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PYP explains its forum regarding URAC

January 22, 2013

Tonight the Pensacola Young Professionals are holding a forum at The Fish House on the October, 2012 report by the Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee (URAC). Though the forum has been promoted to the PYP membership…

Escambia County

A year later PNJ writes on pensions

April 19, 2009

In its Sunday edition, the Pensacola News Journal has a story on how pensions are breaking the city budget. On April 24, 2008, we wrote about this issue (Feed the Beast). We even led with the…

Escambia County

Buzz:Does ECUA need money from the City?

April 2, 2009

The recession has caused bids for many projects to come in much lower than expected. The New York Times (Companies Pretty Up Prices to Win Stimulus Projects) reports construction companies, hungry for work in the dismal…


“We are a broken city”

March 16, 2009

From Brian Spencer: Dear Newly Elected Council Members, Perhaps I can ask Al Coby to write a donation check to cover the cost for Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) subscription which features how to FIX broken…


Pratt keeps city pension

February 6, 2009

On her blog, Council member Megan Pratt defends her decision to enroll in the city retirement plan….simply because Pratt sees that it’s part of her compensation and she deserves to paid to be on the city…


City staff obligated to finance CMP

February 5, 2009

People and the news media are starting to question the proposal that Dick Barker, city’s finance director, quickly presented to the Pensacola City Council at its workshop meeting last week. As I understand, Barker wants to…


Oops, Lewis, we pay more property taxes than you

January 20, 2009

CJ Lewis ends his latest diatribe with: “Lastly, thank you for your interest in the City of Pensacola. As a non-resident, non-voter, and non-taxpayer we appreciate your input and will give it the weight it deserves.”…


CMPA board positions

January 15, 2009

Mayor Mike Wiggins and Council member Megan Pratt have been nominated to fill John Fogg’s seat on the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. Wiggins has told me that he doesn’t want to sit on…


Buzz: Coby no longer interim

January 13, 2009

Mayor Mike Wiggins stunned yesterday’s crowd at the city council meeting when he referred to Al Coby as the city manager. “Al agreed to stay on, not as interim city manager – we have made him…