Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Play Pensacola has splashed into another great idea...

Roger Scott Swimming Pool is hosting two night swims this weekend. Both Friday and Saturday night of this week from 7:30 til 9pm there will be a special night swim.

There will be a DJ on the deck playing everyone's favorite summertime tunes so this promises to be the best place in town to be on Friday and Saturday night.

Bring some towels & a few friends and let's have some Summertime FUN!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

BP Oil Operations Deposit

July 17, 2010

RE: BP Deposit for Bayou Chico operations

To Whom it may concern:

In an effort to clarify my position for our City Manager with regard to BP’s oil operations in Bayou Chico I feel it necessary to explain my perspective on several critical issues.

As I have explained before BP’s oil operations are site specific and on- going with oil being transported into our waterways on a daily basis and oil contaminating our waterways as a result of the operations. These operations simply cannot be likened to claims for a one time incident nor are they random oil contaminations. It is not a question of “IF” there is oil in our bay but only how much as a result of BP operations.

Pensacola’s economy has suffered as have our friends to the west in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana yet they all have long standing relationships with BP and other oil companies. They have all benefited for many years as oil producing states and were aware of the risks for easy oil. We all know the days of easy oil and low risk drilling are gone and oil companies have now entered into a new & more dangerous realm of exploration and drilling. What has happened in our Gulf Waters should shake us all awake and at least refocus BP’s commitment to responsible policy and stronger relationships with the cities that have lost so much.

BP’s oil disaster knows no boundary and has found it’s way into Florida waters. We find ourselves forced to participate in a business transaction that, out of necessity, has found it’s way to our shores. Pensacola has born 100% of the risk with zero benefit. Our city can not be expected to carry the financial burden of BP’s oil operations should an accident happen. BP is the worldwide enterprise; Pensacola is the small city of 54,000. This refundable deposit is just the right thing to do…it is good business and shows BP’s commitment and their good faith to our city.

A refundable deposit for your operations in our waters and on our shores is not a great deal to ask considering the situation.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Perfect idea for Saturday with the Kids!!

Touch a Truck

Where can children put there imagination in “gear and go”? Well, at the Play Pensacola Touch-A-Truck event, kids can get a chance to be behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Come and climb on and explore some of your child’s favorite vehicles including fire engines, police cars and construction trucks. This community event will provide families the opportunity to learn about and explore these vehicles and public safety equipment. Each truck will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit in the truck, and let kids honk the horn. The first hour of the event will be a silent hour for smaller children. Admission is FREE to the public. So come join us at the Vickrey Community Center Saturday July 17, 2010 from 10am -1pm!

There will be free bottled water, donated by Coastal Body Works, and Food will be available for purchase from Famous Daves Barbeque.

I hope to see you there!!