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…

Politics

Important points about Tallahassee City Council

October 10, 2009

Tallahassee only has five council members, if you include the mayor. Pensacola has ten, including the mayor. The Tallahassee city council members are at-large, meaning the entire city votes on the positions. The at-large districts haven’t…

Politics

What was the charter commission charged to do?

October 10, 2009

Charles Fairchild has a new pet phrase to fight the charter: “Review, not redo.” The insinuation is that the Charter Review Commission overstepped its charge from the city council. Others have already started to pick up…

Politics

Caton video

October 10, 2009

Here is the video of former City Attorney Don Caton addressing the Pensacola City Council on the charter proposal during open forum. … The Tallahassee charter review that Caton mentions took place in 1996—13 years ago.…