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Here are two Complaints filed with DOJ

January 29, 2009

IN has obtained copies of the two complaints filed with the Department of Justice by the ACLU and Movement for Change against the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office while Ron McNesby was the sheriff. We can not…

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McNesby Administration under investigation

January 29, 2009

The Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is investigating the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Morgan received notification the week after he was sworn in. In a letter from Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney…

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Sam Hall wanted to opt out last year

January 29, 2009

Of Florida Retirement System, that is – start at the bottom and read up ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Cheryl Jackson Date: Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 10:42 AM Subject: RE: City Council retirement To: Sam…

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No decision on CMP master developer

January 29, 2009

By IN reporter Sean Boone To be, or not to be. That is the question for the current plan for the Community Maritime Park, which City Council members, alongside the Community Maritime Park Associates, reviewed at…

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Council member opts out of pension

January 29, 2009

On the most surprising discovery last year when the IN was reviewing the City of Pensacola pension and retirement system was that the Pensacola City Council were included in the city’s retirement plan and the taxpayers…

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Another phony cop

January 28, 2009

ECSO press release: A woman in the area of Brent Lane and I-110 was assaulted by a man impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer last evening at around midnight. The woman described the suspect as a white…

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County to pays $966,900 to Orlando firm

January 27, 2009

In 2007, the Escambia County Commission awarded the Orlando firm MSCW, Inc a contract for $516,900 to draft Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan. In November 2008, the Escambia County Commission…

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Hockey may return to Pensacola

January 27, 2009

Jim Combs, commissioner of the Southern Professional Hockey League, says his league will expand next season. The Knoxville News reported that Combs has met with groups representing Augusta, Ga., and Pensacola, Fla. about joining the SPHL.…

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Economic Development update

January 26, 2009

Charles Wood, who heads economic development for the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, sent us this update: * Incentive Competition is tough – We held a conference call with a site selection consultant who has…

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Escambia County Wish List

January 26, 2009

Escambia County put together a wish list of projects for the state legislative delegation. According to Sonya Smith, the county’s public information manager, that list is being fine-tuned to forward to Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. Mel…

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County engineering dollars going out of area

January 26, 2009

We requested from the Escambia County Clerk of Courts/Comptroller the disbursements made for engineering and architect firms for the fiscal years from 2004 through 2008. Six of the top ten firms are not headquartered here- the…

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Florida home sales up, just not here

January 26, 2009

St. Pete Times reports that December was the fourth month in a row that existing homes rose in the Tampa Bay area. Foreclosures are driving the sales prices down and people are buying. From December 2007…