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Escambia County

Levin inducted into Hall of Fame

March 30, 2009

Pensacola attorney Frederic G. Levin has been inducted into the American Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. Levin was inducted in a five-member class along with Gerry Spence, Morris Dees, Bobby Lee Cook and Stanley Preiser. Induction…

Escambia County

Elebash misstates facts in viewpoint

March 29, 2009

C.C. Elebash misstates the facts in his March 28 PNJ viewpoint, “Start slow with park infrastructure “: “The CRA would now have negative cash flow if its bonds had been sold in 2007.” This is simply…

Escambia County

Elebash costs fire pension $3 million

March 29, 2009

I’m not serious, but that would be how Elebash, Fairchild and others would be spinning the losses of the City Fire Pension, if Quint Studer had been the one that voted to use Merrill Lynch, not…

Escambia County

Council meeting lasts eight hours

March 24, 2009

The Pensacola held its committee meetings from 3:15-11:00 p.m. yesterday. The city staff appears to be out to wear down, The curbside recycling presentation took 90 minutes. The SBE discussion took 90 minutes. Most, if not…

Escambia County

Thugs battle on Pensacola Beach

March 23, 2009

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…

Escambia County

Text message hoax

March 20, 2009

Several readers have told us that received text messages warning of gang violence at a Wal-Mart store: “Police are asking all women not to go to Walmart tonight. There is a gang initiation, and three women…

Escambia County

Put up the money

March 18, 2009

I love how so many of those against the Community Maritime Park now say that the Maritime Museum should be priority. To date, Quint and Rishy Studer are the single largest contributors to the Maritime Museum…

Escambia County

Judge and CMPA Board aren’t the problem

March 16, 2009

Today PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien writes: “Judge Lacey Collier may do fine in the court of law, but he lacks the patience and temperament to run an inexperienced, nonprofit group of volunteers trying to build a…

Escambia County

PNJ article another indicator of great divide

March 16, 2009

There is a great divide between local government employees and the public they serve. Sunday’s article on the city compensation in the News Journal shows how out of sync things have gotten. We’ve been chipping away…

Politics

“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…

Escambia County

Two big meetings today

March 13, 2009

This morning at the Extension offices, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is meeting to discuss the 2009-10 budget. The BOCC who failed to get Sheriff Ronnie McNesby to make any significant cuts in his…

Escambia County

Pension buying CMPA bonds may work

March 13, 2009

The idea (Read Outtakes) is gaining momentum. Pensacola City Council member Maren DeWeese has asked Dick Barker to bring to the council his recommendations for financing the City’s $40 million commitment on the Community Maritime Park.…

Escambia County

Beitsch reviews signed agreement

March 9, 2009

How does the developer agreement between the City and the Maritime Park Developers answer the concerns that City Manager Al Coby expressed to the Pensacola City Council? Should MPDP assume [all roles] it brings into question…

Escambia County

Radical idea – invest in Pensacola

March 7, 2009

INVEST PENSACOLA This is a radical idea, one that really requires people thinking “outside of the box.” Why we don’t have the city pension funds invest in the Community Maritime Park by buying the CRA bonds?…