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Weekend buzz: Rule by viewpoint, more taxes on horizon, Underhill gets unexpected boost

Weekend buzz: Rule by viewpoint, more taxes on horizon, Underhill gets unexpected boost

Mayor Ashton Hayward chose a viewpoint in the daily newspaper to explain his firing of Council Executive Lila Cox and defend the charter --unamended or, more accurately, only as he wanted it amended. The News Journal added a note after Hayward's viewpoint: "After the City Council voted last week, [...]

Valentino wants county to review dump ordinances

Valentino wants county to review dump ordinances

Commissioner Gene Valentino has added to tonight's agenda a recommendation that there be a wholesale review of the previously enacted pit ordinances and current department duties and come back to the Board with a recommendation as to how the county can consistently enforce regulations. Read [...]

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Readers have pointed out other emergency purchase orders associated with the April 29 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center. The purchases orders total $13,394,556. This time last year Commissioners Gene Valentino, Grover Robinson and Wilson Robertson said that they [...]

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

The State Attorney's office has sent a letter to Douglas Underhill concerning whether Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino delivered requested emails to Underhill in a timely matter. The letter, dated today and signed by Gregory Marcille, Chief Assistant State Attorney, stated that based on [...]

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Escambia County to rebid jail contracts Corrections Department Director Gordon Pike told the Escambia County Commission at its agenda review meeting on March 6 that he plans to rebid all the jail contracts. He made the statement when the commissioners questioned his recommendation to amend [...]

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Escambia County School District, will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Warrington Middle School, 450 South Old Corry Field Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Residents are invited to discuss what we can [...]

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 [...]

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