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Too much to think tonight

November 19, 2008

This week is a microcosm of what is wrong with City of Pensacola government and the current city council. Staff hid from the city council the fact that there were other higher appraisals for the airport…

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Anatomy of a city problem

November 19, 2008

The other appraisals for the airport hotel property came to light after attorney Bob Kerrigan made a request this morning of Airport Director Frank Miller of any and all appraisals for the property in question. “I…

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District 8 campaign expenses

November 19, 2008

Diane Mack Total $14, 206.59 Votes: 12,408 Bulk Mailing: $6,630.37 Design: $2,204.27 Printing: $1,240.87 Stamps : $1,148.20 Signs: $1,053.50 Billboard: $744.00 Radio Advertising: $600.00 Qualifying Fee: $189.98 Halloween Campaign Promotion: $178.20 Movement for Change: $160.00 Supervisor…

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Boone report: Council committee round-up

November 19, 2008

By IN Reporter Sean Boone After hearing a presentation from All For One Escambia co-chair Scott Remington, City Council voted to approve a consolidated form of government for charter review. Councilman John Jerralds said, Change is…

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District 9 campaign expenses

November 19, 2008

Megan Pratt $37,984.65, Vote: 17,859 Postage: $16,659.86 Printing: $12,368.11 Yard signs: $5,136.00 T-shirts: $1,358.37 Mailing: $1,108.43 Party food: $430.43 Filing fee: $189.98 Newspaper ad: $176.00 Photos: $150.00 Team meeting food: $111.17 Petty Cash: $100.00 Post office…

House GOP goes on retreat

November 19, 2008

Today our Republican state lawmakers gather for a three-day retreat at Santa Rosa Beach at the Water Colors, where waterfront rooms go for $325 a night. In 2006, a similar event was held and paid for…

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Other counties are closing schools

November 19, 2008

St. Pete Times reports Pinellas school administrators have identified five elementary schools that could be closed next year as the district deals with budget problems and long-running enrollment declines. This year’s spending will be cut by…

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Ford, Murzin, Evers face budget challenges

November 19, 2008

Our three State Representatives face huge fiscal challenges in this year. Murzin is in his final term and at the height of his seniority. He wants to run for Peaden’s seat in 2010, so does Evers.…

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North Escambia: what’s happening

November 19, 2008

North Escambia.com has two articles worth reading this morning: Retirement of Escambia School Board Pete Gindl after 50 years in the school system as a teacher, principal and school board member – and we’re not counting…

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New name for PJC

November 19, 2008

Pensacola Junior College has a dilemma. What should be its name? There are no more junior colleges in Florida, now that they can offer 4-year degrees. PJC dodged the name “Community” College. Now the shift is…

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Pensacola Mayoral Race

November 18, 2008

Mike Wiggins Total: $25,0170.90 Votes: 16,065 Ad Agency: $8,581.63 Mail service: $5,889.54 Postcards: $3,999.14 Website: $2,000.00 Postage: $1,608.43 Fundraiser: $1,459.50 PNJ ad: $730.00 Photography: $375.00 Filing fees: $283.38 Data management: $130.10 Envelopes: $89.17 Parade fee: $25.00…

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District 6 expenses

November 18, 2008

Jewel beat Jeff Humbles. Looks like Jewel donated fish for the We Vote Fish Fry which gets the Fish Fry total cost up to $2,444.54. Humble spent $623.95 on his gas, meal and repaying himself for…