The Honorable Pam Childers, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in accordance with Florida Statute 28.12, is the Clerk and Accountant of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).
As Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, this Clerk to the Board Office is the official record depository for the BCC. The office is responsible for: attendance at BCC meetings; transcription of the minutes; maintenance of permanent records associated with the BCC; i.e., Resolutions, Ordinances, contracts and agreements. The Clerk to the Board Office also functions as Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board.
June 1997 - Present
Board Minutes documents are available in PDF format, with Full Text Search capability and with electronic images accompanying the exhibits and supporting documents.
August 1984 - May 1997
Board Minutes text is searchable using a computerized indexing system. Images of minutes, exhibits, and supporting documents are available on microfilm only.
October 1868 - July 1984
Board Minutes documents are available in Bound Board Minutes books and on microfilm.
Minutes and Resumes Explained
The Resume document is available on this website until the Minutes are approved.
The "Resume" document is a summary report which shows recommendations presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on the agenda and the various Reports; i.e., Clerk's Report, Growth Management Report, County Administrator's Report, and County Attorney's Report. The recomendations are listed in the order presented on the agenda cover sheet, with the BCC's action noted below each recommendation; e.g. "Approved 5-0" or "Approved 4-0, with Commissioner ? abstaining," and lists public speaker(s) under the corresponding item(s). The Resume document for each Regular Board Meeting is finalized and distributed on the first working day following the Meeting. No Resume document is prepared for Special Meetings.
The "Minutes" document is a report which includes the titles, motions and votes reflecting the BCC's final action for all recommendations presented for BCC action; e.g., "Motion made by Commissioner ?, seconded by Commissioner ?, and carried unanimously, approving..." The Minutes document also includes the Public Forum portion of Regular Board Meetings, followed by each agenda item, in the order in which it was addressed by the BCC. The Minutes document is presented for BCC approval at the next regularly scheduled Meeting and is available at the Clerk's Website after BCC approval.
When are the meetings for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners?
A schedule of upcoming Board of County Commissioner meetings can be found here.
How many meetings are held each month by the Board of County Commissioners?
Generally, two Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 P.M., with the Public Forum portion of the Meeting at 4:30 P.M., prior to the start of the Regular Meeting. Special Meetings may be scheduled to handle specific topics and two Public Hearings are held each year, typically in September, for consideration of adopting the County Budget. The Meeting Schedule is published in the Pensacola News Journal every Saturday. Board Meetings are typically televised "live" on ECTV Channel 98, via Cox Cable, Mediacom, and Brighthouse cable providers.
Can I watch the Board Meetings from my PC?
Possibly. During the actual meeting, the BCC meetings are broadcast from MyEscambiaCares and can be watched using RealPlayer.
How do I know what the commissioners will discuss at the meeting?
The Agenda for each meeting can be found online here.
How soon after Board Meetings are the Minutes available?
After the approval at the succeeding BCC Meeting; however, the Resume showing the BCC's action for each agenda item is published to the website on the first working day following the Meeting.
Are Board Minutes available to the public?
Yes. The Board Minutes are available online here.
Are audio and video tapes of the Board Meetings available?
Audio CDs are available for $10.00 each. The County's Public Information Office (PIO) also produces DVDs of the Meetings; however, these DVDs are not available from the Clerk's Office. Please contact the PIO for DVDs.
Are the Minutes indexed for retrieval by the public?
Yes. The indexing is
online from July 1984 through May 1997, with references to microfilm. From June 1997 to the present date, the indexing is integrated with an imaging system that allows viewing of the Minutes and Exhibits on the computer, with microfilm as a permanent record backup. The Minutes between 1868 and part of 1887 are available in ledger books and on microfilm; however, they are not indexed.
Are copies of County Ordinances available?
Yes, at $0.15 per page.
Are County Ordinances available on disk?
No. However, the Ordinances are available online here.