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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 [...]

Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

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 to add them. “To me, the logical thing is, why wouldn’t it be there?” the president [...]

Gun Love in Escambia

Gun Love in Escambia

Tomorrow, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will ask his fellow commissioners to adopt a resolution supporting the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I’m doing it to state that Escambia County—if I can get the votes—wants to take a stand that we oppose further [...]

Schedule-Changes for County Meetings

Tomorrow’s meeting schedule of the Escambia County Commission will be a bit different than usual. The time change is being made to allow for commissioners to attend funeral services of a local priest, Father Jack Gray of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, who passed away last week. The [...]

Looking for RESTORE Lobbyist

Escambia County may soon be getting a RESTORE lobbyist. The board of county commissioners will consider this week if it should employ the services of a lobbying firm to lookout for Escambia’s interests where RESTORE Act funds and Deepwater Horizon spill matters are concerned. Staff is [...]

City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

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 instead of contributing to mass [...]

Dog Days and Polishing the Key

Pensacola Beach may be seeing dogs, and Perdido Key may be seeing ‘beach.’ During tomorrow’s Escambia County Commission meeting commissioner’s will consider changing the name of the Key and establishing two dog parks on Pensacola Beach. The board is also expected to finalize the [...]

RESTORE Committee Taking Shape

Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is beginning to take shape. While the full committee will reveal itself by the end of the month, some seats have already been assigned. Earlier this week, a collective of local environmental groups selected Christian Wagley to [...]

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

RESTORE’s Mr. Green

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he considers [...]

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