Friday, February 19, 2010

Letter to NWFL Legislative Delegation

Thank you for your email Senator Gaetz.

I will not be able to attend the Escambia County Legislative Delegation meeting as I am a City of Pensacola Councilwoman and we have our committee meetings on Monday afternoon and evening.

I would like to restate my concerns about the plan that the ECCSC has presented to you. The process was rushed and the analysis of issues within the recommendation of "complete consolidation" is incomplete and almost nonexistent. The practical application of this plan is flawed at best and needed more time to be fully developed.

The plan as proposed is a bad financial deal for the citizens of the City of Pensacola, whom I represent, and I cannot, in good faith, support this plan as it deteriorates our infrastructure and does not improve our economic position.

Please do not file the plan as a bill in the upcoming legislative session.

Respectfully,

Maren DeWeese
City of Pensacola Councilwoman
District 3

Monday, February 15, 2010

Strong Mayor's Total compensation

I have received the total value of compensation for the new Mayor from our Finance Director.

Salary 100,000
medicare tax 1,500
SS 6,200
Health group/family 9,000
FRS 18,800

total 135,500