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Pensions are a problem

BTW: The PNJ editorial board thinks "It's fiscal insanity to play the city pension plan game" We've been writing on that, too. It was one of the issues of the past city council elections. One of the more famous missteps of the campaign season was then-Councilman Mike DeSorbo telling an audience [...]

A year later PNJ writes on pensions

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 example of Police Chief John Mathis - just as Jamie Page does: When he retires sometime before June [...]

Sacred Heart to start Internal medicine residency

Sacred Heart announced today that it will start a three-year residency program for internal medicine thanks to an Innovate Workforce grant from Florida's Great Northwest - $200K - and $1M of state funding. Sacred Heart will match the grant with $312K of its own funds. The program will start July [...]

CMP developer agreement finished

The final master developer agreement as been negotiated and agreed to by all parties. It and a cover memo from City Manager Al Coby are posted on City website. CMPA Board will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m. to discuss.

Pensacola got punked at tea party

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Pensacola Tea Party

Pensacola Tea Party

About 500 Tea Party protesters lined up in front of University Mall on Davis Highway, one of the busiest streets in Pensacola. Pensacola is a conservative stronghold lying in the Bible Belt and a home to a major military base -- Pensacola Naval Air Station. President Barack Obama earned only 39.8 [...]

Council approves general fund budget…in concept

Yes, the Pensacola City Council approved the General Fund budget, even though they all know that the property tax revenue will not be the same as last year. Unlike other cities around the state, the City of Pensacola has avoided any layoffs. The 19 positions deleted are ones that simply won't be [...]

2009-2010 City Budget

City staff has projected that property tax revenue will stay the same as 2008-2009. Franchise fees and utility taxes will increase $269,200 to cover the estimated $372K lost in state and other revenues. Total revenue is projected to be $48,104,900 - a .002 drop. Expenses will be cut 2 percent - [...]

City to hold another marathon workshop

The Pensacola City Council is meeting in less than to two hours to hear presentations on the 2009-2010 budget. The meeting is scheduled to run from 1:30 to 8 p.m. and will be capped off by a vote to approve the budget. through 6 1/2 hours of presentations? The pressure will be on the council [...]

Pensacola and Escambia get stimulus check

The City of Pensacola is getting $606,500 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, funded by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Escambia County will get $2,361,900. These grants are part of the $168 million given to the state of Florida to help local [...]

Pensacola makes USA Today as destination bargain

USA Today is featuring Pensacola and Pensacola Beach - Bargains, beaches and Blue Angels beckon in Pensacola. The Global Grill, Peg Leg Pete's Oyster Bar, The Oar House and The Fish House get special attention. Great article. Kudos to the Pensacola Chamber, EW Bullock & Associates and am sure [...]

Rare find at Downtown Library

In September 2008, a hand-bound booklet, very old in nature, of 96 pages was discovered in the Downtown Library garage in a Donations box placed out by the Book Sale Committee.The item was included with several pieces of old sheet music in a brown paper bag. Judi Patrick identified the item as a [...]

Round 2: Economic Development Polka

Two weeks ago, Mort O'Sullivan and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce delivered to the Escambia County Commission and the Pensacola City Council their proposal for revamping economic development. Tomorrow the Board of County Commissioners tackles economic development with their own [...]

Who is speaking the most at council meetings

Jaime Page's column today writes about the marathon committee meetings. Diane Mack had a friend analyze how did the speaking during the nearly eight-hour meeting (7:15 according to Page) on March 23. Staff spent 2:37 making presentations - curbside recycling ate 53 minutes and passed [...]

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