January 2008

Fed cut Interest rates .5%

January 31, 2008 • 0 comments

Last week in an emergency meeting The Fed cut the federal funds target rate .75% (the rate that private banks lend to other banks) and cut the discount rate .75% […]

by Jason Koertge

Property Tax-cutting Amendment 1 approved by state voters

January 30, 2008 • 1 comment

On Tuesday, Florida Constitutional Amendment 1 was approved by Florida voters with 64% yes and 36% no.  Expected to cut taxes $9.3 billion total, Amendment 1 will double the current […]

by Jason Koertge

Airport Cleared by Court

January 28, 2008 • 4 comments

I don’t have any specific information, but I just got word that the case was thrown out of the Federal Court of Appeals in New York. This should clear the […]

by Jason Koertge

This week in Pier Park – Buffalo Wild Wings, Starbucks signs up

January 26, 2008 • 4 comments

Pier Park is gearing up for the grand opening expected to be held next month. The prep work is done for laying the pavement on the entrance from Front Beach […]

by Jason Koertge

Someone tampered with the Airport Poll

January 26, 2008 • 14 comments

It’s funny how the opposition is, and how unethical they can be. Last week I started a poll to see what the public thought about the airport relocation and had […]

by Jason Koertge

The 2008 TDC/CVB Strategic Planning Process Begins

January 25, 2008 • 2 comments

The Bay County TDC/CVB began its 5 year strategic planning process with a 6 hour workshop held at Edgewater Beach Resort on January 22nd. The workshop was moderated by Bob […]

by Bryan Durta

Front Beach Road CRA Update

January 24, 2008 • 1 comment

The Front Beach Road CRA, or Community Redevelopment Area is moving ahead and on schedule. The current projects underway are the Churchwell Road rebuild and the widening of Beckrich Road. […]

by Jason Koertge

Fed Slashes (and I mean slashes) Interest Rate – .75%

January 23, 2008 • 1 comment

In a bold move today, the Fed cut the interest rate .75% to 3.5 from 4.25. “Analysts said the fact that the Fed did not wait until its meeting next […]

by Jason Koertge

Do you support the Airport Relocation?

January 21, 2008 • 19 comments

Tell us if you support the Airport Relocation by voting in the poll on the top right of the site. I support the relocation as do most pcbdaily readers, but […]

by Jason Koertge

Vote Yes on Amendment 1 on January 29th

January 21, 2008 • 2 comments

On the January 29th ballot, we will have the opportunity to vote on Amendment 1, that “offers property tax relief for all Floridians.”  The main points are: Double homestead exemption […]

by Jason Koertge