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September 26, 2015

Making an IMPACT Women give back and step up in the community By Jennifer Leigh For more than a decade, IMPACT 100 has played an integral role in supporting the nonprofits that give back to the…

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$hovel Ready

May 8, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee heard from the Greater Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce this week and got a feel for the organization’s preferences for spending Clean Water Act fines resulting from the 2010…

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Economic Development on RESTORE Agenda

May 6, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in the county’s downtown administrative building this afternoon. The relocation allows for the meetings to be videoed and broadcast. Today’s RESTORE meeting includes two…

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Honest Abe’s IP and the Rest of It

March 1, 2013

The weirdest moment in last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting? That was probably when “the last living descendent of Abraham Lincoln” presented a young Boy Scout with a decorative plate to hang on the wall. The…

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Council Catches the Bus

February 26, 2013

As the Pensacola City Council discussed the fate of the recently passed 4-cent gas tax last night, Mike Lowery said he was “probably the most nervous person in this room.” “I can tell you, I”m shaking,”…

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Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

February 21, 2013

It looks like the gas tax and Zimmerman Agency contract will be on the Pensacola City Council’s table next week. The topics didn’t make the agenda, but Council President P.C. Wu said last night he plans…

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The Vision (2015)

February 13, 2013

The Greater Pensacola Chamber, along with its regional partners, unveiled Vision 2015 this afternoon. The five-year economic development strategy was described as a “roadmap” to creating “really great jobs” and “jobs that are better than we…

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City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

February 13, 2013

Pensacola City Council members this week spoke out against Mayor Ashton Hayward’s apparent intention—relayed via a public statement from Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino—to use a recently passed gas tax to further economic development efforts…

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A Little Fuzzy in the Nebulas

January 8, 2013

Before authorizing the mayor to execute a $2 million Economic Development Transportation Project Fund Agreement between the city of Pensacola and the Florida Department of Transportation Monday, City Council Vice President Jewell Canada-Wynn had a question:…

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Big Deal at the Airport

December 14, 2012

A big deal is brewing at the Pensacola International Airport. While local officials have kept the lid on the details fairly tight, it appears something is in the works. During last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting,…

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On the County’s Plate

November 1, 2012

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight’s…

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MURAC’s Final Plan

October 31, 2012

The Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee has been at work since February. Today it approved its final report, a document chock-full of recommendations concerning downtown Pensacola. “People are going to criticize this report and that’s ok,”…

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Commissioners Consider Cap Increase

September 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission today will consider increasing its caps on electric and natural gas franchise fees. If this morning’s work session was any indication, the commission may not have the appetite. “I made it clear…