On “Pensacola Speaks,” newly-elected Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh discussed his approach to county government.
I asked him about his focus over then next few months.
New County Jail
“I’d like to see us bring the whole jail thing in for a landing and do it efficiently, economically It looks like it’s going to be a high cost item and I really want to dig into that.”
“That’s really become very complex and really has run over on the cost side. I’d like to shepherd that to completion. It’s been a 22-year effort, a lot of well intentioned folks behind that want to bring it in. I really think there’s an opportunity to bring some jobs in, that’s a very strategic location. I’ve really studied that quite a bit into the campaign.”
District 1 Drainage
In going door to door and seeing neighborhoods through District 1, we have an incredible problem with drainage in many, many areas so I really would like to bring perhaps a committee together and really let’s triage it and find solutions to some of these lingering issues. I know it’s going to be hard work but some of these residents are really suffering with the problem here. Now you compound it with Zika thing going on, we’ve really got to find a way to get the drainage issue handled.”