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Posts Tagged ‘Pensacola’

More PEDC notes

The meeting was heavily attended. All PEDC members were present: Gene Valentino, Sam Hall, Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Comm. Kevin White, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese, Mort O'Sullivan, Collier Merrill, and Rhette Anderson. Blaise Adams participated over a speaker phone. The meeting was held in [...]

Maren DeWeese releases goals

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese has released her goals for the upcoming City Council workshop: Establish an Education Funding Committee to evaluate scholarships through Pensacola Promise that will be used as an economic development tool. Improve Quality of Life through neighborhood partnerships [...]

Buzz: City employees may form union

Buzz: City employees may form union

We have heard the Pensacola city employees are considering forming a union. Attorney Roy Kinsey has reportedly been approached to be their attorney.

Sen. Nelson is coming

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will hold a press conference today at 3 p.m. at Plaza de Luna at the end of Palafox. He is holding a series of press conferences along Northwest Florida to lambast a plan that would open up the Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling.

Charter commission sets public hearing

This is a big week for local government. On Tuesday, June 16, at 9 a.m., the Escambia County Commission will discuss economic development at its Committee of the Whole. The hockey lease and a funding request for Gulf Coast Aerospace Defense (which was tabled on May 14) are also on the agenda. [...]

Pensacola starts curbside recycling June 15

Pensacola starts curbside recycling June 15

The City's new curbside recycling program begins next week. Garbage and recyclables will be collected on a once-a-week schedule beginning June 15th. These collections are made on separate days so customers should refer to the label on the lid of their recycling cart to determine their new [...]

DIB takes away more free parking

DIB takes away more free parking

For years, the parking area at the corner of Intendencia and Baylen streets has been free. In fact, it was the last free public parking area within a block of Palafox Street. It now has been posted as a two-hour parking zone. More tickets, more money for DIB.

MPDP Davison responds to criticism

Scott Davison, the vice president of development for Maritime Park Development Partners, has sent at letter to the CMPA. Davison writes that he did have discussion with City Council members regarding the need for a meeting between all stakeholders in the project to discuss the flexibility of [...]

Pensacola property values drop less than expected

Many people worried that the property values inside the Pensacola city limits would drop 5 to 8 percent. The preliminary valuation report from County Property Appraiser Chris Jones show only a little over 2.6 percent decrease---$84.6 million. The impact on the budget is about $382,000.

Solutia completes sale of Pensacola plant

Solutia Inc. completed yesterday the $50 million sale of its nylon business to an affiliate of SK Capital Partners II, a New York-based private equity firm focused on the chemical, material and health-care sectors. SK Capital paid cash. Read St. Louis Business Journal article.

Buzz: Around town

Conversations heard about town. Consolidation: People are wondering where are the top community leaders. Why aren't any of them on the Consolidation Commission? The Constitutional officers are appointing their top people, but the rest appear to be the "B" team. Charter: ECUA board member Lois [...]

San Antonio papers pick up airport hotel lease audit

News of the audit report on the Airport Hotel Lease has reached San Antonio and the new bosses of former Pensacola Airport director Frank Miller. Miller now heads the San Antonio International Airport. The San Antonio Express-News gave San Antonio Assistant City Manager Penny Postoak-Ferguson a [...]

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