Posts Tagged ‘Grover Robinson’
The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners last night voted unanimously to no longer fly the Confederate flag in its five-flag displays and to replace it with the state flag of Florida. The county's current resolution regulating flag protocol called for the county to fly whatever flags [...]
Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, president of the Florida Association of Counties, talks about the proposed solution with the state on juvenile detention costs.
Yesterday, the UWF Board of Trustees extend Dr. Judy Bense's contract as president of the university. She will be on the show at 5:05 pm to talk about her future with the UWF. At 5:20 p.m., Alberto Balido with Anfield Consulting will talk about the bills on the House and Senate regarding the way [...]
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 for a "50-50 split" on the disputed costs. [...]
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 the Florida Association of Counties have been [...]
The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted, 3-2, to allow the five historical flags approved by the Pensacola City Council to be flown over all county buildings. Commission Grover Robinson, who sponsored the resolution, was joined by Wilson Robertson, who made the motion in 2000 to fly [...]
We had Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson on Pensacola Speaks earlier this week. He talked about the 2015 Florida Legislative Session and the flag controversy. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.
The Pensacola branch of the NAACP has sent a letter to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners titled: "Economic Development Committee Flag Response and Proposed Compromise Solution." While citing how divisive the Confederate flag is in the community, it appears that George Hawthorne, [...]
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 the issue. He mailed this letter to State Senator [...]
On Pensacola Speaks today, we will have Commissioner Grover Robinson talk about the legislative agenda of the Florida Association of Counties. Robinson is the FAC president. He will be on the show @ 5:40. In the first half-hour, we will have Stephanie Coontz, the Director of Research and [...]
Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]
After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board's agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon. The law would have banned people from drinking and [...]
Commissioner Grover Robinson has asked the county staff to draft a resolution that would allow five flags, including a Confederate flag, to be flown at the Pensacola Bay Center and any other county building designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Here is the proposed resolution for [...]
A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]