Lame duck commission channels Oprah: "You get a dedicated funding source! And you get a dedicated funding source! And everyone gets a raise!"
The library system may get a dedicated funding source — one that taxes city and county residents equally — but it will leave city control as a result.
Commissioner Gene Valentino made the motion to hire Touart, so we can assume he's forgiven the whole "you tried to bribe me then ran against me" thing.
The county is threatening (again) to cut funding to the library system, this time because of a perceived inequity between city and county branches. Is it "extortion"?
The Civic Center may have 99 problems, but the name wasn't one. Here's why the "Bay" addition is about a decade too late.
If county commissioners think the library's $3.7 million is a big shortfall, just wait till they lose $35 million a year in LOST funds.
The WFPL trustees want county commissioners to pass a 0.35-mill tax on unincorporated properties to make up the $3.7M in pulled funding.
County Administrator Randy Oliver has notified the City of Pensacola that it may withdraw its funding of the library system.
Gingrich won the Panhandle but lost the state; EDATE gets ten more years; and the Midway Fire District funding increase was approved.
Santa Rosa Island Authority board members decided to hold off on a $25 million recommendation until a Feb. 8 meeting.