Past due utility bills could leave others on the hook for payment

What started out as a simple housekeeping measure – ratification to write off some residential and commercial overdue utility bills by Gulf Breeze City Council – became an item worth pursuing with the aid of a collection agency before discussion was over at the Feb. 14 executive committee meeting of the group. Assistant City Manager Vernon Prather said fees of […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 22 Santa Rosa County Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Special – Rezoning 6 p.m., 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, Feb. 23 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Monday, Feb. 26 Santa Rosa County Democratic Women’s Club 6:30 p.m., 7810 Navarre Parkway, Navarre Wednesday, Feb. 28 […]



1 Year ago this week – 2017 Three local fire departments begin discussions about the possibility of consolidation. Midway Fire, Navarre Beach Fire, and Holley-Navarre Fire all scheduled discussions and votes about the idea of meeting for talks in how consolidation might work. 5 Years ago this week – 2013 A wildfire claimed 14 acres of land on Saturday in […]

Funding stormwater projects is a challenge

Council Members Cherry Fitch and Tom Naile listen to a presentation by City Manager Samantha Abell at the Saturday Stormwater Workshop. Glenda Caudle | Gulf Breeze NewsIdentifying the problems areas and envisioning the fixes necessary to make a variety of Gulf Breeze neighborhoods livable and free of flood-fear are goals the City Council has undertaken several times. The potential sticking […]

Dealing with stormwater is a continuing project

Managing the $3.6 million stormwater drainage system of Gulf Breeze will require a new approach, as the system will likely grow to a $10 million system in the five years since the citizen-led stormwater task force identified projects after the 2014 flood. So says Gulf Breeze City Manager Samantha Abell. More than $2.6 million has already been spent on stormwater […]

What is next?

Taking debt service costs related to stormwater issues and spreading them across the population of Gulf Breeze might be a tough sell for City Council members when it comes to explaining their actions. City Manager Samantha Abell made that point for Gulf Breeze’s flood-prone homeowners and its elected officials who attended the Saturday morning stormwater workshop. Borrowing is a common […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 15 Santa Rosa County Workshop with School Board 1:30 p.m., 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, Feb. 16 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Saturday, Feb. 17 City of Gulf Breeze City Council Workshop 9 a.m., 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Monday, Feb. 19 Santa Rosa County Commissioner Committee 9 a.m., 6495 Caroline […]


February 15

1 Year ago this week – 2017 Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Gregory S. Brown sued the City of Gulf Breeze. The city and Santa Rosa County were going head-to-head over the city’s alleged lack of compliance with a public records request initiated by the county’s property appraiser in July of 2016. The request made by Brown’s office includes documents […]

Autism Pensacola training first responders

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 individuals will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States. It is estimated that individuals with ASD will have seven times as many encounters with law enforcement during their lifetimes than the general population (Curry, Posluszny, & Kraska, 1993). Autism Pensacola believes in the […]

SSRUS OKs $17.6M expansion of Tiger Point wastewater facility

Area residents who rely on wastewater treatment services saw an expansion of the local Waste Water Treatment Facility at Tiger Point move a step closer to reality at the Feb. 12 meeting of the South Santa Rosa Utilities System at Gulf Breeze City Hall. Members voted unanimously to accept WWTF Expansion Project Option Two, which has a proposed budget of […]

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