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Important points about Tallahassee City Council

Important points about Tallahassee City Council

Tallahassee only has five council members, if you include the mayor. Pensacola has ten, including the mayor. The Tallahassee city council members are at-large, meaning the entire city votes on the positions. The at-large districts haven't hurt minority participation in government. Both the [...]

What was the charter commission charged to do?

Charles Fairchild has a new pet phrase to fight the charter: "Review, not redo." The insinuation is that the Charter Review Commission overstepped its charge from the city council. Others have already started to pick up on the same misstatement. From the City's 2008-2009 Budget: "The Charter [...]

Caton video

Here is the video of former City Attorney Don Caton addressing the Pensacola City Council on the charter proposal during open forum. ... The Tallahassee charter review that Caton mentions took place in 1996---13 years ago. Caton doesn't mention that they actually adopted a hybrid form of [...]

What is in the proposed charter? Article III

I will try to breakdown the various parts of the proposed charter. Article III – Elected Positions Sec. 3.01 Form of Government * Separates the Mayor from the City Council, reducing the size of the council to nine members---seven single-member districts, two at-large seats. This allows the [...]

PAC man wisdom

This quote is from another Viewpoint by Charlie Fairchild: "City Hall usually undertakes studies to provide the verification and justification of some heavily biased, expensive and usually unrealistic staff proposal. Generally taxpayers see through this charade, voice objections and the plan [...]

Once upon a time…

There was a time that Charlie Fairchild, the new head of the PAC against the proposed charter, regularly attacked city government....He labeled it "City Hall" so as to include city staff and the city council. He is quite a prolific letter and viewpoint writer to the daily newspaper. Here are some [...]

Caton upset with blog

A friend called last night to let me know that Don Caton wasn't too happy with me and this blog for publishing his pension benefits. Caton served as city attorney for 34 years and 3 years as an assistant city attorney. His pension is a public record. We actually first published it on our April 2008 [...]

“I would run.”

I've done an informal poll of teenagers and their parents to find out how the teens would react if they were somewhere they weren't suppose to be, doing something that they shouldn't and law enforcement drove up. "I would run" was the most common reply. Why? "Because if the cops catch me, I'm [...]

Protest today

By Sean Boone It started as a few dozen young adults outraged over the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen. But by the end of the informal meeting held at The End of The Line Cafe on Wednesday evening, an organized group had emerged--ready to speak out against what many believe was an act of [...]

More on Steen death

Report by IN reporter Sean Boone The incident last Saturday morning that led to the death of 17-year-old Victor Steen has undoubtedly been the talk of Pensacola--and with good reason. The manner in which Pensacola Policeman Jerald Ard attempted to subdue the young black male on his bicycle [...]

Buzz: City retirees form PAC against Charter

We are hearing that John Fleming -former City Attorney, Robert Payne-former asst. City Manager, and Don Caton-another former City Attorney- are forming a political action committee to fight the proposed city charter. Caton gets annual retirement checks of $73,824 from the city pension fund; Fleming [...]

Taser victim had myspace accounts

Taser victim had myspace accounts

Victor Steen, who killed last Saturday after he was allegedly tasered by Pensacola Officer Jerrald Ard and then run over by Ard's patrol car, had two Myspace accounts: F.M.P 4 me and mines and another whose name violates the rules of this site and is closed to the public.

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