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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 [...]

Newest PEDC member suggests name change

This email was forwarded to me by Rhette Anderson, the newest PEDC member: From: Rhettean To: blandrum@amstaff.com, ttait@whitneybank.com, fdonovansr@baskervilledonovan.com CC: eemerson@pensacolachamber.com, cwood@pensacolachamber.com, sasarisi@osullivancreel.com Sent: 7/1/2009 12:50:01 P.M. [...]

Five nominated for Judge

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit has submitted five names to Gov. Charlie Crist to fill the Escambia County Court vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge G.J. Roark, III: Tom Dannheisser (Santa Rosa County Attorney) Michelle A. Inere Fred T. Ratchford, [...]

More PEDC notes

The meeting was heavily attended. All PEDC members were present: Gene Valentino, Sam Hall, Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Comm. Kevin White, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese, Mort O'Sullivan, Collier Merrill, and Rhette Anderson. Blaise Adams participated over a speaker phone. The meeting was held in [...]

ED battle is over

The battle of the Economic Development plans is over. Councilman Sam Hall made a motion today at the PEDC meeting for the body to let both the Escambia County Commission and the Pensacola City Council the PEDC's preference for the plan proposed by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The [...]

PEDA structure modified

Commissioner Gene Valentino may offer a new structure for his proposed Pensacola Economic Development Authority when he appears before the PEDC this morning. We received a copy of the new structure which calls for PEDA board nominations to be made by various groups: Pensacola, County, Century, [...]

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