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Video: Hot Stove Politics in Escambia and Pensacola

On Jan. 8, I was invited to sit in with attorney Bill Rankin on his television show "Within Reason." Segment One - Ernie Lee Magaha handing out bonuses and pay raises to his employees - "The Danger of the Lame Duck" Segment Two - Gun Violence, Cycle of Poverty and Possible [...]

Hayward Assembles Downtown Team

Pensacola’s mayor has assembled an Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee in an effort to focus of the development of the city’s downtown. Beginning this month, the committee will embark on a four-month endeavor to assist Mayor Ashton Hayward in implementing the redevelopment of [...]

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

The year was 2005. Pensacola had finished a series of town hall meetings on a proposed community maritime park. Charlie Fairchild, C.C. Elebash and Marty Donovan were working behind the scenes to defeat the project. I actually interviewed Fairchild in July 2005 about the project ("Save Our City," [...]

CRA has population and real estate issues

CRA has population and real estate issues

The 2010 plan for the CRA that will be represented to the Pensacola City Council has an assessment of the population and real estate trends for downtown Pensacola and the CRA district. The population of the CRA decreased by 413 people between 1990 and 2000, an 11% decline. Since 2000, there are [...]

CRA 2010 plan has merit

CRA 2010 plan has merit

Becky Bray, Pensacola CRA administrator, her boss, Thaddeus Cohen and their consultant, Looney, Ricks & Kiss, should be commended for the 2010 plan for the CRA. The plan will be presented to the Pensacola City Council on Thursday, Jan. 14. This is the first comprehensive update of the Urban Core [...]

Downtown Residential strategy meeting

CRA and Downtown Residential Market Potential - Updated Report Presentation At its regular meeting on Monday, October 20, 2008, the Community Redevelopment Agency will have a presentation on the update to the CRA and Downtown Residential Market Potential Study. The meeting will take place [...]

Who do CMP delays hurt

Who do CMP delays hurt

Today's article on the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park in the daily newspaper ( Park backers: Plan still delivers) has me wondering why the proposed change in plans that eliminates the DeVilliers Street extension and moves the project a little more to the east such a big deal to certain [...]

Bailey resigns as CRA director

Bailey resigns as CRA director

Effective August 3, David Bailey will no longer be Pensacola's CRA director. He will be re-entering private practice (architect) with Spencer Maxwell Bullock. Read: Bye Bye Bailey