Politics

County salaries

March 9, 2007

As I promised earlier: George Touart, County Administrator     155,252.00 Janet Lander, County Attorney     141,141.00 Robert McLaughlin, Assistant County Administrator     114,997.00 Willie Taylor, Assistant County Administrator     105,987.00 Robert Jacobson, Dir., Information Resources     102,695.00 Jean Kassab, Dir., Administrative…

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Counties fight back

March 9, 2007

Florida county governments are fighting back on property taxes, according to this article in the Miami Herald: Yes, county budgets have ballooned since the real-estate boom, but the money has gone into police, security and the…

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Buzz: City Sanitation

March 9, 2007

Heard through the grapevine yesterday that the rate increase for City of Pensacola’s sanitation department and the fuel surcharge are only stop gap measures. There may be even more increases later in the year. City, County,…

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O’Brien kidnapped

March 9, 2007

That’s only possible conclusion after reading today’s MOB column in the daily.The third grader that’s subbing for him is trying very hard though……

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New online Pensacola encyclopedia

March 8, 2007

Sure, we all love Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But what about local issues — history, politics, businesses, civic leaders, etc.? Wouldn’t it be great to have a wiki-style encyclopedia that focuses on the Pensacola area? Well,…

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FAQ about Sunshine Law

March 8, 2007

From the Florida Attorney General’s website – I’ve highlighted certain points: Q. What is the Sunshine Law? A. Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law provides a right of access to governmental proceedings at both the state and local levels.…

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Merit pay plan may be reversed

March 8, 2007

In the Miami Herald: In a surprising reversal, the Republican-controlled Legislature is moving quickly to scrap a controversial merit pay system for teachers that lawmakers put in place less than a year ago. Republican legislators are…

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Official complaint against Whitehead

March 8, 2007

Here is the pdf of the complaint filed by the Movement for Change on possible Sunshine violations by Commissioner Whitehead. The copy is light, but it’s readable. Click here:  Movement for Change complaint…

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Outlaw private landfills

March 8, 2007

We have six active construction and demolition debris landfills permitted to operate in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Four have experienced fires in the past year — Saufley (and it’s still smoldering) and Cove in Escambia…

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Buzz – Commission complaint

March 8, 2007

OUT OF THE SUNSHINE The State Attorney’s Office is reviewing three written complaints from individuals alleging a Sunshine Law violation by an Escambia County Commissioner. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille says witnesses are currently being interviewed…

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IMPACT meeting

March 7, 2007

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce that it will hold its annual membership announcement meeting March 15, 2007 at My Spayce at 212 East Garden Street. At this…

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Latest FL Presidential Poll

March 7, 2007

Another 2008 presidential poll from Quinnipiac University: Florida Democratic Primary: Hilary Clinton 38%, Al Gore 13%, Barack Obama 13%, John Edwards 6% Florida GOP Primary: Rudi Giulani 38%, McCain 18%, Newt Gingrich 14%, Mitt Romney 6%…

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A bunch of garbage

March 7, 2007

The Pensacola City Council will vote on Thursday to raise its garbage pick-up fees. The monthly rate will increase $2.35 from $19.85 to $22.20 and a $1.30 fuel surcharge will be added to garbage bills for…

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Young Dems to meet

March 7, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bruce Yates Cell: 850-384-4361 Email: catsailor1@bellsouth.net YOUNG DEMOCRATS (16 to 39) READY TO LEAD! The first Young Democrats of Northwest Florida gathering is set for Wednesday March 14th at 6:30 PM at…

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Deputy unrest over pay raises

March 7, 2007

The LEOAFFAIRS.COM is a statewide forum for Law Enforcement officers to discuss issues. I spent some time reading thru the comments and found that there has been some controversy among Esc. County deputies over their pay…