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Why Jewel gave EWB zero

Pensacola City Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn said Friday she expected more from E.W. Bullock Associates officials in their presentation for the Energy Services of Pensacola contract, especially since the agency had done ESP's public relations for 10 years. As such, the presentation should have [...]

Faces of American War deaths

USA Today has statistical breakdown in the U.S. death toll in the five-year Iraq War. The total deaths is 3983 serviceman, plus eight Defense Department civilians. 77% are under age 30. Army 72% Marines 25% Navy 2% Air Force 1% Killed by bombs 52% Enemy gunfire 16% Aircraft crashes [...]

Widow on radio again

Today, I am on the road. At News Radio 1620, we will replay my interviews with Tania Julin, one of a group of widows who is suing Chiquita Brand for supporting the terrorist that abducted and killed their husbands, and with Mobile County Commission president Steve Nodine. If you missed it on [...]


How do you like our coverage of the city council and county commission meetings? We are going in a different direction than Gannett and the PNJ. They have the sizzle with their new website, videos, forums, etc. We've chosen to focus on content. We believe the cost and size of local government [...]

Notes: BCC 3.20

Commissioner salaries were still on the agenda: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 20 March 2008 1. Call to order at 5:32 p.m. 2. Invocation – Commissioner Whitehead. 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 4. Items to be added to the agenda: 5. Commissioners’ [...]

Notes: Agenda Review 3.20

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting Morning Agenda Review Called to order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present except for Commissioner Marie Young. Young arrived at 9:30 a.m. Items to be added to the afternoon agenda: The board adopted the following two [...]

Notes: Budget workshop 3.20

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget, Continued 20 March 2008 Call to order at 10:40 a.m. All county commissioners were present. ITEM 40: Animal Control 1 ACO Eliminated/operating reductions This item is [...]

Taxes for cars, not economy

People have asked me why can't Escambia County follow the lead of Sarasota County and fast-track its Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) budget to jumpstart our economy. During the next six years, Sarasota County officials plan to spend about $276 million on 52 capital improvement projects, such as [...]

ECUA blocking curbside recycling

Everything with Emerald Coast Utility Authority is a negotiation. Cleaning up the water that it supplied the to Gulf Breeze in the 1990s; the IP pipeline to clean up Perdido Bay; Relocation of the Main St. plant; and now curbside recycling. Nothing is done easily when any government tries to [...]

Notes: Commission budget workshop Mar. 19

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget 19 March 2008 Call to order at 8:35 a.m. Grover Robinson started discussion by suggesting cutting the commissioners' salary by 5 percent. "If you were talking about cutting [...]

Cannada-Wynn gave EW Bullock zero

At last week's Pensacola City Council meeting, Leroy Boyd of Movement for Change and others made a big deal about E.W. Bullock being awarded the marketing contract for Energy Services of Pensacola - even though they came in second (by one point) in the rating process. There was discussion about [...]


The new pnj.com website is locking up my Foxfire browser. Understand my computer isn't the latest model and I do have a number of spam blockers and filters that stop macros. But seriously it's slowing down my computer. Is anyone having the same problem? I do think the new site is a Gannett [...]

Notes: Joint City-County meeting 3.18

Joint Meeting of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners and the Pensacola City Council 18 March 2008 Hagler Mason Conference Room, City Hall Note: This meeting was primarily for discussion between the government entities. Few decisions were made though a lot was said. Opening Remarks [...]

More on Charter Review

We also received this email report on the meeting: "Sharon Barnett from the League of Women Voters made a very good point that I think should be shared. She charged the review board to think about the charter both in the abstract and in the particular. Currently, we are run by a “one [...]

Border patrol expert on radio

Border patrol expert on radio

I will have Zack Taylor on IN Your Head Radio today. Mr. Taylor is a charter member of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. He served as a Border Patrol Officer from 1976-2003. He will speak on an effort in Congress to create wilderness area along the Mexican border. Here [...]

Find the news on pnj.com

We have a new contest at the IN. Find the news on pnj.com. See the videos. See the photo galleries. See their blogs and forums. See pcolamoms.com. Where is the news?

Notes: Charter Review Mar. 17

Much of Monday night's Charter Review Commission meeting centered around questioning City Manager Tom Bonfield on his duties, ethics, his relationship with the council, and leadership, or the lack thereof, in the city. All commission members were present for the meeting, which included [...]

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