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Top 10 Posts

  1. Sorry, Todd – You are a monkey’s uncle
  2. Weekend Escape – Edie Brickell
  3. Hopkins wants City to Sale Trillium
  4. County dumps on City again
  5. PNJ has shrunk
  6. Stidham stalls
  7. Can you pass Eighth Grade math?
  8. Rick’s Analysis of Pensacola City races
  9. Stop the madness! Testing Pre-K
  10. Inside Emerald Coastkeeper Fundraiser

viewfinderGeorge Touart, Escambia County administrator, has positioned the City of Pensacola into a corner on the ECAT budget (City may cut ECAT funding), and the PNJ helped him with this article. Once again the PNJ forgets to mention the Escambia Budget has a $31 million increase in property tax revenue.

Councilman Jack Nobles is correct. Taxpayers in Pensacola are paying twice – both with their City and County tax dollars. The City Commuters are county residents – which means 100% of the riders live in Escambia County

The trick to Escambia County politics is reading in between the lines. Of course, Touart accepted the ECAT funding recommendation – it only has him paying 68% of the ECAT budget.