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Female assaulted near UWF

February 20, 2009

This UWF alert was sent to all students: 2/20-This morning female assaulted Publix 9 mile/Univ. Pkwy. suspect: white male wearing tshirt, no pants, red shldr length hair in grey 4dr Saturn. Update: Crime Alert: Female Assaulted…

Inside PD Owens reorganization

February 20, 2009

Much was made of the massive reorganization of the District 1 Public Defender’s office. However, documents given to IN reveal the new Public Defender James Owens has added more attorneys, reduced support staff and saved the…

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Judge Collier responds to Mack on CMP

February 20, 2009

Dear Diane: Please let me apologize for the delay in responding to your e-mail of last Sunday, but I just learned of it Tuesday afternoon from a news reporter. Monday, as you probably know, was a…

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Deputy Juan Carlos

February 20, 2009

As a goodwill gesture, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan made the Secret Service agents and the King Juan Carlos’ bodyguards honorary deputies. The King was so impressed that he asked to also be made an honorary…

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King Juan Carlos’ Toast

February 20, 2009

Toast by His Majesty the King of Spain at the National Naval Aviation Museum Governor Crist, Senators Nelson and Martinez, Authorities, Congressman Miller, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your kind and generous words.…

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City unfunded pension liability is up 80 percent

February 19, 2009

According to the City of Pensacola’s comprehensive financial reports, the unfunded liability for the pension funds is much greater than it was in 1998: General Pension 1998 unfunded liability: $29,228,000 2007: $50,312,000 Net increased: $21,084,000 72%…

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City Pension membership analysis

February 19, 2009

General Pension Membership Retirees and beneficiaries receiving benefits: 555 Terminated plan members entitled to but not yet receiving benefits: 49 DROP plan members: 39 Active plan members: 389 Total 1,032 2007-08 City contribution: $7,122,567, $6901 per…

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City pensions lose $38.8 million

February 19, 2009

The City of Pensacola has posted its comprehensive financial reports on its website. The Stock Market collapse has significantly hurt the city pension plans: Investment income Net depreciation in fair value of investments ($43,836,145) Plus: Interest…

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Boone Report: There is an Econ. Dev. part to trip

February 18, 2009

By IN reporter Sean Boone The King and Queen of Spain aren’t the only reason the governor is headed to Pensacola. On Thursday morning state and local officials will meet with Spanish representatives to talk about…

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Firefighters Union speaks on firings/resignations

February 18, 2009

I received this email yesterday on the resignation of Escambia County Fire Chief Ken Perkins: Chief Perkins’s county-requested resignation is disheartening. The changes instituted reflect a political decision to satisfy everyone and an inability to effectively…

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Palafox is two-way today.

February 17, 2009

The City painted the double strips and has barrels near the intersections to remind drivers. For the past week, we’ve an average of four cars a day that already thought the downtown street was two-way.…

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Chamber economic development update

February 16, 2009

Weekly update from Charles Wood, Senior Vice President – Economic Development, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce : * Technology sector still strong –Several existing tech companies are strong performers and are in expansion modes. Additionally,…

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What are the open items on developer agreement?

February 16, 2009

CMPA consultant Owen Beitsch sent an email to the CMPA board listing these open items on the master developer agreement with Maritime Park Development Partners (MPDP): • Development fees: These are generally identified in the proposal…