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Valentino/Roads remix (updated)

January 19, 2010

So here is what we have with the Maplewoods drainage project: 1. Bids are open Nov. 18. Gulf Equipment is the low bidder at $1,768,621. Purchasing Department prepares recommendation for Gulf to be awarded the contract.…

Escambia County News

Roads Inc awarded $1.94 million last half ’09

January 16, 2010

Roads, Inc has done very well with Escambia County since June 2009 7/23 Awarded Molino Road Resurfacing $858,713.50 and Saufley Field Road Resurfacing $433,836 8/15 Innerarity Point MSBU $342,430.45 10/1 Santa Monica Subdivision Resurfacing $300,324.45 Total…

Escambia County Politics

Why the county has sealed bids

January 14, 2010

Why is the sealed bid process so sacred? Because Escambia County has a history of backroom deals and preferential treatment for certain contractors. It wasn’t that long ago when four county commissioners were removed from office…

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Three-Mile Bridge has six years left?

January 14, 2010

Navarre Press is reporting Jim DeVries of the Florida Department of Transportation told members of the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization yesterday at their meeting in Milton that the Pensacola Bay Bridge is “structurally deficient” and must…

Escambia County

Proposed new county bid process

January 14, 2010

1. Open bids 2. Ask – “Did anybody make a mistake?” 3. Ask – “Can anybody beat the lowest bid?” 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until everyone answers “No” or the federal grant monies dry…

Escambia County News Politics

Roads, Inc Circus has second act today

January 14, 2010

The Escambia County Commission will meet again today. Reportedly Comm. Kevin White will make a motion to reconsider the rebidding of the Maplewoods drainage project. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) has been polling its members. Some…

Escambia County News Politics

Another one of Cody’s tricks

January 13, 2010

That’s what local contractors are telling the IN about Roads, Inc. convincing the Escambia County Commission to rebid the Maplewoods drainage project. Few doubt there was any mistake in the bid made by Roads. One contractor…

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CRA 2010 plan: Gateways, Round-a-bouts, Road Diets

January 13, 2010

The CRA 2010 plan tackles transportation in downtown Pensacola: EAST GATEWAY The East Gateway Improvement Project is envisioned to call attention to downtown for both area residents and beach visitors. Currently, the experience from 3-Mile Bridge…

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Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

January 13, 2010

Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian group that has offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., has told the Daily News that it plans to sue the Santa Rosa County School District for violating the constitutional rights…

Escambia County News Politics

Bid integrity

January 13, 2010

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation – what will happen next? Victor Steen case – $10 million lawsuit and the coroner’s inquest Escambia County…

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Ard video not to be released until inquest

January 12, 2010

Just got off the phone with State Attorney Bill Eddins. He says that the video from the camera inside Officer Ard’s patrol car will not be released to the media and the public until the start…