Today's guests will be Pensacola City Councilman Mike Wiggins on ECAT and Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown on his battle with Florida Dept. of Revenue. AM 1620 - 1 pm to 2 pm Call in 437-1620.
What is the Escambia Board of County Commissioners' long-term plan for financing Escambia County Area Transit? The funding that was approved yesterday is a band-aid to get ECAT through one more year. The county is putting up $2.4 million, the City of Pensacola $300,000 and fares will probably be [...]
Another point to ponder about the Touart vote is - Did Commissioner Mike Whitehead overplay the severance/retirement package for the county administrator? When the Board of County Commissioners met a week ago, there are two options on the table: 1) Follow the contract and 2)Allow Touart to use [...]
I have new respect for Escambia County Commissioners Marie Young and Kevin White. They outmaneuvered fellow Commissioner Mike Whitehead and won the day. At the last two meetings, Young and White seemed a little overwhelmed. Both seemed to be upset about County Administrator George Touart, but [...]
On News Radio 1620 AM from 1-2 p.m today. Guests are Katie White - CMPA board member on the latest on the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park; and IN editor Duwayne Escobedo on the Escambia BOCC vote to not let Touart get state retirement. It's a call in show: 437-1620.
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Escambia County Commissioners Kevin White, Marie Young and Gene Valentino voted this morning to only pay retired County Administrator George Touart for his ninety days and his leave. Mike Whitehead and Grover Robinson had wanted to let Touart use his leave to reach state retirement. Read Duwayne [...]
Pinellas County Administrator Steve Spratt tendered his resignation last week, effective Sept. 30, after six years of service. In a statement presented to his Board of County Commissioners, Spratt cited a desire to avoid a public reprimand of his actions in the land deal involving Property [...]
Santa Rosa County property appraiser Greg Brown is battling the Florida Department of Revenue over lowering property values for the 2007 tax roll. DOR is auditing his tax rolls.Yesterday Brown, along with Sen. Durell Peaden and Rep. Greg Evers met with DOR officials to challenge the audit. Brown [...]
Matthew Felling on the CBS News blog - Public Blog - points out that the circulation figures of the heralded USA Today aren't exactly what they seem. While the USA Today story is overwhelmingly positive, it's also a case study in fuzzy math and the newspaper industry's measurement system. You see, [...]
Budget cutbacks won’t hurt the bank accounts of city employees. The Pensacola City Council voted 8-0 last week, with Councilmen Mike DeSorbo and Sam Hall absent to give city civil service employees their standard 5 percent pay increases next fiscal year, and 3 percent raises to contract [...]
Another actor with political experience is seeking the presidential nomination. Reagan, a former Governor, did it in 1990 1980. Fred Thompson, a former U.S. Senator, is doing in 2007-08. I was around when Reagan was building grassroots support during the 1970s. He played the crowds perfectly with [...]