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Good news from the blog, Oct. 10 edition

October 10, 2015

Escambia County Hires Veterans Services Officer Written by Rick Outzen on 04 October 2015 Press release: Escambia County is pleased to announce the hiring of Marvin Merillat as its veterans services officer. This position will be…

Business

Sarasota deregulates all taxis, paves way for Uber

September 9, 2015

Yesterday, Sarasota city commissioners unanimously voted ended its months-long debate as to how to regulate Uber, and instead, voted to strip existing regulations on taxicabs. Read more. The Pensacola City Council held a workshop on Uber…

News Pensacola

Fountain cries foul

August 6, 2015

City Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain issued this evening a statement to the Pensacola News Journal accusing reporter Will Isern of printing “allegations and innuendo” after he and Fountain had arranged an interview next week to…

Pensacola

Baldwin on ESPN about Confederate flag

July 20, 2015

Two weeks ago, ESPN came to Pensacola to interview Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Jr. He was putting on a football camp at Legion Field for the Southern Youth Sports Association and other area kids.…

Pensacola

Hayward proposes $211 million budget for FY 2016.

June 23, 2015

The City of Pensacola’s fiscal year 2016 budget, totaling $211,183,000, has been uploaded to the city’s website. As we reported earlier, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has projected a 2.7 percent increase in taxable property…

Business

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

June 16, 2015

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At…

Business

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

May 29, 2015

Another city deal appears to have fallen apart, according to Pensacola Today’s Shannon Nickinson. In her article “Choices for Maritime Park coming to City Council,” which was posted this morning, Nickinson reports that Michael McShea and…

Politics

City politics: Once again much ado, little change

May 14, 2015

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the…

Business

Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

May 12, 2015

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities (“Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection”). In today’s Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of…

Business

Convention Center deja vu

March 16, 2015

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny…