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Johnson Predicts ‘Tough’ Budget Season

The Pensacola City Council offered a glimpse last night of what upcoming budget workshops might look like. Council members signaled to Mayor Ashton Hayward that…

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More Sausage

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners again  discussed possible solutions during this morning’s commission workshop. “Nobody wants us to cut…

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What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

The year was 2005. Pensacola had finished a series of town hall meetings on a proposed community maritime park. Charlie Fairchild, C.C. Elebash and Marty…

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Miller wants BP to escrow funds

Congressman Jeff Miller is worried about the impact of cleaning up the BP oil spill will have on local governments that are already operating under…

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Disbursements to MPDP

The Community Maritime Park Associates has disbursed to the master developer, Maritime Park Development Partners, $303,273.10 of their development fee (budget $1,386,077). The checks cover…

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More FCAT analysis

The FCAT statistics indicate that the test scores vary from class to class as the students move through the Escambia County Public School District. Teachers…

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Can Pensacola reduce reserves to avoid tax increase?

City Finance Director Richard Barker has argued that it’s the best practice of the Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) to have no less than two…

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Improving use of minority vendors

The Pensacola City Council’s Finance Commitee will discuss today the recommendations made by the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Ad Hoc Committee on MGT of America…

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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…

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