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4-H Confusion?

January 3, 2013

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…

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Commission Jumps Into 2013

January 2, 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…


How to be a better elected official in 2013

January 2, 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…

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At-Large RESTORE Seats

December 21, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act…

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County Looks for Lorax

December 19, 2012

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the…

Escambia County News Politics

Wilson’s Town Hall

December 10, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District…

Escambia County Politics

Commission Aims for Library & Gas Taxes

November 8, 2012

Continuing the currently unfolding discussion regarding funding for the West Florida Public Library system, the Escambia County Commission agreed this morning to move forward with activating a dedicated library tax and taking over management of the…

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Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

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On the County’s Plate

November 1, 2012

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight’s…

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Life After Randy

October 30, 2012

With Randy Oliver gone, the Escambia County Commission must now decide who will take the reins as County Administrator. “I really can’t tell you for sure,” said Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson recently. During the board’s meeting…

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Randy Has Left the Building

October 18, 2012

If you must attend your own funeral, take leave once the coffin is nailed shut. It can get awkward after that. Following the Escambia County Commission’s termination vote, Randy Oliver stood from his chair and left…

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County Cliffhanger

October 18, 2012

With the crackle of anticipation in the room nearly audible, the Escambia County Commission work session this morning progressed uneventfully. The public evaluation, and possible firing, of County Administrator Randy Oliver will be handled during the…