Pensacola Beach resident files ethics complaint

Pensacola Beach resident Charlie Rotenberry is filing an ethics complaint today with the state Commission on Ethics against the Santa Rosa Island Authority board and its Chairman Dave Pavlock.

Rotenberry is citing that the board members, with the exception of Thomas Campanella, violated the Florida Sunshine Law during the Feb. 8 board meeting.

He claims that board members . . . → Read More: Pensacola Beach resident files ethics complaint

Pensacola News Journal: Santa Rosa dismantles TEAM

After a five-year fight, TEAM Santa Rosa, an organization working without a contract, operating outside of the sunshine and allotting members grants, is being dismantled and a new entity will be formed to take its place — evidence of how citizen activism works.

BY LOUIS COOPER
Pensacola News Journal

The group charged with designing an organization to replace TEAM . . . → Read More: Pensacola News Journal: Santa Rosa dismantles TEAM

Pensacola News Journal: Scott opening up — a bit

EDITORIAL

It’s good to see Gov. Rick Scott getting out more and dropping what seemed to be an antagonistic attitude toward the state’s media. His recent visit to the News Journal Editorial Board is one of a string of such recent visits, and he offered to return in the future.

Scott was not a politician before running for . . . → Read More: Pensacola News Journal: Scott opening up — a bit

Pensacola News Journal: Scott’s veto pen needed

EDITORIAL

What the public sees under Florida’s Sunshine Law isn’t always pretty — but it can be critically important. Gov. Rick Scott should veto legislation restricting public access to photographs, video and audio recordings of deaths captured by police or other official recordings.

No, that’s not an argument to routinely display them on television or the Internet or . . . → Read More: Pensacola News Journal: Scott’s veto pen needed

Pensacola News Journal: Pensacola aims to increase access to public records

BY JAMIE PAGE

The Pensacola City Council today will discuss proposed changes to make it easier for citizens to get public records and to make their views heard.

City Council President Maren DeWeese said the policy changes are designed “to create a more transparent city government and give citizens greater access to public information.”

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Gannett Co. to unveil corporate branding campaign

BY DAVID LIEBERMAN

Gannett will unveil on Monday its first corporate branding campaign, which includes a new logo.

The goal is to communicate that the company — long identified as the nation’s largest newspaper publisher and a major owner of TV stations — has evolved into a forward-looking digital . . . → Read More: Gannett Co. to unveil corporate branding campaign