Politics

Bergosh takes on Outtakes

March 8, 2008

(from Bergosh website) School Board member Jeff Bergosh is upset about my recent Outtakes ( CANDIDATE DROUGHT ). In it, I ask if the Escambia County School Board actually represents the best leadership that this community…

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Fleming to retire

March 8, 2008

Pensacola City Attorney John Fleming is retiring effective July 18 after working for the city 28 years. The City Council is considering candidates by either direct selection, conducting an advertised candidate search, or hiring a recruitment…

More on child porn suspect

March 8, 2008

The Fort Walton Daily News has uncovered that James Freeman, who was indicted as part of an international child porn ring, was a registered sex offender leading a campaign to reform Megan’s Law. He was listed…

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Notes on Mar. 6 BCC meeting

March 7, 2008

Ehhhhh! Boring meeting. The meeting began at 5:31 p.m. All commissioners were present. Quint Studer accepted a proclamation from the board giving him the Outstanding Citizen Award. He was presented a glass trophy. There was a…

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True public servant

March 7, 2008

Cincinnatus served as consul in 460 BC. When he retired after his one-year term, Cincinnatus retired from politics, and went home to his farm. In 457 BC, the Romans were fighting the Aequians. The consul Minucius…

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Rhett Anderson to run for council

March 7, 2008

Subj: Letter of Resignation and Opinion Letter for Office of City Council District 4 To: Mr. John Fogg, Mayor Mr. Tom Bonfield, City Manager Ms. Crystal Spencer, Chairperson, City Charter Review Committee Re: City Charter Review…

Roads, Inc sues county over pond

March 6, 2008

Roads Inc. is asking the Circuit Court to enjoin Escambia County from revoking its stormwater permit and “taking any further action in contravention of Plaintiff’s rights under Permit #06031846.” Readlawsuit.pdf.…

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Charter Commission notes

March 6, 2008

From last night’s City charter review commission meeting: Charter Review Commission notes: The scheduled two-hour-long Pensacola Charter Review Commission public hearing Wednesday night lasted for an hour and 10 minutes, and included enthusiastic comments from about…

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Sarasota County uses budget to create jobs

March 6, 2008

Sarasota County hopes to be an economic engine for the ailing local economy by fast-tracking more than four dozen projects, which it estimates will spur the creation of 900 jobs over the next year. It calls…

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D&D creator dies

March 6, 2008

Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax died at his home in Lake Geneva on March 4. He was 69. The tabletop fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons started the role-playing phenomenon. Local authorities are looking for an…

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Grover offers to take 5 percent pay cut

March 5, 2008

Comm. Grover Robinson moved that all the county commissioners offer to take a five percent cut in their salaries ($76,034). -which is the same pay cut that they may be asking managers and department heads to…

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Sheriff offers to cut budget 3.75 percent

March 5, 2008

According to memo from Jean Kassab, Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby is asking for $76,706,683 which is $2,993,317 less than his current budget – 3.75 percent cut. This is still more than his 2005-06 actual expenses…

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Notes on Commission Workshop

March 5, 2008

Here are our notes on today’s Escambia County Commission – Committee of the Whole meeting: Plan to get to a balanced budget on by June 15. County Budget Manager Amy Lovoy opened the meeting with a…

Pensacola makes ABC news for child porn ring

March 5, 2008

From ABC News about a Global Child Porn Ring indicted in Pensacola. The FBI has arrested 12 Americans for their alleged participation in a sophisticated international child pornography ring that distributed more than 400,000 images and…