After a two-hour roundtable with scientists who argued COVID-19 restrictions hurt society and openness doesn’t increase health risks significantly, Governor Ron DeSantis said he would soon ease restrictions on bars and restaurants.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is one of the first agencies in the country to implement a new 9-1-1 pilot program allowing citizens to send video, photographs, and recordings directly to dispatchers.
Two such projects, Project Venus and Project Gator are set to become active in the near future.With that, the airport is constructing additional parking aprons for aircraft that will further those efforts.The focus will be on project gator which is a repair, maintenance and overhaul facility.
With reduced passenger loads airports are losing money however according to data presented at the monthly Northwest Florida Beaches Airport Board meeting passenger traffic was only down by one percent here for the year and about 22 % less than the same month last year
The Panama City Beach City Council will be considering changes to the existing ordinance. Originally it called for a small fine after a warning was issued. Now there will be *no warning and a 500 dollar civil fine for the first offense violating the beach flag laws.
The council approved a contract for the purchase of 60 body cams for the Panama City Beach Police Department. The 268-thousand dollar purchase includes the cameras, training and technical support for a five year period.
The Panama City Beach City Council approved the new budget, set at 145 million dollars. Ninety-four percent of the increase is going to capital improvement projects which includes the Front Beach CRA projects, water and wastewater system improvements and to completing Bay Parkway.
The man who wrote and passed the constitutional amendment giving felons the right to vote asked the Governor and Clemency Board for a full pardon from a 18 -year-old cocaine conviction Wednesday, but he will have to wait a little longer.
Bay County may borrow an additional $50 million for Hurricane Michael recovery, pending county commission approval at its next meeting. The county has borrowed $250 million for Hurricane Michael recovery. To date it has repaid $150 million of that money.
It is called the Humble House in honor a couple that was instrumental in the recovery ministry at their church. The focus is to provide a long term recovery program based on the word of God and free of charge to those without the ability to pay. The faith based program is meant to restore the lives of the women in recovery and then mend the relationships with their families.