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Crime at A and Jackson St.

Crime at A and Jackson St.

Calls received with dispositions in 2009 in the four block area that includes A & Jackson streets. There were 933 calls - which breaks down to an average of 78 per month; 18 per week and 2.5 per day. Here is a partial list: Weapons violations 5 Suspicious person 250 Suspicious circumstances [...]

Nominees for CMPA board

Mr. J. Terryl Bechtol, Sr - Nominated by Mr. Baker Mr. Joe Boyles - Nominated by Mrs. White Mr. Tom Owens - Nominated by Mrs. White Mr. Jim Reeves - Nominated by Councilwoman Pratt and Mr. Baker Mr. Reid Rushing - Nominated by Rev. May Mr. Bennett Shuman - Nominated by Mr. Todd

Viewpoint on Pensacola Beach Master Plan

Viewpoint on Pensacola Beach Master Plan

My Fellow Pensacola Citizens, As a lifelong resident of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, I have always been a proponent of improving the quality of life in our beautiful city. We have sat by and watched our neighboring states put together sweetheart deal after deal luring business into [...]

Can Pensacola reduce reserves to avoid tax increase?

Can Pensacola reduce reserves to avoid tax increase?

City Finance Director Richard Barker has argued that it's the best practice of the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) to have no less than two months of regular general fund operating revenues or expenditures in unrestricted reserves. For the past 14 years Barker has worked to meet a 15% [...]

Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

. by IN reporter Sean Boone More than 125 people turned out on March 5 for a public meeting regarding the Santa Rosa Island Authority’s plan for $46 million in improvements for Pensacola Beach. Roughly two-dozen people, both for and against, spoke to the SRIA board about the plan, [...]

Lister may have stolen up to $1.2 million

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is reporting that former finance employee Cathy Lister may have stolen as much as $1.2 million from the ECSO over the past 10 years. The ECSO is still the lead investigative agency on this crime and will continue to dig into the records of the McNesby and Lowman [...]

Buzz: Moratorium tied to ECUA

Buzz: Moratorium tied to ECUA

The Pensacola City Council will consider today a ban of industrial land uses inside the CRA. What I'm hearing is that this has to do with ECUA's possible uses for the Main Street Treatment plant site once the old plant is demolished. Some believe ECUA might put a large waste transfer station on the [...]

Improving use of minority vendors

Improving use of minority vendors

The Pensacola City Council's Finance Commitee will discuss today the recommendations made by the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Ad Hoc Committee on MGT of America SBE Report. The MGT report has been out for over a year or, at least a draft was circulating a early as January 2009. MGT [...]

Pensacola Promise keeps rolling

Pensacola Promise keeps rolling

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese and her committee continue to work on Pensacola Promise Plan. They expect to complete their work by the end of the month and will make a full presentation in April to the entire Pensacola City Council. Their next meeting is set for Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. in the [...]

Are you fatter than a fifth grader?

Are you fatter than a fifth grader?

Press Release: Health department releases student obesity statistics PENSACOLA – The Escambia County Health Department today released student Body Mass Index data showing a 1% decrease in the total number of students who are obese and a 2% increase in the total number of students who are [...]

Too much FCAT prep?

Too much FCAT prep?

I'm hearing that schools are mandating that teachers do nothing in their reading, math and science classes but prep their students for the FCAT, which is next week. What are you hearing and seeing? What do you think about the emphasis placed on the prep work? Because I know teachers and parents [...]

Gang Forum

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free [...]

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