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Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Reynolds has support The question that many have been asked is how did Bill Reynolds make the list of five finalists for the county administrator for Escambia County. You can thank Alan McMillan, a recent appointee to the administrator selection committee. Reynolds was fired in July 2013 by [...]

News story #3: Talking Trash

News story #3: Talking Trash

Escambia County and Emerald Coast Utility Authority have squared off over the future of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal in the county. The battle is even really begun, but we can expect more volleys in 2014. Read "Talking Trash" by Jeremy Morrison.

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

For a place that is so tough on its leaders and anyone who tries to push this community, it’s amazing how susceptible we are to hucksters, scam artists and out-of-towners looking for “sweetheart” deals. Show us a slick PowerPoint presentation, tell us how great you are, maybe hand out a [...]

Sunshine Confessional

Sunshine Confessional

Prior to discussing the sale of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s 19-acre downtown property yesterday, board Chairman Larry Walker took a few minutes to shed light on what he described as a “possible” Sunshine Law violation. “And to apologize for it, on my part, the failure to [...]

ECUA Says Okay

ECUA Says Okay

Despite concerns about what might eventually be developed on the site, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority voted this afternoon to take the next step toward selling its 19-acres of prime downtown Pensacola real estate to a Texas developer. “It’s not going to be a pig lot, and it’s not [...]

Hayward on ECUA Land Deal

Hayward on ECUA Land Deal

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said this afternoon that he’s optimistic about the possible sale of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s downtown property to Texas-based HT Land Co. “As of right now, it seems like a good deal,” Hayward said. The Texas company has made a second offer [...]

HT Makes Second Offer on ECUA Property

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority has received a second offer from HT Land Co. to purchase a 19-acre parcel of property in downtown Pensacola. “I just got the offer a couple of hours ago,” ECUA Executive Director Steve Sorrell said this morning. Last month, the ECUA board [...]

HT Land Co.’s Second Offer

HT Land Co.’s Second Offer

Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu looked looked a bit confused this morning as to why he had not heard from the woman in the back of the room before. She had waited until the council was wrapping up its lengthy discussion about a possible Maritime Overlay District and what impact that would [...]

Bayou Grande Spill: 72,000 Gallons

Yesterday, it was announced that 35,000 gallons of untreated sewage had spewed into Bayou Grande due to a broken water line. Emerald Coastkeeper Sava Varazo was pegging the number at about 100,000 gallons. This morning, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Spokesman Jim Roberts provided the official [...]

COW Rundown

COW Rundown

The Pensacola City Council has a fair amount of meat on the table for Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Here’s a taste: Maritime Park Land Lease - Mayor Ashton Hayward is recommending that the city council approve a lease with Maritime One, LLC—the holding company established by [...]

Escambia’s Garbage Showdown

Escambia’s Garbage Showdown

The Escambia County Commission made moves today meant to block the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority from following through on a waste-disposal contract with a private company that’s looking to turn trash into marketable fuel. At the same time, commissioners decided to continue assessing the [...]

Talking Trash

Talking Trash

After months of unsuccessful negotiations between Escambia County and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority over the fate of the area’s trash, county commissioners decided to show up at the utility board’s May 24 meeting. It did not go well. After an hour of stewing in the public gallery, [...]

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