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YouTube: IN Your Head Radio interview with Gene Valentino

Yesterday I had Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino on IN Your Head Radio:

Another Ashton Hayward ambush, uses his Fish House strategy on the County

Another Ashton Hayward ambush, uses his Fish House strategy on the County

Mayor Ashton Hayward needed a “win.” His "negotiation strategy" with The Fish House didn't play out as he expected. There were no more big grants coming from the federal or state governments before the end of the year. No, Hayward needed a big job announcement, something that has eluded him [...]

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

The Northwest Florida Daily News listed yesterday some members of the 35-person delegation headed to Germany in hopes of landing companies in the supply chain for the Airbus assembly plant being built in Mobile, Ala. The Greater Pensacola Chamber has one delegate--Scott Luth, VP for Economic [...]

Passing of the gavel at Escambia County Commission meeting had humor and gratitude

Passing of the gavel at Escambia County Commission meeting had humor and gratitude

A standing room-only crowd packed the commission chambers to see the gavel passed from outgoing chairman Gene Valentino and his successor Lumon May. May took the opportunity to both honor and poke fun at the outgoing chairman. May called up Maureen Valentino to stand with her husband while he [...]

Visit Pensacola in the Sunshine

Visit Pensacola in the Sunshine

This morning Escambia County citizens will get to hear, for the first time in a public forum, about the latest set of bylaws for Visit Pensacola, Inc. -- the new 501(c)6 organization that wants to control $5-6 million in tax dollars generated by the hotel industry. The discussion will be held [...]

Musical chairmanships at Escambia County Commission

Musical chairmanships at Escambia County Commission

The part of the BCC Nov. 7 meeting that got me the most text messages wasn't the Patels protesting their near-arrest. No, people were fascinated and disturbed by the discussion over the rotation of the commission chairmanship. The board has a policy to rotate the chairmanship in order of the [...]

Weekend Buzz: Great quotes, missing check, DIB murmurs and taming the stallion

Weekend Buzz: Great quotes, missing check, DIB murmurs and taming the stallion

Quote of the Week: "Everyone is shrugging shoulders up here as if the guy next to them is crazy." --Gene Valentino, Escambia Board of County Commission chairman Second best quote, via Tampa Tribune: “George LeMieux is a Mount Everest of ambition shoehorned into a molehill of a man." --GOP [...]

Mr. Outzen video, just when you thought it could not get crazier

At the Escambia County Commission's Committee of the Whole meeting on July 18, Chairman Gene Valentino demanded that I show myself in commission chambers. He accused me of falsely accusing him of some conspiracy. Here is what we published in our July 18 "Winners & Losers" column on the "Loser" [...]

Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

If tensions have been rumbling in the undercurrents of the Escambia County Commission, they bubbled to the surface yesterday in spectacular fashion. It began in the morning’s agenda review session, when Commissioner Grover Robinson—absent, attending an economic development meeting in Panama [...]

Valentino Earns FAC’s ACC

Valentino Earns FAC’s ACC

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino has been presented with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation by the Florida Association of Counties. The designation follows the commissioner’s completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. “I am [...]

How Gene Valentino treats his fellow commissioners (Video-updated)

This is a very rough edit of the June 20 BCC Agenda Workshop and the clips how the chairman, Gene Valentino, belittled and bullied Commissioners May, Barry and Robinson. He talks over Lumon May and then rudely attacks him. He's upset that they met with the sheriff's office, even though he had only [...]

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff, the facility’s current manager, and was spurred by a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that mandates the county address [...]

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