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Grover Robinson


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…