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Environment News

Dogs on the Beach?

October 11, 2012

With every chair in the chamber filled, people began lining up along the wall. Those arriving late to the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting last night would have to listen from the lobby. The big draw?…

Escambia County News Politics

Grover’s Over Plan B (For Now)

March 9, 2012

Though he maintains that Pensacola Beach needs attention, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson has backed away from the proposed Plan B following a pair of public meetings on the subject this week. “The people don’t see…

Environment Escambia County News

The Beach’s Other Bridge

February 9, 2012

It’d been a long night down at the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting. The packed-house gallery had said their piece and board members had tossed motion after motion onto a merciless table. SRIA Vice Chairman Vernon…

BP Disaster

BP walks out of Crist’s Oil Spill Meeting

July 1, 2010

Yesterday, Gov. Crist held an Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting at the University of West Florida. According to reports I received from the meeting, BP was there in full force. BP VP of Resources…

Escambia County Politics

Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

March 4, 2010

WITH HURRICANE ROUNDABOUT ON THE HORIZON, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE A Viewpoint of the Pensacola Beach Master Plan By John F. Asmar As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, we all know that…

Escambia County

Beach Master Plan catching heat

March 2, 2010

The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten such a bad response from the general public at the last…

News

Former SRIA board member says he was micro-managed

May 18, 2009

IN interviewed Kelly Robinson to find out what really happened in 2007 when Commissioner Gene Valentino removed him for the Santa Rosa Island Authority board. The heart of the problem was the proposed changes that would…

Unpaid Pensacola Beach taxes

August 7, 2008

Tax Collector Janet Holley presented at today’s agenda workshop a summary of the outstanding property taxes from Pensacola Beach leaseholders. All Pending Beach Litigation Cases – taxes from 2004-2007 Unpaid: County $8,100,419.33 School $7,624,603.03, Water Mgmt…

Politics

Throwing Stones

May 27, 2008

The Santa Rosa Island Authority allowed developers to build huge highrise condominiums in the core commercial and entertainment area of Pensacola Beach. Now the owners are upset that the bands are playing too loud at the…