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Shrinking Pensacola could be a problem (updated)

November 9, 2009

Using the US Census Quick Facts, I looked at similar sized Florida cities what has been happening to their populations from 2000-2006 Pensacola, 2000: 56,255…2006: 53,248 DOWN Sarasota, 2000: 52,715…2006: 52,942 UP Bradenton, 2000: 49,506…2006: 53,662…

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Analysis of City Manager/City Council system

November 8, 2009

I want this post and comment thread to be on the current Pensacola government, not the proposed charter, not strong mayor. No personal attacks or conspiracy plots. ——————– Pensacola has a unitarian form of government, meaning…

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Televised Charter Debate tonight -Update

November 4, 2009

Bob Kerrigan is hosting a two-hour debate on his WUWF TV show – Channel 4 – from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening. Former Mayor Jerry Maygarden and current Mayor Mike Wiggins will speak against the…

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Fairchild – biggest supporter of No Boss Mayor

November 3, 2009

The No Boss Mayor PAC has released a draft of its campaign finance report for October. Charlie Fairchild has loaned the PAC $3,000 of the $5,750 cash the campaign has collected. Read NBM OCT. The money…

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Even more pension stats

October 30, 2009

The City of Pensacola has 2008 estimated population of 53,820. The two Florida cities that are closest in populations are Bradenton (53,513) and Margate (54,086). Bradenton has a blended system. General employees are in the Florida…

Escambia County Politics

Pension plan train wreck

October 30, 2009

One of the biggest examples of the financial risks in having an administrative branch of city government that isn’t directly answerable to the public is the city pension/retirement system. The staff – with the approval of…

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Anti-charter tones down Fear & Smear campaign

October 30, 2009

The No Boss Mayor group has reduced its message down from six to four points and toned down the language. They have combined these two points from the Oct. 16 notice:”1)Accountability for day to day administration…

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Update on NMTC numbers

October 29, 2009

The New Market Tax Credit numbers are better than Ed Gray reported in August, based on the latest info that I’ve received: Sources: Gross Proceeds from Bonds: $44,922,968………………………….Not the $48M that Donovan claims – will he…

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Two ironies

October 29, 2009

1. The anti-charter people tell us we should leave government to the city staff. The anti-park people tell us we can’t trust the financing plan submitted by staff. Many of the same people are in the…

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Last day to register to vote on charter

October 26, 2009

To register to vote in the City referendum on the proposed Pensacola charter: Visit escambiavotes.com and complete the online application. Be sure to include a valid Florida driver’s license number, a valid Florida ID number or…

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BTW: Al Coby does his job out of the Sunshine

October 23, 2009

Yesterday, Pensacola City Manager Al Coby did his job as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city without a reporter sitting in his office. He met with department heads, staff and the public without posting…