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Anti-CMP experiment shows why P’cola moves slow

I thank my regular blog readers for indulging me in my week-long experiment with the anti-CMP cult. Since 2005, we have had a small group of naysayers out to stop the Community Maritime Park. Even though they lost the city-wide referendum in September 2006, they still want to stop to the CMP and [...]

More Prostitution arrests (photos)

More Prostitution arrests (photos)

Prostitution Arrests in Brownsville Area On March 23rd into the early morning hours of March 24th, Escambia Deputies conducted another Prostitution sting in the area around Brownsville. The sting netted 15 total arrests. Twelve of the arrests were men who were charged with solicitation. The [...]

Mythbusted: Independent Baseball Thrives

The anti-CMP cult like to scoff at the Pensacola Pelicans because they aren't affiliated with a major league baseball team. They call them - semi-professional or a hobby team. They call the American Association a sub-professional league. They insinuate that no city, especially Pensacola, would [...]

Locals out of work, Birmingham firm recommended

A email received today: Thank you for your recent article. My husband, a local architect, is now out of work as one of the casualties from the decision made by our City of Pensacola government. What were they thinking? Why would they not want to keep our tax dollars here locally? The whole [...]

Economic Development: who will be in charge

Politics may take over Economic Development in Escambia County. Some may argue that it already has, but now we have two options facing us. Mort O'Sullivan, chairman of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, has been meeting with a task force to restructure how the county handles economic [...]

Anderson post confirmed

The Pensacola News Journal confirmed my post about Cindy Anderson becoming the new assistant county administrator of Escambia County. Carlton Proctor reports that Escambia County Administrator Bob McLaughlin plans to ask the County Commission to name Santa Rosa County's top economic development [...]

Council meeting lasts eight hours

The Pensacola held its committee meetings from 3:15-11:00 p.m. yesterday. The city staff appears to be out to wear down, The curbside recycling presentation took 90 minutes. The SBE discussion took 90 minutes. Most, if not all, of the recommendations were approved unanimously. There has to be a [...]

Buzz: Cindy Anderson new Asst. County Administrator

We are hearing that Cindy Anderson, the executive director of TEAM Santa Rosa, will be named the new assistant county administrator for Escambia County. Part of her responsibility will be economic development.

Sheriff Morgan disputes McLauglin’s statements

A letter from Sheriff David Morgan to Commission chair Marie Young: 20 March 09 Honorable Chairperson Marie Young Escambia County Board of County Commissioners 217 North Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32501 Dear Chairperson Young, I am writing you and fellow [...]

Anti-CMP 0-3

The anti-Community Maritime Park are 0-3 on proving their wild allegations - really they're lies, but I'm trying to be nice. Federal Judge Lacey Collier was not appointed and controlled by Quint Studer. Judge Collier was appointed by the Martime Museum board to replace the late Vince Whibbs, Sr. [...]

Others see Pension Crisis

John Charles Thomas, director of Policy and Political Affairs for the Florida League of Cities, wrote a viewpoint for the Tampa Tribune, "Pension Crisis is Looming for Cities." The trouble stems from a series of laws and other measures that have significantly increased pension benefits for [...]

CMP financing on the agenda today

The Pensacola City Council’s Finance Committee meeting will hear from Finance Director Dick Barker an update on the financing of the Community Maritime Park. The meeting is at 3:15 p.m. today, in the second floor conference room of City Hall. Here is the agenda for that meeting. We are [...]

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