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. To remain in compliance with the initiative, the Purchasing Manager frequently posts information to this page regarding pending purchases of vehicles and equipment for County departments, including make, model, specifications and purchase price.
Governor Rick Scott joined state and local officials today to mark the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season at the Escambia County Emergency Operation Center (EOC). The season, which extends from June 1, through November 30, represents the period when hurricanes are most likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean.
More than 2,370 followers have signed up to receive Escambia County news updates via Twitter. Followers of Escambia County Twitter feeds receive valuable information, such as current County news, events, program information, emergency alerts and severe weather updates. The County is now introducing five new feeds, one for each Commission District, to provide more geographically specific information.
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has announced that based on current ridership numbers, public transportation in Escambia County is on the rise.