Politics

Felon threatens to halt CMP bond issuance

October 14, 2009

Convicted criminal, Tim Eagan, tried to force the Pensacola City Council to listen to his grand plans for the Port of Pensacola by threatening a petition drive to rescind the council’s vote on the maritime park…

Escambia County

Dead baby thrown away by mother

October 14, 2009

It’s one of those stories that’s so horrific that you don’t want to hear it. Mothers are suppose to love their babies, take care of their babies, protect their babies against the evils of the world…not…

Politics

More City data for you

October 13, 2009

Pensacola population is actually less today than it was in 1980 (57,794) per the city’s bondholder’s report. Escambia County is up 35 percent for the same period. Update: I did a little more digging. The 1960…

Politics

Ten years of City Government

October 13, 2009

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) have a wealth of information on the current Pensacola government. Pensacola has lost population over the past ten years. Pensacola had 60,994 people in 1999. By 2008, the city population…

Escambia County Politics

One more Fairchild PAC

October 13, 2009

I overlooked another short-lived political action committee formed by Charlie Fairchild in September 2008: Citizens for Constitutional Integrity. Of course, there will be another that he will form next year to oppose whatever the Consolidation Committee…

Politics

Power of the Pensacola voter

October 13, 2009

Under the present charter, Pensacola voters have very little power. A voter can not impact the direction, programs or initiatives of Pensacola government, without the consent of the city manager and his staff. A Pensacola voter…

News

Don Caton replaced his father as city attorney

October 12, 2009

The insider of control of the Pensacola City Attorney position goes back further than I realized. Don Caton replaced his father, Dave Caton, as the city attorney. Dave Caton was City Attorney from 1967-1971 -which means…

News

IHMC gets $750K federal grant…for Ocala

October 12, 2009

According to the Ocala.com, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, persuaded the House to pass his request to fund research by the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for better defending Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition…

Politics

Fairchild speaks

October 12, 2009

Charles Fairchild also addressed the Pensacola City Council to announce the formation of his latest Political Action Committee – “No Boss Mayor.” He tells the council that under the new charter that the council will have…

Politics

City Council fails to open hire, for 39 years

October 12, 2009

The current council-manager system isn’t working. It has become a weak mayor-weak council system. The Pensacola City Council, under the current charter, has two hires, city manager and city administrator. The Council has failed to open…

Politics

Crist report card

October 12, 2009

The Miami Herald has published a report card on Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the US Senate in 2010. Check it out.…

News

FWB native can dance

October 12, 2009

Daily News reports that Kimalee Piedad advanced to the Las Vegas audition round of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” The 25-year-old native of Fort Walton Beach began, at age 9, studying and performing with…

Escambia County Politics

Longevity pay lives

October 12, 2009

Jamie Page reports on his blog that at its Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting, Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a request from County Fire Chief Frank Edwards to offer longevity pay to…

Politics

Tallahassee Charter is longer

October 11, 2009

Opponents to the proposed charter appear to be upset that the new city charter is 21 pages….actually it’s 18 if don’t count the cover page and index, but the naysayers never let facts get in their…