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Notes: City Council meeting

COUNCIL MEETING, COUNCIL CHAMBERS FEBRUARY 28, 2008, 7 P.M. All members were present at Thursday evening's City Council Meeting. The following issues were discusses in a public hearing format. A) REQUEST TO VACATE RIGHT OF WAY – JEFFERSON STREET – SAENGER THEATER [...]

City held hostage for 542 days

The Community Maritime Park construction will generate 1,500 jobs. The estimated weekly payroll is between $1 and $1.5 million per week - money that would be circulating through our community. It has been 542 days since the city approved the park referendum. Ground has yet to be broken. Don't [...]

Sour milk

If you have a pitcher of sour milk, no matter how many glasses or how small the servings, every glass will contain sour milk. We can not expect better results from our city government, if we continually elect the same people. It will only be more of the same. We have to change the cast of [...]

Tech park may be ambushed

Rumors are flying that a group may try to ambush the Commerce Tech Park tonight at the Pensacola City Council meeting. There may be a push to add a minority contractor set-aside as condition for the city to participate in the project. The Pensacola City Council has yet to make any commitment [...]

Mobile wins again

The National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico - which is located in Mobile - announced Tuesday that the Charting the Course Capital Campaign has topped the $7 million mark thanks to donors who have committed over $1 million since the campaign’s official launch in June 2007. A donation of [...]

Paper halts adult service ads

Unfortunately, it is not our local daily newspaper, but the Orlando Weekly. The Orlando Sentinel reports that its area's alt-weekly, Orlando Weekly, has agreed to forever stop running "adult services" ads in order to have a racketeering charge against the paper dropped. The three newspaper [...]

Ucci on fire call stats

According to PC Ucci - with whom I've not always agreed - the majority of the fire calls of the Pensacola Fire Department aren't fire related. They are medical related. What are we really paying for? Is the proposed fire tax, and really the fire budget itself, a hidden universal healthcare plan [...]

Fire tax on council agenda

Pensacola City Council holds a public hearing tonight on the fire tax. Let's see if the council really understands how they are taxing community to death. Also hear Sam Hall do the pledge from memory. COUNCIL MEETING, COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL, FEBRUARY 28, 2008, 7:00 P.M. 1. ROLL CALL [...]

Cantonment Catfish pond

We have gotten a copy of the actual stormwater permit that Roads, Inc. got for the super, duper catfish pond in Cantonment. The permit - issued 3/14/06 - says that the excavation is for a catfish pond. The proposed use of the land will be commercial according to the original development review [...]

Fear in high schools

The high schools are under tight security after the slaying of high school student Daryl Williams, 15, was fatally shot Saturday night during an altercation in the Burger King parking lot on Pensacola Boulevard. The word we get is that Williams was a very bright, promising student at Pine [...]

Notes: Pensacola Committee of the Whole

Notes: Pensacola Committee of the Whole

Yesterday the Pensacola City Council met as the Committee of the Whole and its individual committees. Here are our notes on the meeting: All city council and committee members were present. The items discussed at the Feb. 25 Committee of the Whole meeting included the proposed Downtown [...]

Roads awarded county business without bids

In 2006, the Escambia County Board of Commissioners approved staff recommendations that awarded Roads, Inc. $3,578,380.16 in paving and drainage work without bids. Road, Inc., like other contractors, offered a general price for such work earlier in the year. Staff can recommend who to give work [...]

Catfish expert on the radio

Catfish expert on the radio

Curious about just how big a catfish pond should be? Listen to IN Your Head Radio today to find out. I will be interviewing an expert of catfish ponds from Mississippi State University. He may be interested in the Road, Inc project - which appears to be setting records in size and time to [...]

Building green

The Mobile Press Register reports that builders there are building more environmentally friendly homes and offices. Building green is the new buzz word, said Mark Swanson, president of the Home Builders Association of Metro Mobile. Everybody's jumping on the green wagon. White-Spunner [...]

Dems to caucus

Dems to caucus

Who will be the official delegates to the Democratic National Convention from this area? We don't know yet if they will be seated, but the party needs to decide who will go. The Florida 1st Congressional District Democratic Caucus will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 1 at the Old [...]

Ricks Blog: Most Influential Political Blog

Once again, this blog has been ranked the Most Influential Political Blog in Florida by Blognetnews.com. This is truly a surprise. Last month we established more defined rules for commentary on this blog. We set up a feature where people could suggest moderation for offending posts. We were more [...]

How to behave on PNJ forum

How To Behave On PNJ Forum

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