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ECSO top heavy

Escambia County Sheriff's Office appears to be top heavy when you compare it to the operations at the Pensacola Police Department. City of Pensacola has 112 police officers with salaries ranging from $32,491 to $58,479. The Sheriff (excluding detention and court security) has 154 deputies [...]

Why did County Commission do it

Why did County Commission do it

The political question on everyone's mind yesterday was, "Why did the Escambia County Commission suddenly vote to trade the Escambia County Area Transit to the City of Pensacola?" It sounded like an article the Independent News would write in its April's Fool issue. Next we may hear that the [...]

IN has City Payroll

IN has City Payroll

We have received the City of Pensacola's payroll. You can view the pdf: IN has City Payroll We will have sortable database ready for viewing on Monday.

Snow falls from Bush

White House press secretary Tony Snow announced today he is resigning as press secretary for Pres. Bush due to financial pressures. Snow was named press secretary April 2006 and earns $168,000....a little more than a county administrator or county attorney. Snow, a father of three children, will [...]

New Port website

There is a new website on the port: TakeBackthePort.com. For decades after the “glory days” of exporting timber, turpentine, and red snapper, heavy industry has been the status-quo at the Port of Pensacola. The port has lost money for 22 straight years, according to official City financial [...]

Commission approves another landfill

Commission approves another landfill

With a 4-1 vote last night, Escambia County Commission approved a permit for South Palafox Properties to operate an existing construction and demolition landfill off Rolling Hills Road in Wedgewood area of central Escambia County. South Palafox Properties will dispose of scrap concrete, metal, [...]

County dumps buses

County dumps buses

With no prior notice to the Pensacola City Council, the Escambia County Commission voted to dump the money losing Escambia County Area Transit on the City of Pensacola in exchange for the West Florida Library system. Shouldn't the county be doing both? Aren't both countywide [...]

Port may get new tenant

The Enterprise Operations Committee of the Pensacola City Council meets on Monday, Aug. 20 at 3:15 p.m. in the Hagler-Mason Conference Room to consider a proposed lease between the Port and Rinker Materials of Florida for development of a limestone aggregates import and distribution facility on [...]

Santa Rosa County eyes higher fire fees

Santa Rosa County wants to increase its fire protection budget from $1.1 million to $2.89 million by raising its fire fees. The money will fund new stations, equipment and paid firefighters for Allentown, Bagdad, Berrydale, East Milton, Harold, Munson, Pace, Skyline and Jay. Holley-Navarre, [...]

Northrup wants to expand in Mobile

From the Mobile Press Register: Northrop Grumman Corp. said Wednesday its Mobile-made KC-30 tanker would provide an economic boost in neighboring Mississippi. Los Angeles-based Northrop is offering the KC-30 to the U.S. Air Force as a replacement for its aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling [...]

Sherriff produces annual report

Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby has produced a high-gloss annual report that's 52 pages. It looks like a high school yearbook with pictures of his high-priced management team. Each department has its own page with photos of secretaries and administrative assistants included. He has the [...]

Economic indicators worsen

I've started reviewing the Prosperity Pensacola report and trying to determine where we are one year later. So far the numbers are not moving in a positive direction for Escambia County. Population estimate: down 198 from 2005 to 2006. Household incomes $75K and more: down 6%. Public school [...]

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