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Escambia Co. Politics

ECSO proposes $4 million budget cut

March 30, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan has proposed a reduced budget for 2009-10 – $74,681,845. This is a $4.036 million budget cut, 5.1 percent reduction. Elimination of Helicopters $800K Replace Jail Health Contract with in-house service $1.8M Renegotiate Food…

McLaughlin exacts revenge on ECSO?

March 27, 2009

The Escambia County is getting two Byrne Grants. The Byrne Grants give federal assistance to state and local law-enforcement agencies to fight crimes. The funds can used for Law enforcement programs; Prosecution and court programs; Prevention…

Anderson post confirmed

March 24, 2009

The Pensacola News Journal confirmed my post about Cindy Anderson becoming the new assistant county administrator of Escambia County. Carlton Proctor reports that Escambia County Administrator Bob McLaughlin plans to ask the County Commission to name…

Where is Perkins coming from?

March 18, 2009

It’s both perplexing and disturbing that ECUA board member Dale Perkins tried to do an end run around the consolidation effort and get the Emerald Coast Utility Authority excluded from the study. 1) ECUA could not…

Buzz: Proposed wording of Perkins amendment

March 17, 2009

According to our sources, this is the wording of the amendment Dale Perkins is proposing to the consolidation bill: “Neither the consolidation plan nor the commission shall consider, discuss, or propose the consolidation of any entity…

Escambia County

Two big meetings today

March 13, 2009

This morning at the Extension offices, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to discuss the 2009-10 budget. The BOCC who failed to get Sheriff Ronnie McNesby to make any significant cuts in his…

Inside PD Owens reorganization

February 20, 2009

Much was made of the massive reorganization of the District 1 Public Defender’s office. However, documents given to IN reveal the new Public Defender James Owens has added more attorneys, reduced support staff and saved the…

Pay to quit plan

February 12, 2009

Last year the county commissioners paid about 50 senior leaders $2.7 million to quit. This year, the county is considering pay $4 million to get some 370 more county employees to quit. Who else gets such…

What took DOJ so long to investigate ECSO

January 29, 2009

Why did it take six years for the Department of Justice to investigate the first complaint against the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and three years to investigate the second? National Public Radio may have the answer.…