Posted in Escambia County

Cutting local option gas tax will not reduce price at the pumps

In January 2014, the local option gas tax increased four cents to provide a secure funding source for mass transit in Escambia County. Prior to…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Pensacola mayor pays out $28K for gas tax appeal, settles for lower share

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward paid the Orlando-based law firm GrayRobinson $28,409.55 to handle his appeal regarding the local gas tax and eventually settled for a…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Pensacola City Council authorizes mayor to settle the Six-Cent Local Option Fuel (Gasoline) Tax appeal

The Pensacola City Council voted, 5-0, for the mayor to settle the dispute over the city’s allocation of the Local Option Gas Tax. No presentation…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Commissioners offer Pensacola officials a settlement on gas tax dispute

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners has proposed a settlement of the 15-month dispute over the allocation of the Local Option Gas Tax. The proposed…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Mayor blocks discussion of any gas tax resolution

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward does not want the Escambia Board of County Commissioners to discuss with the Pensacola City Council any possible resolution regarding local…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

City of Pensacola Gas tax appeal in limbo

The City of Pensacola’s appeal of the local option gas tax allocation has stalled. According to County Attorney Alison Rogers, the appeal is in the…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Joint meeting request missing paving discussion

Last Friday, Mayor Ashton Hayward let it be known that he would like the Pensacola City Council to schedule a joint meeting to give a…

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Mayor’s office blocks council executive from gas tax meeting

A series of emails given to Inweekly show that when Mayor’s leadership team met with county staff to resolve the issue over the distribution of…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Pensacola and Escambia reopen gas tax talks [podcast]

Escambia County Commission chairman Grover Robinson said on “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday that Escambia County staff is meeting with City of Pensacola staff to try to…

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