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Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

. by IN reporter Sean Boone More than 125 people turned out on March 5 for a public meeting regarding the Santa Rosa Island Authority’s plan for $46 million in improvements for Pensacola Beach. Roughly two-dozen people, both for and against, spoke to the SRIA board about the plan, [...]

Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

WITH HURRICANE ROUNDABOUT ON THE HORIZON, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE A Viewpoint of the Pensacola Beach Master Plan By John F. Asmar As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, we all know that hurricane season begins on June 1st. However, for residents of Escambia County, hurricane season is [...]

Beach Master Plan catching heat

Beach Master Plan catching heat

The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten such a bad response from the general public at the last two meetings, that the chair Tammy Bohannon has called a special meeting for Friday, March 5 at 2 p.m. to allow for [...]

Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

CONTRACT HIT Sunday, July 12 Shortly after 7 p.m., a warrant for Wayne Coldiron is issued charging him with murder. Investigator James O’Hara, along with several other investigators and patrol units, go to 210 Yokum Court in Brent area to pick up Coldiron. The units secure the perimeter. [...]

Thugs battle on Pensacola Beach

We are hearing more complaints about thugs taking over Pensacola Beach - Casino Beach and the Boardwalk areas. WEAR TV reports there was a fight involving a pistol at Casino Beach over the weekend. Here's the script of the newscast: Escambia County Deputies say a man charged with assault [...]

Bigger ECSO presence on the beach

Sheriff-elect David Morgan plans to reactivate the law enforcement reserve program. These volunteers will be used to give the ECSO a stronger presence on Pensacola Beach and other parts of Escambia County. "I don't know why the prior administration let this program lapse," says Morgan. "These [...]

Beach waters make N.O. paper

The Times-Picayune writes on the drowning dangers in the Gulf (Dangers lurk in gulf waters). Unfortunately reporter doesn't know Bob West doesn't patrol Perdido.

Don’t spend the beach tax dollars yet

The $9 million-plus that Escambia County is reportedly owed by Portofino Towers condo owners is just that owed ... and unpaid. It may take a while to collect because some of those owners are going to have trouble coming up with $30,000 to $40,000. So the county commission shouldn't rush to reduce [...]

WEAR TV 3 picks up beach tax story, too

This is from the news telecast last night: Court Denies Appeal - Condo Owners To Pay Taxes A court ruling announced today... Will mean another 19 million dollars for Escambia County coffers. The bottom line of the decision.... condo owners at the Portofino Towers on Pensacola Beach [...]

Special favors for Ice Vending?

From a concerned Pensacola Beach resident: Notice the appearance of the Beach causeway entrance has been enhanced with the relocation of an ice machine owned by a member of the downtown crowd. Points of interest. - The quantity of ice sold on the Beach is finite therefore adding one more [...]

IN Your Head Radio 6.13

We will talk to Dahlia Hashad, Domestic Human Rights Program Director for Amnesty International. Yesterday,  the Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners being held at Guantánamo Bay have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts.  Amnesty International had provided an amicus [...]

Double toll to beach

The SRIA is considering doubling the toll to Pensacola Beach - to $2. The additional buck will go to pay for a parking garage. The parking is needed. However, I'm not sure there should be any toll to the beach. We have no clear strategy or vision for Pensacola Beach. We market it as a family [...]

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