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Hobbs’ Reminder

Hobbs’ Reminder

Last night, Escambia County recognized Chasidy Hobbs for her service on the Citizens Environmental Committee. Commissioner Grover Robinson—who appointed Hobbs to the committee—also thanked her for her efforts in response to the BP oil spill. Hobbs was the Emerald Coastkeeper at the time of [...]

RESTORE Advisory Committee Meeting

Tomorrow afternoon, the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold it’s first meeting. The group will meet regularly thereafter. “I want them to meet about every two weeks for us to get our feet underneath us,” said Escambia County Community and Environment Director Keith [...]

Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

As Escambia County officials begin determining what went wrong with a tourism-incentive gift card program funded primarily through BP funds following the 2010 oil spill, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has questioned the prudence of placing more spill money—in the form of RESTORE Act [...]

Escambia’s RESTORE Vision

Looking forward to the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee’s initial meeting, county commissioners had a discussion during last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting about the advisory board process and RESTORE funding in general. “I think we need to know what we need to be,” [...]

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

Chamber CEO Jim Hizer told his board last week that the process for handing out the AMEX gift cards was the visitor presented a hotel receipt and his driver’s license. Those were photocopied along with the jacket for the gift card, which displayed the amount of the card. Those copies were then [...]

RESTORE Committee Outlined

During this week’s Escambia County Commission Committee of the Whole, the board will discuss the RESTORE Act advisory committee’s purpose and role. The following is an informational sheet included in the agenda packet. March 14, 2013 Committee of the Whole Agenda Item #4 RESTORE Advisory [...]

Valentino Vents

Valentino Vents

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any ill will to the chamber, but boy, am I disappointed.” The commission [...]

RESTORE Ready

Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee was unveiled tonight. The Escambia County Commission approved the nine member committee, and also named two alternates. The committee, which will assess projects competing for funds stemming from Clean Water Act fines levied against BP for the 210 [...]

The RESTORE Team

The RESTORE Team

Escambia County’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is almost in place. The nine-member body is on the table for Thursday’s county commission meeting. Commissioners are assembling the committee to assess potential uses for the expected windfall of funds stemming from the yet-to-be determined [...]

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he considers [...]

The Green Seat

Escambia County has issued a list of organizations that have, to date, met the qualifications to participate in the selection of an environmental representative to sit on the county commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. The following groups have been qualified, or are tentatively [...]

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Miller Assessing BP Settlement

Rep. Jeff Miller’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff said this afternoon that the congressman was still assessing the recently announced $4.5 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but that he did not think it pertained to money associated with the RESTORE [...]

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