Parade buzz

November 7, 2013

The city demanded $600 before the engineering dept would work on Pensacola Veterans Parade FDOT permit.

Commissioner Lumon
May, Sen Greg Evers and Congressman Jeff Miller intervened and got Escambia County to do it at no charge.

No word on whether Mayor Hayward will be in the parade or speak at the ceremonies.

If this happens again next year, the Independent News commits to raise the money for the parade to honor our veterans.

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  • Stephanie November 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Can you prove this? If it’s true then the City should be ashamed, however, if it’s not true then the bigger question is who lied and why? Can you find out the truth please.

    • Rick Outzen November 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

      The city worked out that outside engineers would do the require Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) for the permit. The charge was $600-$680 (I’ve received conflicting amounts). The county simply let its engineers do it at no cost. I’m told the city engineering dept is actually bigger than the county’s.

  • jeeperman November 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    The vets should just go ahead without the money grab, I mean “permit”.
    Just like the fed shutdown and the park service trying to close the Veterans’ Memorial in D.C.

    Your other post said the engineering dept. was to busy to work on it. Which is it…..too busy or they would not work on it before getting the $600?