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No decision on CMP master developer

By IN reporter Sean Boone To be, or not to be. That is the question for the current plan for the Community Maritime Park, which City Council members, alongside the Community Maritime Park Associates, reviewed at a workshop on Wednesday afternoon. Council questioned whether or not striking [...]

Council member opts out of pension

On the most surprising discovery last year when the IN was reviewing the City of Pensacola pension and retirement system was that the Pensacola City Council were included in the city's retirement plan and the taxpayers were fitting the bill. At the time, we were told by several council members [...]

Worst Sales Campaign Ever

Worst Sales Campaign Ever

Another phony cop

ECSO press release: A woman in the area of Brent Lane and I-110 was assaulted by a man impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer last evening at around midnight. The woman described the suspect as a white male approximately 6’0” with dark hair and blue eyes. The suspect had a New [...]

County to pays $966,900 to Orlando firm

In 2007, the Escambia County Commission awarded the Orlando firm MSCW, Inc a contract for $516,900 to draft Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) amendments to the county's comprehensive plan. In November 2008, the Escambia County Commission amended the agreement for an additional $450,000. The [...]

Baylen opens to two-way traffic today

Baylen Street from Garden Street to Government is now open for two-way traffic. The cones and signs have been placed.

Hockey may return to Pensacola

Jim Combs, commissioner of the Southern Professional Hockey League, says his league will expand next season. The Knoxville News reported that Combs has met with groups representing Augusta, Ga., and Pensacola, Fla. about joining the SPHL. "Augusta and Pensacola are the closest to getting things [...]

Economic Development update

Charles Wood, who heads economic development for the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, sent us this update: * Incentive Competition is tough – We held a conference call with a site selection consultant who has sent us several RFPs for life sciences and medical device manufacturing [...]

Escambia County Wish List

Escambia County put together a wish list of projects for the state legislative delegation. According to Sonya Smith, the county’s public information manager, that list is being fine-tuned to forward to Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. Mel Martinez and Congressman Jeff Miller: $15,000,000 -Match to meet [...]

County engineering dollars going out of area

We requested from the Escambia County Clerk of Courts/Comptroller the disbursements made for engineering and architect firms for the fiscal years from 2004 through 2008. Six of the top ten firms are not headquartered here- the number would be seven if you don't count Hatch Mott as (which was once [...]

Florida home sales up, just not here

St. Pete Times reports that December was the fourth month in a row that existing homes rose in the Tampa Bay area. Foreclosures are driving the sales prices down and people are buying. From December 2007 to December 2008, sales here rose 16 percent from 1,597 to 1,857. Median sales prices fell [...]

Another phony cop

There is another phony cop stopping girls near Nine Mile Road, or could be the same guy that did the same thing last week. Here is an alert sent out to UWF students: Safety Alert: Unmarked Car with Flashing Blue Lights On Saturday evening, between 8 and 8:30 p.m., a white male driving a [...]

Build the Community Maritime Park

BUILD COMMUNITY MARITIME PARK WHY? • Create a focal point for the community that connects it with its waterfront in an exciting way. • Create jobs and stimulate our local economy. The Community Maritime Park will create 1,500 jobs. The City of Pensacola has been successful at creating [...]

South Florida looks to create 14,000 jobs

Broward and Palm Beach counties aren't bashful about asking for funds from the Obama economic stimulus package. The $2.5 billion wish list, which was put together by the 15 mayors in those counties, includes new city buildings, police and fire stations and improvements to roads, bridges and parks. [...]

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