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Grover Robinson

Escambia County

Podcast: Robinson on ‘Leave No Trace Behind’

May 26, 2016

Commissioner Grover Robinson says the “Leave Trace Behind” ordinance that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners passed last year was created as a turtle protection ordinance, not for clean up after events on Pensacola Beach. “Somehow…


NAIOP argues for Superfund site for new jail

December 14, 2015

The Northwest Florida Chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development association, sent a strongly worded “white paper” to city and county officials stating the Escambia County Commission would “squander tens of millions of tax dollars”…


Florida Manufacturing Month

October 29, 2015

Press release: In honor of National Manufacturing Month, Florida West and Ascend Performance Materials hosted a VIP breakfast to honor this industry within our local economy. The special breakfast and tour as part of an effort…

Escambia County

Podcast: Grover Robinson on new jail site

October 22, 2015

Last week, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners was presented a report on the three possible sites on which to build a new county jail and booking facility – see 9166_Esc Jail-SiteEvaluation_101515. The three sites are:…

Escambia County

Grover fights for funds in Tallahassee

March 26, 2015

County commissioners from various parts of the state urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve a proposal that could end a long-running battle about how to split juvenile-detention costs. Commissioners told the House Appropriations Committee they are looking…


State and counties still battle over juvenile justice costs

March 19, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) owes Florida county governments about $170 million from overcharging them for the costs. Escambia County is owed $6.6 million, Santa Rosa County $962,000. Commissioner Grover Robinson and…


Robinson seeks resolution on DJJ costs

March 2, 2015

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice owes Escambia County $6.6 million because it overcharged the county for juvenile detention costs. As FAC president, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson has been working to get some resolution on…