City board openings

Sunday, August 30, 2009

There are openings on several city boards and City Council is now accepting applications for nominations. If you wish to be considered for one of these boards, you must complete an application, submit it to the city clerk, and then contact a Council member to be nominated.

The city clerk's contact information is on the city web site.

Potential applicants can contact me at about nominations.

Board openings:


Bayou Boulevard resurfacing update

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I recently contacted Mr. Jim DeVries with the Florida Department of Transportation for an update on the Bayou Boulevard resurfacing project:

Councilman Johnson,
As we discussed yesterday, the FDOT opened bids on August 13th for the resurfacing of Bayou Blvd. from 12th Ave. to Firestone Blvd. The apparent low bidder was APAC Southeast Inc. The department's estimated construction time for this project is 80 days. Construction should begin in late fall.


Save the Downtown Post Office

Friday, August 14, 2009

I received the following email from Ashley with the Downtown Improvement Board. If you are concerned about the possible closure of the Downtown Post Office, please attend the town hall meeting next Tuesday, and show your support by filling out this online form.

Save the Downtown Post Office


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition casting in Pensacola

I received the following email from the television program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" which is looking for a family in the Pensacola area to participate in an upcoming episode.

Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you.

Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to Florida! “We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Casting Supervisor Morgan Fahey.

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover? "We're looking for those special people who have amazing strength of character and never give up. Whether it’s keeping their chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help others. We want to help people whose stories have really affected their community or made a big difference in other people's lives.” Fahey added: "There are a lot of people who are heroes to those around them because of the way they inspire others and quietly serve their communities on a daily basis."

The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers are looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt. “We really want to help families whose homes present major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the family's quality of life on a daily basis. We want to find deserving people who just don't have the resources, ability, or time to fix those serious issues without our help.” To be eligible, a family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to:

Nominations may be submitted by the family or by a member of their community. Each nomination must include the names and ages of every member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. Anyone submitting a nomination should be sure to explain why the nominated family is deserving, heroic, and/or a great role model for their community. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. All nominations must include a contact phone number.

The deadline for nominations is August 21, 2009. Don’t delay!

For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:


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