Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. The Escambia County website, MyEscambia.com, has implemented an alert specifically for businesses and residents interested in updates regarding Purchasing, a division of Budget and Management Services.
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) and Escambia County partnered with Nelson\Nygaard Consultants to complete a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA). The COA is an in-depth review of ECAT’s transit system that will complete a detailed operations review and develop short and long term recommendations for the existing system.
The southbound lane of Laramie Drive near Dog Track Road will be repaired beginning Thursday, September 4, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Work is expected to be completed in 21 days.
The Escambia County Animal Shelter has resumed cat adoptions. The effort was suspended on Friday, August 29, as a result of widespread upper respiratory infections in the shelter’s feline population.
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.