Escambia County

Boone Report: Rush to nothing

April 7, 2009

IN reporter Sean Boone attended yesterday Council meeting. This is his report. Another day, another Community Maritime Park meeting. On Monday, Pensacola City Council spent nearly three hours discussing an updated developer agreement that…well…none had even…

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Santa Rosa forms YP group

April 7, 2009

Press Release The Santa Rosa Young Professionals (SYRP) is a new organization designed to engage up-and-coming leaders, 21 years of age or older who live or work in the Santa Rosa area. Members are given opportunities…

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BTW: Miller voted No on 2010 budget

April 7, 2009

It’s a little ironic than Congressman Jeff Miller published his list of appropriation requests last week, but voted against the House version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.…

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Miller’s Wish List

April 7, 2009

Congressman Jeff Miller has released his list of appropriation requests: Defense Appropriations $29.484M Energy and Water Appropriations: Infrastructure Protection Technology for Department of Energy Control Systems $2 million Labor Appropriations: Hometown Heroes Reach Out and Raise…

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Remembering John Ma

April 6, 2009

On Thursday April 9, Horizen Restaurant, 3103 E. Strong Street, is hosting a special sushi day where all day long special rolls will be half off in memory of Chef John Ma, who committed suicide one…

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CMP developer agreement still not complete

April 6, 2009

Pensacola City Manager Al Coby has issued a memo to the city council that the developer agreement between CMPA and the Maritime Park Development Partners has yet to be finalized. He states that significant progress has…

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Hockey returning???

April 6, 2009

OurSportsCentral.com reports: “Jim Combs, Commissioner of the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Commissioner announced tonight that the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Board of Governors has authorized him and select members of the Board to enter into discussions…

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Covenant with the Community amendments approved

April 5, 2009

The CMPA board approved ian amendment that set priorities for the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) program – the final document will be approved on Thursday: “The EBO Program will concentrate on finding potential Minority and Female…

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What Press-Register reported

April 5, 2009

The Mobile Press-Register reported on its new contract to print our daily newspaper. It is a multi-year deal that begins in early June. “This contract is especially important during these difficult economic times because it creates…

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PNJ evolves

April 3, 2009

PNJ is reporting that it is moving its printing operations to Mobile. They are outsourcing it to the Mobile Press Register. A combination of 84 full-time and part-time jobs will be eliminated during the transition. Newsroom,…

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Food World/Bruno could lay off 302

April 3, 2009

Bruno’s Supermarkets LLC has posted WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notices with Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation that it may lay 302 employees at its Food World and Bruno stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa…

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IN CMP Finance Proposal

April 2, 2009

City Finance Director Dick Barker is proposing a finance plan for the Community Maritime Park that will cost $92.6 million and have level annual payments of $3.3 million (finance-agenda-4-6-09_164134-2). The bond market is tight and municipals…

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CMP delays cost nearly $14.4 million

April 2, 2009

In March 2007, the City staff estimated that the CMP bonds would cost a total of $71,203,237 (see ecua-april-2007). In his March 2009 presentation, the cost of the borrowing increased to $85,602,469 (see page-7-march-23-presentation-1).…

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CRA can reduce annual payments to ECUA

April 2, 2009

Under Section 4.5 of the Interlocal Agreement, CRA can reduce the annual payments to the ECUA if the Florida Constitution is amended or the state legislature pays a bill that reduces the amount of TIF received…

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City contract with ECUA allows for reduction

April 2, 2009

According to Article 5 Financing and Performance of the Interlocal agreement between the CRA/City and ECUA that was approved by City Council April 2007: “…if the final actual Costs of the Project (Demolition of the Main…