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Gene Valentino


Did Hall and Valentino violate Sunshine Laws?

May 12, 2009

Did Councilman Sam Hall and Commissioner Gene Valentino violate Florida Sunshine Laws? Hall and Valentino both serve on the Pensacola-Escambia Economic Development Commission (PEDC). Valentino is the chairman, Hall vice-chair. According to Commissioner Valentino’s appointment calendar,…


Bingo parlor never came to planning board

May 11, 2009

On my earlier post, I wrote that the bingo parlor had been approved by the planning board. It was not. The plans never came before the planning board for an interpretation. Instead, the plans were approved…


Valentino may be out as chair

November 6, 2008

Buzz – Nov. 6 issue of Independent News: There is rumble from the Escambia County Office Complex that current commission chairman Gene Valentino may not keep the chairmanship. The dispute appears to be over economic development…


Report: Farnborough International Air Show

July 14, 2008

Escambia County Commission chairman, Gene Valentino, paid his own way to go to his airshow. Comm. Gordon Goodin got Santa Rosa County to pay his way. They are joining U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and a delegation…


Santa Rosa County rejects progress

July 8, 2008

Yesterday, Escambia County Comm. Gene Valentino went before the Santa Rosa County Commission asking that they join a regional transportation authority that would have the power to bond out gas tax revenues and work on the…


The world turns…

June 6, 2008

On May 22, I wrote in Outtakes (Tall Tales) that Mike Whitehead should resign as the chairman of the Escambia County Commission. Last night – June 5 – he did. I had no idea that Whitehead…


Notes: BCC 6.05.08

June 6, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Meeting June 5, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. All commissioners were present. “I am going to go off the…


Whitehead steps down as chairman

June 5, 2008

Mike Whitehead stepped down as the chairman of the Escambia County Commission at the first of part of tonight’s meeting. Gene Valentino is the new chair.…


Escambia County is not really a very good partner

May 20, 2008

That is what Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin said yesterday when the commission was deciding whether to join in a regional transportation authority with Escambia County. The RTA is the brainchild of Escambia County Commissioner…


Commissioner elves

December 3, 2007

You need to check out this. Feel free to email to friends – just give us credit. ELF YOURSELF And just in case you are wondering where Commissioner Whitehead is – check Whitehead Dance…


Video: BOCC argue over Whitehead stmts

October 11, 2007

At the October 11 Committee of the Whole, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners discussed the PNJ article and Mike Whitehead’s statements about three commissioners reneging on a deal with former County Administrator George Touart. Forgive…


IN Your Head Radio

September 25, 2007

On today’s show, I will interview Bobby Marcus on Springfest and Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. NewsRadio 1620 AM 1 p.m to 2 p.m.…


Hot Seat: Gene Valentino

March 16, 2007

My IN Your Face TV interview with Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino: PART 1 PART 2 The IN media empire continues to grow.…


Blog Buzz: Benson, Touart, ECUA, Valentino

November 30, 2006

Now these are some of the rumors that I’ve heard over the past few days: State Rep. Holly Benson has fallen out of favor with House Speaker Mario Rubio and is being cut out of significant…