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FWB native can dance

FWB native can dance

Daily News reports that Kimalee Piedad advanced to the Las Vegas audition round of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” The 25-year-old native of Fort Walton Beach began, at age 9, studying and performing with Northwest Florida Ballet. She performed in a number of solo roles in high school and [...]

Longevity pay lives

Jamie Page reports on his blog that at its Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting, Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a request from County Fire Chief Frank Edwards to offer longevity pay to his volunteers. The final vote is next Thursday, Oct. 15. When the ESCO [...]

Tallahassee Charter is longer

Tallahassee Charter is longer

Opponents to the proposed charter appear to be upset that the new city charter is 21 pages....actually it's 18 if don't count the cover page and index, but the naysayers never let facts get in their way of a negative opinion. I'm not sure why length is so important...I guess it insinuates that [...]

Important points about Tallahassee City Council

Important points about Tallahassee City Council

Tallahassee only has five council members, if you include the mayor. Pensacola has ten, including the mayor. The Tallahassee city council members are at-large, meaning the entire city votes on the positions. The at-large districts haven't hurt minority participation in government. Both the [...]

What was the charter commission charged to do?

Charles Fairchild has a new pet phrase to fight the charter: "Review, not redo." The insinuation is that the Charter Review Commission overstepped its charge from the city council. Others have already started to pick up on the same misstatement. From the City's 2008-2009 Budget: "The Charter [...]

Caton video

Here is the video of former City Attorney Don Caton addressing the Pensacola City Council on the charter proposal during open forum. ... The Tallahassee charter review that Caton mentions took place in 1996---13 years ago. Caton doesn't mention that they actually adopted a hybrid form of [...]

What is in the proposed charter? Article III

I will try to breakdown the various parts of the proposed charter. Article III – Elected Positions Sec. 3.01 Form of Government * Separates the Mayor from the City Council, reducing the size of the council to nine members---seven single-member districts, two at-large seats. This allows the [...]

Caton blasted Fairchild in 2003

During the debate over the first development plan for the Trillium property (2002-2003) --which was a staff proposal, not from the private sector--- City Attorney Don Caton reprimanded Charlie Fairchild for his antics at a city council meeting. While speaking at the podium, Fairchild removed the [...]

PAC man wisdom

This quote is from another Viewpoint by Charlie Fairchild: "City Hall usually undertakes studies to provide the verification and justification of some heavily biased, expensive and usually unrealistic staff proposal. Generally taxpayers see through this charade, voice objections and the plan [...]

Once upon a time…

There was a time that Charlie Fairchild, the new head of the PAC against the proposed charter, regularly attacked city government....He labeled it "City Hall" so as to include city staff and the city council. He is quite a prolific letter and viewpoint writer to the daily newspaper. Here are some [...]

UWF wants to accelerate maritime museum

In a letter to the CMPA board, UWF President Judy Bense asks that Site A be delivered as an acceptable pad ready construction site by August 2010. “However, we recognize there may be additional unplanned costs associated with accelerating this site. Therefore, in the spirit of cooperation the [...]

PAC man is back

PAC man is back

Charlie "PAC Man" Fairchild is back. His latest political action committee (PAC) will be the one opposing the proposed new city charter. Here is a list of the PACs Fairchild has been a part of over the past six years: 8574 CITIZENS ALLIANCE CITIZENS AGAINST TRILLIUM SAVE OUR [...]

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