Escambia County

Elebash costs fire pension $3 million

March 29, 2009

I’m not serious, but that would be how Elebash, Fairchild and others would be spinning the losses of the City Fire Pension, if Quint Studer had been the one that voted to use Merrill Lynch, not…

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Elebash wants CMP, not stadium

March 28, 2009

Surprise, surprise. In his viewpoint in the PNJ today, C.C. Elebash wants the park infrastructure- roads, utilities, grading and environmental work-done, but nothing else on the CMP property. This creates few jobs and adds nothing to…

McLaughlin exacts revenge on ECSO?

March 27, 2009

The Escambia County is getting two Byrne Grants. The Byrne Grants give federal assistance to state and local law-enforcement agencies to fight crimes. The funds can used for Law enforcement programs; Prosecution and court programs; Prevention…

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Council passes Curbside recycling

March 27, 2009

Last the Pensacola City Council approved curbside recycling. Congratulations to last year’s Leadership Pensacola class who took this on as a project. They have succeeded in getting both ECUA and the City to adopt curbside recycling.…

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More Prostitution arrests (photos)

March 25, 2009

Prostitution Arrests in Brownsville Area On March 23rd into the early morning hours of March 24th, Escambia Deputies conducted another Prostitution sting in the area around Brownsville. The sting netted 15 total arrests. Twelve of the…

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Mythbusted: Independent Baseball Thrives

March 24, 2009

The anti-CMP cult like to scoff at the Pensacola Pelicans because they aren’t affiliated with a major league baseball team. They call them – semi-professional or a hobby team. They call the American Association a sub-professional…

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Economic Development: who will be in charge

March 24, 2009

Politics may take over Economic Development in Escambia County. Some may argue that it already has, but now we have two options facing us. Mort O’Sullivan, chairman of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, has been meeting…

Anderson post confirmed

March 24, 2009

The Pensacola News Journal confirmed my post about Cindy Anderson becoming the new assistant county administrator of Escambia County. Carlton Proctor reports that Escambia County Administrator Bob McLaughlin plans to ask the County Commission to name…

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Council meeting lasts eight hours

March 24, 2009

The Pensacola held its committee meetings from 3:15-11:00 p.m. yesterday. The city staff appears to be out to wear down, The curbside recycling presentation took 90 minutes. The SBE discussion took 90 minutes. Most, if not…

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Sheriff Morgan disputes McLauglin’s statements

March 23, 2009

A letter from Sheriff David Morgan to Commission chair Marie Young: 20 March 09 Honorable Chairperson Marie Young Escambia County Board of County Commissioners 217 North Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32501 Dear Chairperson Young, I am…

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Anti-CMP 0-3

March 23, 2009

The anti-Community Maritime Park are 0-3 on proving their wild allegations – really they’re lies, but I’m trying to be nice. Federal Judge Lacey Collier was not appointed and controlled by Quint Studer. Judge Collier was…

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Others see Pension Crisis

March 23, 2009

John Charles Thomas, director of Policy and Political Affairs for the Florida League of Cities, wrote a viewpoint for the Tampa Tribune, “Pension Crisis is Looming for Cities.” The trouble stems from a series of laws…