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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.…

Firefighters protest Whitfield hiring

January 20, 2009

This letter is from the Escambia County Professional Firefighters Union to the Escambia County Commission: This letter is in opposition to the recent appointment process of Chief Robbie Whitfield to the position of Deputy Chief. Robbie…

Bigger oops, Whitfield fired by Santa Rosa sheriff

January 19, 2009

The man the Escambia County Commission wants to make the Deputy Fire Chief – Robert Paul Whitfield, Jr. – was fired by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff on Dec. 22, 2005. He was fired for untruthfulness…

Oops, who does county hiring?

January 19, 2009

Last week, the daily newspaper announced that Robbie Whitfield was named the new deputy fire chief for Escambia County at the Tuesday, Jan. 13 retreat of the county commission. The only problem is the County’s HR…

Ingram files first

January 15, 2009

Press Release: Clay Ingram to run for Florida House of Representatives Vows to fight for Escambia County’s future PENSACOLA-Escambia County native Clay Ingram has filed to run for the Florida House of Representatives, District 2. Ingram…

Gas tax for education?

January 15, 2009

Yesterday the IN reported that Escambia All for One is putting together an effort to save the K-8 Carver School in Century that is scheduled to close next year. The group is in talks with County…