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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 [...]

Hayward’s RESTORE Pick

The Pensacola City Council will be asked Thursday to approve David Penzone as the city's representative on Escambia County's RESTORE advisory committee. City Administrator Bill Reynolds informed council of Mayor Ashton Hayward's choice during this afternoon's Committee of the Whole [...]

RESTORE Math

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said Commissioner Grover Robinson, who has been the commission’s point [...]

Work, It’s For the Dogs

The Escambia County Commission will consider this week if two contract kennel technician positions should be changed from contract to full-time jobs. Currently the county uses contractual labor to perform various work. It has had difficulty securing such labor when it comes to work at the county [...]

And the Nominees Are …

With this afternoon’s deadline approaching, Escambia County has released an updated list of nominees for the RESTORE advisory committee’s environmental seat. A list of organizations which have qualified to participate in the seat’s selection process—as well as a list of those yet to [...]

The Price of Peace and Quiet

Hashing out the specifics of a possible noise ordinance, some members of the Escambia County Commission flinched upon hearing the $2,000-plus price tag for decibel readers. Not Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who said the investment would be worth it even at $100,000. “I’ll tell you right [...]

Looking Out for 4-H

Prior to approving the design contract for a planned 4-H center last night, the Escambia County Commission dug deep into the organization’s concerns pertaining to costs and the possibility of securing land for agricultural purposes. “I come to you tonight because I have 15-month-old twin [...]

4-H Confusion?

4-H Confusion?

Two Escambia County commissioners are appearing hesitant to pull the trigger on moving forward with the planned 4-H center on Stefani Road. “There’s such a misunderstanding out there,” Commissioner Wilson Robertson said during this morning’s work session. “We should not do anything [...]

Commission Jumps Into 2013

The first Escambia County Commission meeting of 2013 is scheduled for tomorrow, with commissioners taking up a range of issues, including the search for a county administrator and restructuring of the RESTORE Act advisory committee. Since firing the former county administrator in the fall, the [...]

How to be a better elected official in 2013

How to be a better elected official in 2013

Forbes has published a slideshow on how employees can be better. I've adapted the 14 points for elected officials. 1. Anticipate your district's needs. What are the issues in your district? Not your issues--theirs. 2. Get to know your constituents better. Reach out to your neighborhoods. Go [...]

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