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Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

February 6, 2015

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas…

Escambia County

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

February 5, 2015

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board’s agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon.…

Environment

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

January 21, 2015

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014.…

Environment

People of Wedgwood (video)

January 8, 2015

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It’s the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until…

Environment

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

January 8, 2015

The residents of Wedgewood weren’t much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made it clear during the three-hour public comment portion of last night’s…

Politics

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

January 5, 2015

This week is packed with important meetings that will impact Escambia County on various levels. New regulations for borrow pits and C&D landfills, RESTORE funds, storm water, three-year contract for county administrator and tourism will be…

Politics

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

December 19, 2014

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted yesterday to give County Administrator Jack Brown a three-year contract with two one-year extensions and an annual salary of $170,000. Board chairman Steven Barry was directed to work out…

Politics

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

December 19, 2014

At the end of Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday, Commissioner Grover Robinson asked his fellow commissioners to reconsider its vote that replaced the City of Five Flags display at the Pensacola Bay Center with the…