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Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

March 21, 2013

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…

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Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

March 19, 2013

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…

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Grover’s Town Hall

March 19, 2013

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…

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Valentino Vents

March 7, 2013

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…

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Council Catches the Bus

February 26, 2013

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,”…

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Dogs, Chickens and Guns

February 22, 2013

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…

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Barry’s Town Hall

February 22, 2013

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…

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Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

February 21, 2013

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…

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Gun Love in Escambia

February 20, 2013

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…

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Schedule-Changes for County Meetings

February 20, 2013

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…

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Looking for RESTORE Lobbyist

February 19, 2013

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…

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City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

February 13, 2013

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…

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Dog Days and Polishing the Key

February 6, 2013

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.…

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RESTORE Committee Taking Shape

January 25, 2013

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…

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RESTORE’s Mr. Green

January 23, 2013

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…