Tag Archives: Florida

Enhancing Pensacola’s Renaissance

The economic future of our entire area largely depends on Pensacola’s renaissance. Surrounding communities will not reach their full potential unless the City thrives. Downtown Pensacola is the area’s legal, financial and cultural center, and the Seville Historic District is … Continue reading

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Fading Relevancy

As the City of Pensacola begins to thrive under new leadership from the Mayor and some visionary council members, some political push-back from the old guard is inevitable.  The older generation of long ago political leaders is not always keen about the reality … Continue reading

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New Port Project

It is premature to celebrate the new Offshore Inland Marine project at the Port of Pensacola. Something good is always about to happen at the Port but rarely does. The City has to wait at least three years to find … Continue reading

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Florida Legislators Face Questioning

On Friday (December 13) the Florida Supreme Court ruled that legislators and their staffs will have to respond under oath to questions about their redistricting maps. Prior to the redistricting legislation, the Republican controlled legislature conducted a “listening tour” ostensibly … Continue reading

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Supervisor of Elections Burglary

DATE: June 10, 2013, early hours of the morning (02:19) LOCATION: South End Service Center,  5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Santa Rosa County,                            Florida ITEMS STOLEN: Two safes … Continue reading

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What Part of “Hell No” does the Florida Legislature NOT Understand?

We have been there before. At great cost, many of us funded “No Casinos” and defeated a proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow casinos. When the legislature engages in these state wide listening tours it is for one reason only: creating … Continue reading

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Wahoos Baseball Successful, But…

Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball is successful — but… Fact Sheet • The baseball stadium is the only major component remaining from the Community Maritime Park’s original plan. It was expanded from the original design. • In actuality, the CMP became … Continue reading

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Mandated Displays of Patriotic Zeal

We are at our minor league hockey game. An unidentified voice begins booming instructions over the loudspeaker: stand up and face the south end of the arena. When everybody complies we see four guys marching out with a couple of … Continue reading

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CMP – Background & Current Status 2013

The following is a summary of the attached nine page paper entitled CMP Background and Current Status 2013 researched and written by Professor Clarence C. Elebash. Summary The original Community Maritime Park (CMP) plan had merit. Many good people put much time … Continue reading

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“Buying local” is Dumb Policy

Pensacola bidders in the Airport concession contract dispute have invoked the “buy local” philosophy. It is bad news for City taxpayers and local businesses if City Council favors local bidders. Prices tend to be higher in communities that give preference … Continue reading

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