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See Pullum’s island and Gordon Goodin

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin may have an ethics problem with his free vacation to Clark's Cay, an island owned by Navarre developer Bill Pullum, according to the daily newspaper. Gordin and his wife had a free vacation on the island in 2005. This past February Goodin voted, along [...]

VIC responds to PNJ article

VIC responds to PNJ article

This email was sent to the partners of the Visitor Information Center & Convention Bureau. It's a shame that one reunion fell through the cracks and 200 visitors will go to Mobile. However, Ed Schroeder and his group are rated that top VIC/CB in the Southeast and mistakes happen. Dear [...]

Downtown CRA values are down, too

Downtown CRA valuations are down 4.6 percent. Property Appraiser Chris Jones explained that the DIB decline is greater because it includes tangible property. CRA only involves land and buildings.

Downtown Pensacola takes big hit

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has turned his tax rolls into the Department of Revenue. County and City valuations are down slightly, but the Downtown Improvement Board district is off 11.5 percent; County down 3.8 percent; City down 2.6 percent

Gainesville forces early retirement

Gainesville, Florida has a $7-million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year. The city seeks to balance the 2010 budget that has a projected $4 million decline in revenues and a $2.6 million increase in expenses by offering employees early retirement. The city is offering early retirement to [...]

City workers considering union?

As I reported earlier on this blog, the City of Pensacola workers are exploring joining a union. Here is a notice we received today: Representatives of the United Steel Union and the City of Pensacola will hold an evidentiary hearing on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9:00am, 4th Floor Training Room, [...]

ECSO releases Dear John letter

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has released a copy of a letter that will be sent to the registered owners of the vehicles involved in arrests for violations of Florida prostitution laws. The letters will be sent to vehicle owners along with a copy of Florida Statute 796.07 which prohibits [...]

EPA celebrates clean up

Press Release: On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will celebrate $2.5 million in new funding awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to accelerate the cleanup and eventual reuse of the Escambia Treating Company Superfund site. EPA conducted [...]

Palin strategy may work

Palin strategy may work

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a favorite of local Republicans. They packed the Pensacola Civic Center when she made a campaign stop here. While the general consensus is that Palin may have shot herself in the foot by resigning, there are those who think she might still be national political force. [...]

Crist picks up key endorsements

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother Mario, who is also a Congressman, have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate. These two staunch conservative Cuban-Americans are a boost to Crist's campaign that has been lacking in GOP endorsements.

Southern Heroes sought

Press Release SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced today it has launched its fifth Southern Heroes promotion. From now through Aug. 31, 2009, go to www.southernheroes.com to nominate a small business, business professional or work team from Alabama, Florida, Georgia or [...]

State attorney has Valentino computer

Commissioner Gene Valentino has turned over his personal computer to the state attorney's office which is investigating a complaint by atty. Greg Smith that the commissioner had not released all his emails regarding a bingo casino on Perdido Key. We discovered that Valentino no longer had his [...]

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