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Gathering for the Hunt

Gathering for the Hunt

The men who will help steer the selection of Escambia County’s next administrator gathered for their initial meeting today. They were introduced to huge binders full of resumes as they tried to get a grasp on the mission that lies ahead. “What are we looking for?” asked Tom [...]

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations of the Escambia County Jail. The board clearly didn’t have much appetite for any of the proposals brought to them this morning by [...]

Looking for Lockup Money

Looking for Lockup Money

Later this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at three proposals from staff concerning the Escambia County Jail and the sheriff’s budget. County officials are working to address findings from a recently released U.S. Department of Justice investigation that indicated significant [...]

Panama Gene and the Flow Control Victory

Fresh off his economic development trip to Central America, Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino is jazzed about possible opportunities locally. “Contrary to the pundits, I was not on the beach sunning myself,” he said this morning during the commission’s agenda review [...]

Commissioner Barry’s Town Hall

Commissioner Barry’s Town Hall

Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry will hold an open forum town hall meeting on Monday. The May 13 town hall is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., in the Ransom Middle School cafeteria. The school is located at 1000 West Kingsfield Road, in Cantonment. For more information, contact [...]

Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

As the Escmabia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee gets its feet wet, county officials have varying views on exactly how the body should function. “We’re a little concerned,” Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia County Commission during yesterday’s Committee of [...]

Search Extended, Raise Declined

Search Extended, Raise Declined

The Escambia County Commission extended its search for a county administrator today, as Interim Country Administrator George Touart declined a proposed raise. Commissioners decided to extend the administrator search for 90 days. They’ll get a progress update from HR in a month. Commission [...]

The Perdido Key Name Game

The Escambia County Commission will be considering rescinding a resolution today that requested the Florida Department of Transportation change the map-designation of Perdido Key to Perdido Key Beach. But what exactly will such a move accomplish? “Whatever their resolution is, we’re going to [...]

Touart to Stay?

The Escambia County Commission is split on how best to proceed with efforts to fill the county administrator position. The Human Resources director described this morning how the search results were “a little light,” and offered commissioners some options going forward. “Another year or [...]

Commission Meeting Moved to Tuesday

There has been a schedule change for next week’s regular meeting of the Escambia County Commission. Originally scheduled for Thursday, the meeting has been moved up to Tuesday, April 2. Public forum will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the regular meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. in commission chambers [...]

Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

County officials expressed concern this morning that there were problems with current deals involving the city of Pensacola. Specifically, commissioners and county staff raised issues about negotiations with City Administrator Bill Reynolds over operations and funding of the Escambia County Area [...]

Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

As Escambia County officials begin determining what went wrong with a tourism-incentive gift card program funded primarily through BP funds following the 2010 oil spill, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has questioned the prudence of placing more spill money—in the form of RESTORE Act [...]

Grover’s Town Hall

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will host a public forum this evening. Here’s the county press release: Escambia County Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the cafeteria of Ferry Pass Middle School, 8355 [...]

Valentino Vents

Valentino Vents

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any ill will to the chamber, but boy, am I disappointed.” The commission [...]

Council Catches the Bus

Council Catches the Bus

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,” said Lowery, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, “because I’m [...]

Dogs, Chickens and Guns

Dogs, Chickens and Guns

The Escambia County Commission enjoyed a marathon session last night. The packed agenda included dogs, chickens and guns. After previously delaying the approval of two designated dog beaches on Pensacola Beach to allow time to plan for additional dog areas on Perdido Key, the commission approved [...]

Barry’s Town Hall

Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry will be holding an open forum town hall meeting Monday. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Molino Community Complex. For more information, contact the District 5 commissioner’s office at 595-4950. Citizens may also keep up with the [...]

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