in Mobile: 1. The Air Force, in making the award decision, did not assess the…

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Wendell Hall lays off 14, save $620K

June 19, 2008

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff announced that he is cutting 14 positions by July 11. Hall’s spokesman, Sgt. Scott Haines, told the Daily News that the positions include include crime prevention personnel, administrative assistants, report-takers, clerks,…

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TAC wants Civic Advisory Committee

June 18, 2008

Tourism Administration and Convention Committee is asking the Escambia County Commission to form a Pensacola Civic Center Advisory Committee. In June 2, 2008 letter to the commissioners, the TAC states: The proposed budget for FY 2008/2009…

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City has huge tree fund

June 18, 2008

Pensacola City Council will be considering a tree ordinance. The Home Builders Association of West Florida is questioning the proposed mitigation fees. Under the new system, the new Hancock Bank site at 12th Avenue and Summit…

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Russert’s replacement

June 17, 2008

The New York Times lists Pensacola native Joe Scarborough as a possible replacement for Meet the Press host Tim Russert. Don’t count Joe out. He has done well as a political analyst for NBC and on…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.17

June 17, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio we will talk to Escambia County Schools Associate Superintendent Ronnie Arnold about Superintendent Jim Paul’s announcement today that he will recommend the closure of Carver/Century K-8 in 2009-2010 at the…

You wouldn’t be able to print what I have to say

June 17, 2008

Those are the words of long-time Okaloosa County bar owner Cash Moore to Daily News reporter Tom McLaughlin. The Daily News reports: Moore is being sued by three former employees who say he cheated them out…

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Marty pre-files

June 16, 2008

Marty Donovan prefiled to run again for his city council seat on Friday, June 13. So all the council crew, except for John Fogg, is gunning to come back for another fun tour. Great! Two more…

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Living on $275 a week

June 16, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel asks, “Could you live on $275 a week?” Florida’s $275 weekly maximum benefit for the unemployed hasn’t changed in 10 years. In Massachusetts, unemployed workers collect up to $600 a week. In Georgia,…