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Pensacola

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

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…

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?…

Escambia County

Dead birds on Palafox

March 5, 2009

Dead birds are dotting the sidewalk along South Palafox Street. It’s a strange, eerie sight. None have been given parking tickets…yet.…

Politics

Be a part of history

March 5, 2009

There will one permanent marker of this City’s 450th Celebration – the DeLuna statue at the foot of Palafox. Fiesta of Five Flags/Celebrate Pensacola are selling engraved pavers – starting at $100 – that will be…

Politics

Fabre challenges park design award

March 4, 2009

As I reported earlier, County staff is recommending that the Chimes Way Park Design project be awarded to the Hilton Head Island firm Wood+Partners. On December 11, 2008, local engineer Frank Fabre protested the award in…

Politics

Oops, city pensions lost another $40M

March 4, 2009

At its committee meetings last week, City Finance Director Dick Barker told the Pensacola City Council that the city pension funds have lost about another $40M in value since Sept. 30, 2008.…