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2007-08 county budget


Cost of Pensacola Council runoff

November 6, 2008

David Stafford, Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, says, “I asked staff to estimate and they came up with a very rough figure of $40,000. Again, just an estimate.” Who pays for it? “The city bears the…

ACORN responds

October 13, 2008

ACORN Response to Senator McCain’s Smear Ad ACORN President Maude Hurd released the following statement today in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad claiming that, among other things, ACORN is responsible for the mortgage crisis:…

Pensacola and John McCain

October 6, 2008

“McCain reported to Pensacola in August 1958, having graduated 894th in a class of 899. He was raffish and rebellious, more interested in history than engineering. He elected aviation, something his father, a rising naval officer,…

Florida arrives in Denver

August 25, 2008

After all the brouhaha over the Florida primary, the Democratic National Committee voted to seat the entire 211-person delegate at its national convention in Denver. Not only do they have full voting rights and privileges, the…


Panel needs to study ECSO budget

June 23, 2008

Okay, it’s time we quit ignoring the pink elephant in the room. The biggest sinkhole in the Escambia County budget is the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office budget. It has grown astronomically over the past eight years.…

Notes: BCC 5.22 Budget

May 22, 2008

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BUDGET WORKSHOP BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Escambia County Government Complex 221 Palafox Place May 22, 2008. 9 a.m. Call to Order at 9:04 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. 2001/2007 Comparison Escambia…

Leader press sheriff to cut budget

May 21, 2008

Unfortunately, it is not in Escambia County, but Broward. There County Commissioners are pressing the Sheriff Al Lambert to cut more from his budget his $719.2 million budget than the 2% that he has proposed. Here…

Government Budgeting for Dummies

March 29, 2008

In July 2007, we published our Ballsy Plan IV – Government Budgeting for Dummies I reviewed the article this morning and found we weren’t too far off with some of our ideas: 1. PRIVATIZE AND SAVE…

Cutting jobs easier elsewhere

March 26, 2008

The Pensacola City Council and the Escambia County Commission are dragging their feet on cutting any government jobs. Other governments don’t problems announcing cuts. Mobile Co. School Board voted to cut 54 jobs last night (read…


Notes: BCC 3.20

March 20, 2008

Commissioner salaries were still on the agenda: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 20 March 2008 1. Call to order at 5:32 p.m. 2. Invocation – Commissioner Whitehead. 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 4.…

Notes: Budget workshop 3.20

March 20, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget, Continued 20 March 2008 Call to order at 10:40 a.m. All county commissioners were present. ITEM 40: Animal Control 1 ACO Eliminated/operating…

Taxes for cars, not economy

March 20, 2008

People have asked me why can’t Escambia County follow the lead of Sarasota County and fast-track its Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) budget to jumpstart our economy. During the next six years, Sarasota County officials plan…

Notes: Commission budget workshop Mar. 19

March 19, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings Preliminary Budget Workshop Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Countywide Budget 19 March 2008 Call to order at 8:35 a.m. Grover Robinson started discussion by suggesting cutting the commissioners’ salary by 5 percent.…


County code enforcement

February 22, 2008

The 2007-08 budget for code enforcement is $2,454,000. It’s funded by fines and fees ($1,654,000), General Fund ($300,000) and Solid Waste ($500,000). Two years ago the budget was $1,296,349. Hmmmmm – budget has doubled. Must be…


Moby misses the mark

February 18, 2008

PNJ columnist Mark “Moby” O’Brien in his column today (Fire fee fallout: Property tax cut would hurt waterfront plans) misses the mark. I’m not sure why O’Brien has taken the position that the property tax itself…