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SRIA gives five reasons to love Pensacola Beach this fall

September 15, 2016

When the summer season comes to an end on Pensacola Beach, the activities, adventures and excitement keep going. Pensacola Beach is home to award-winning sugar-white beaches, delectable coastal cuisine and an event calendar brimming with festivals,…

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?…

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

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…


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…


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…


What ever happened to condo-hotels?

January 21, 2008

Last spring, Pensacola Beach, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Escambia county commission debated and studied for weeks whether to allow the new lodging hybrid – the condo-hotel – on Pensacola Beach. One SRIA lost…