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Gene Valentino

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Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

July 12, 2013

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…

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Valentino Earns FAC’s ACC

July 3, 2013

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…

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Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

June 21, 2013

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…

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Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

June 13, 2013

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations of the Escambia County Jail. The board clearly didn’t have much…

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Panama Gene and the Flow Control Victory

June 10, 2013

Fresh off his economic development trip to Central America, Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino is jazzed about possible opportunities locally. “Contrary to the pundits, I was not on the beach sunning myself,” he said this…

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Valentino Vents

March 7, 2013

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any…

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City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

February 13, 2013

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…