Politics

Escambia County is not really a very good partner

May 20, 2008

That is what Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin said yesterday when the commission was deciding whether to join in a regional transportation authority with Escambia County. The RTA is the brainchild of Escambia County Commissioner…

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Notes: City Committees 5.19

May 20, 2008

May 19 City Committees meeting notes: Mayor John Fogg and Councilmen Mike DeSorbo and Ronald Townsend said Monday night they make no apologies for unexpectedly voting to name Rusty Wells the new city attorney, despite being…

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No ethics at the top

May 20, 2008

Escambia County lives in an ethical limbo – where right is wrong, wrong is right; where county commissioners serve themselves first, then us last. We are suppose to ignore Whirehead’s relationship with Cody Rawson and believe…

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How City works

May 20, 2008

Remember the tree ordinance that finally was agreed on by the developers and the environmentalists. Guess when it will be finally approved – July 3 –nearly two months after it was agreed upon. There will be…

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Fogg will give Rusty everything

May 20, 2008

The Pensacola City Council voted yesterday to have Mayor John Fogg negotiate with Rusty “Jackpot” Wells on his new contract with the city for the city attorney position. This should be fun! Imagine the conversation. Fogg:…

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Give up garbage

May 20, 2008

A year ago, the Pensacola City Council could have handed over its garbage collection to ECUA and saved the residents money. Now they are fighting another rate increase and looking at how they can streamline operations.…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.19

May 19, 2008

 On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down at the water’s edge of Santa Rosa Sound between Juana’s Pagoda and the…

McCain, Vietnam and Iraq

May 19, 2008

There is a very interesting article on GOP presidential hopeful, John McCain. It is well-written and worth taking the time to read – McCain Doctrines The lesson McCain and other conservatives took away from this version…

Pensacola IB ranked 42

May 19, 2008

The Pensacola High IB program made the top 100 in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of the best 1,300 schools in the nation. It is ranked #42 making it the 11th best in Florida behind Suncoast in…

Casino on I65

May 19, 2008

The Mobile Press Register reports on the Wind Creek Casino that is being built in Atmore by the Creek Indians. Thank goodness, our progressive Escambia County Commission kept the Pensacola Greyhound Track from having $2 poker.…

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PNJ finally reports on Wells

May 19, 2008

You’ve got to love our daily newspaper. Ten days after Rusty Wells named by the Pensacola City Council by 6-3 to be the new City Attorney, the News Journal reports on the problems with Wells (…

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Don’t buy this excuse

May 17, 2008

The excuse being used to defend Mike Whitehead in the Roads, Inc. fundraiser – and was also used by former County Administrator George Touart – is that Escambia County is so small that it is hard…

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Notes: School Board 5.15

May 16, 2008

The Escambia County School Board held a special workshop on May 15 at the J.E. Hall Center regarding impending budget issues and cuts. Board president Patty Hightower opened the meeting and described board members’ recent trip…

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Notes: BCC 5.15

May 16, 2008

Sorry for the late post. It has been a hectic day: Escambia County’s Board of Commissioners breezed through their regular meeting on May 15. After approval of the agenda, the meeting opened with a commissioner’s forum.…

IN Your Head Radio 5.16

May 16, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio. Pam Donovan, The Mayor of The City of Margate who has proposed splitting Florida into two states because South Florida bears an unequal burden–paying more in taxes than the region…