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Robinson seeks resolution on DJJ costs

Robinson seeks resolution on DJJ costs

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 [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Grover Robinson and Stephanie Coontz

Pensacola Speaks: Grover Robinson and Stephanie Coontz

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 law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

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 [...]

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

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 [...]

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

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 [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

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 [...]

Mayor ducks PYP forum

Mayor ducks PYP forum

The Pensacola Young Professionals, in partnership with Seville Rotary and the Greater Pensacola Chamber, will host a candidate forum for the upcoming City Council, County Commission, and Mayor of Pensacola elections on Tuesday, August 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter, 130 [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Readers have pointed out other emergency purchase orders associated with the April 29 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center. The purchases orders total $13,394,556. This time last year Commissioners Gene Valentino, Grover Robinson and Wilson Robertson said that they [...]

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

The Escambia County Commission will discuss today a settlement with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice that will split the shared detention costs. The Department of Juvenile Justice issued a letter dated November 27, 2013 on the reconciliation of shared detention costs for FY 2012-2013 [...]

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

We have a full line-up for IN Your Head Radio today. We have at 11:05 Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board member & host of OpinionJournal on @WSJLive. We will discuss economics of the minimum wage and the government’s renewed attempt to regulate the internet. She will followed at [...]

Grover Robinson: Letter to the Editor on 4-H property

Grover Robinson: Letter to the Editor on 4-H property

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Letter to the Editor I was at a funeral earlier this week and the speaker made a comment about this area that is so true. He said, “in Northwest Florida we would rather fight over pennies than work together for dollars.” This is a very true [...]

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