Offshore drilling

June 23, 2008

The Daily News and the Freedom Newspapers do another excellent job of reporting on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. They ask people in Alabama, Texas and Louisiana what has been their experiences with offshore rigs.…

Carlin dead

June 23, 2008

I hated to read that George Carlin died. The fact that he was 71 makes me feel even older. Carlin was a landmark comedian. His comedy was a social commentary. He actually hosted the first Saturday…

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IN Your Head Radio backtracks

June 20, 2008

Click to listen to these recent radio interviews: Taxwatch Report Stephen Boykewich – New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.20

June 20, 2008

Today: The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies will release the results of their  analysis of Escambia County government, Improving Transparency and Accountability in Escambia County Government, today at a press conference here in Pensacola.…

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Notes: City Council 6.19.08

June 20, 2008

June 19 City Council meeting notes: At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, members ultimately voted unanimously to send the controversial tree ordinance back to city staff. Councilman P.C. Wu was the only member absent. Mayor John…

Bailey to head Belmont board

June 20, 2008

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SELECTED FOR BELMONT ARTS CENTER BOARD David Bailey announced as new president PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 18, 2008) – Officials of the Belmont Arts & Cultural Center have recently announced the selection of the new…

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Roads Inc settles

June 20, 2008

The Escambia County Commission accepted a settlement agreement with Roads, Inc. over the huge hole in the ground in the Cantonment area. Roads Inc. six months to complete its pond. Earth-moving equipment needed to work on…

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More notes: Charter Review

June 19, 2008

June 18 Charter Review Commission—Part 2 CRC Chairwoman Crystal Spencer told Mayor John Fogg she is concerned that when she and consultant William Haraway go before the city council on July 1, “There may be some…

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IN Your Head Radio 6.19

June 19, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio I will be talking  with Larry B. Johnson  of Coastkeeper, Inc about the improvements to the Pensacola‘s tree ordinance and I will be taking your rants at 850-437-1620. IN Your Head…

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Tax Watch report tomorrow

June 19, 2008

Florida TaxWatch to Releases Analysis, Recommendations on Improving Escambia County Government PENSACOLA – The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies will release the results of its analysis of Escambia County government, Improving Transparency and Accountability…

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Notes: Charter review 6.19.08

June 19, 2008

June 18 Charter Review Commission meeting notes: Mayor John Fogg told the Charter Review Commission Monday night part of the reason he announced when he did that he’s not seeking re-election is so he could speak…

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Reasons GAO upheld Boeing protests

June 19, 2008

Here are the reasons why the Government Accountability Office upheld the Boeing protest of the Air Force Tanker contract for Northrop-Grumman in Mobile: 1. The Air Force, in making the award decision, did not assess the…

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Wendell Hall lays off 14, save $620K

June 19, 2008

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff announced that he is cutting 14 positions by July 11. Hall’s spokesman, Sgt. Scott Haines, told the Daily News that the positions include include crime prevention personnel, administrative assistants, report-takers, clerks,…

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TAC wants Civic Advisory Committee

June 18, 2008

Tourism Administration and Convention Committee is asking the Escambia County Commission to form a Pensacola Civic Center Advisory Committee. In June 2, 2008 letter to the commissioners, the TAC states: The proposed budget for FY 2008/2009…

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City has huge tree fund

June 18, 2008

Pensacola City Council will be considering a tree ordinance. The Home Builders Association of West Florida is questioning the proposed mitigation fees. Under the new system, the new Hancock Bank site at 12th Avenue and Summit…