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Notes on Mar. 6 BCC meeting

Ehhhhh! Boring meeting. The meeting began at 5:31 p.m. All commissioners were present. Quint Studer accepted a proclamation from the board giving him the Outstanding Citizen Award. He was presented a glass trophy. There was a standing ovation from the audience. The board unanimously [...]

True public servant

Cincinnatus served as consul in 460 BC. When he retired after his one-year term, Cincinnatus retired from politics, and went home to his farm. In 457 BC, the Romans were fighting the Aequians. The consul Minucius Esquilinus had led an army to fight them but had been trapped by the Aequians in [...]

Rhett Anderson to run for council

Subj: Letter of Resignation and Opinion Letter for Office of City Council District 4 To: Mr. John Fogg, Mayor Mr. Tom Bonfield, City Manager Ms. Crystal Spencer, Chairperson, City Charter Review Committee Re: City Charter Review Committee [...]

Roads, Inc sues county over pond

Roads Inc. is asking the Circuit Court to enjoin Escambia County from revoking its stormwater permit and "taking any further action in contravention of Plaintiff's rights under Permit #06031846." Readlawsuit.pdf.

Charter Commission notes

From last night's City charter review commission meeting: Charter Review Commission notes: The scheduled two-hour-long Pensacola Charter Review Commission public hearing Wednesday night lasted for an hour and 10 minutes, and included enthusiastic comments from about eight citizens. “What [...]

Sarasota County uses budget to create jobs

Sarasota County hopes to be an economic engine for the ailing local economy by fast-tracking more than four dozen projects, which it estimates will spur the creation of 900 jobs over the next year. It calls for compressing projects with original completion dates ranging out to 2025 into the next [...]

D&D creator dies

D&D creator dies

Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax died at his home in Lake Geneva on March 4. He was 69. The tabletop fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons started the role-playing phenomenon. Local authorities are looking for an elf dressed in purple and red that goes by the name Lord Balow.

Grover offers to take 5 percent pay cut

Comm. Grover Robinson moved that all the county commissioners offer to take a five percent cut in their salaries ($76,034). -which is the same pay cut that they may be asking managers and department heads to take. His motion at the Committee of the Whole meeting died without a second.

Sheriff offers to cut budget 3.75 percent

According to memo from Jean Kassab, Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby is asking for $76,706,683 which is $2,993,317 less than his current budget - 3.75 percent cut. This is still more than his 2005-06 actual expenses ($70,420,168) and his 2006-07 budget ($76,437,796). The county estimates [...]

Notes on Commission Workshop

Here are our notes on today's Escambia County Commission - Committee of the Whole meeting: Plan to get to a balanced budget on by June 15. County Budget Manager Amy Lovoy opened the meeting with a review of new budget items and issues. Firstly, EMS operations will need a subsidy from the [...]

Unsealed global child porn ring indictment papers

Here is a pdf of the indictment papers: 022122008.pdf

Pensacola makes ABC news for child porn ring

From ABC News about a Global Child Porn Ring indicted in Pensacola. The FBI has arrested 12 Americans for their alleged participation in a sophisticated international child pornography ring that distributed more than 400,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse. ...The 34-count [...]

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