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Gene Valentino

Escambia County

State attorney has Valentino computer

July 2, 2009

Commissioner Gene Valentino has turned over his personal computer to the state attorney’s office which is investigating a complaint by atty. Greg Smith that the commissioner had not released all his emails regarding a bingo casino…

Escambia County Politics

More PEDC notes

July 1, 2009

The meeting was heavily attended. All PEDC members were present: Gene Valentino, Sam Hall, Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Comm. Kevin White, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese, Mort O’Sullivan, Collier Merrill, and Rhette Anderson. Blaise Adams participated over a…

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PEDA structure modified

July 1, 2009

Commissioner Gene Valentino may offer a new structure for his proposed Pensacola Economic Development Authority when he appears before the PEDC this morning. We received a copy of the new structure which calls for PEDA board…

Escambia County

Economic Development free week

June 19, 2009

Until Commissioner Gene Valentino or the Chamber releases any new or modified plans for economic development, we’re taking a break. The pro GV side wants to focus on attacking the Chamber or individuals. No one seems…

Escambia County

Valentino gets a pass

June 18, 2009

The Escambia County Commission decided tonight to not vote on Gene Valentino’s Pensacola Economic Development Authority. They apparently don’t want to embarrass Valentino and would rather let the issue be discussed by the PEDC on July…

Escambia County

Valentino/Birdwell strategy

June 16, 2009

Their strategy is clear–delay voting on economic development as long as possible in hopes of building a ground swell against the Chamber. Yes, against the Chamber, not for Commissioner Valentino’s vague proposal. It’s clear in Valentino’s…

Escambia County Politics

Commissioner Valentino’s comments

June 16, 2009

The BOCC referred the economic development to the PEDC for further discussion. Here are Commissioner Valentino’s comments on today’s meeting (the emphasis is his): I’m excited and grateful that the dialogue and engaging conversation surrounding economic…

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Valentino show

June 16, 2009

Commissioner Gene Valentino presented his “plan” to the Escambia County Commission. Jane Birdwell worked the PowerPoint presentation and coached the commissioner during the meeting. Valentino led a series of “experts” through conference calls. GV had prepared…

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The press conference that never happened

June 14, 2009

Commissioner Gene Valentino needs a “win.” His economic development “plan” has flopped. His emails regarding the bingo casino are less than flattering. And the State Attorney’s office is still looking into a possible Sunshine Law violation…

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My analysis of Valentino emails -all 235 pages

June 6, 2009

I’ve tried to break up this analysis into sections and note what emails support my comments. PUBLIC RECORD REQUESTS The public record request for GV’s emails regarding the proposed bingo casino for Perdido Key began in…