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In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

February 14, 2015

The Urge to Merge By Duwayne Escobedo Published Feb. 13, 2008 In 1967, Jacksonville and Duval County moved to consolidate their governments. Three years later in 1970, Pensacola and Escambia County did not. After debate raged…


NorthEscambia wants more time, too

February 22, 2010

William Reynolds of agrees that consolidation needs to be studied and vetted more before it is placed on the ballot. He really skewers the process in his viewpoint (read). The entire process was rushed faster…


PNJ has it backwards

February 22, 2010

BACKWARDS PROCESS Consolidation battle has not become about the details of the plan. Instead, the fight has been over whether the public should vote on the plan that no one other than the study commission got…

Escambia County Politics

Video to rally support for plan

February 19, 2010

There is a video on YouTube asking voters to pressure the local state legislators to place the Consolidation Plan on the ballot next fall. It’s mantra – “Tell your lawmakers you want better government.” Great –…


Two More Years

February 19, 2010

The state legislators should table the Consolidation Plan until the proposal is fully discussed by the voters and modifications made to it based on the voters’ input—not based on the demands of constitutional officers, politicians, bureaucrats…


Consolidation Forum Tonight (read summary of plan)

February 17, 2010

Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission will present tonight its consolidation plan: New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St., 5:30-7 p.m. Here is a summary of the plan: A SUMMARY OF THE ECCSC UNIFICATION PLAN I. Structure…


Courthouse buzz: ECCSC and sunshine

February 9, 2010

There is a persistent buzz around the Escambia County Administrative Complex about two members of the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission, Ken Bell and Rick Harper, may have violated the Florida Sunshine laws when they met…

Escambia County News Politics

Bid integrity

January 13, 2010

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation – what will happen next? Victor Steen case – $10 million lawsuit and the coroner’s inquest Escambia County…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Roll Tide, roll BOCC

January 8, 2010

While most of us were watching the BCS National Championship or, at least, getting ready to watch the game, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners made three big decisions: 1. As predicted in the IN’s Winners…

Escambia County

Derek finds possible Sunshine violation

December 23, 2009

Derek Cosson and Progressive Pensacola requested the emails of the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission (ECCSC) and he have uncovered communications which, in his words, appear to violate Florida’s Government in the Sunshine laws. Read his…