Mayor Matt Dannheisser

Gulf Breeze City Hall targeted online

Gulf Breeze City Hall targeted online

As revelations from hacked emails roil the presidential race and Washington pursues an international probe into whether the Russians are behind it, the City of Gulf Breeze is also being challenged with a cyber-security mystery. City officials recently asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to uncover the source of repeated, anonymous emails seeking personal financial […]

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Find me the money. That’s what City of Gulf Breeze council members are saying to department heads and their accountant as they try to escape a pool of red ink welling up in the budget for next year. Although the municipality of about 6,000 residents boasts an affluent image with average housing values topping $240,000– […]

Gulf Breeze won’t buy troubled Club II

Gulf Breeze won’t buy troubled Club II

Renee Bookout says someone phoned her last week to suggest that the City of Gulf Breeze buy the financially strapped Club II tennis and swim facility. But she quickly rejected the idea. Although known for its investment forays into businesses that include a golf club, a water utility and municipal bonds, the town of 6,000 […]

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

Although City of Gulf Breeze leaders are considering the excuses made recently by Tiger Point Golf Club’s managing tenant for the facility’s deteriorated fairways and greens, they have hired a landscape architect to scrutinize conditions there. The city, which owns the club, brought in Atlantic Beach-based Robert Walker, who specializes in golf course inspections and […]

Gulf Breeze eyes big profit on Wayside Park

Gulf Breeze eyes big profit on Wayside Park

In a proposed deal that even Donald Trump might envy, the Gulf Breeze City Council is seeking a mark-up of nearly $13 million on a $100 investment by selling a sliver of Wayside Park to the state as right-of-way for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge. With the deadline just two weeks away for the Florida […]

Gulf Breeze approves new senior housing

Gulf Breeze approves new senior housing

An assisted-living complex that will be the largest commercial development project in the City of Gulf Breeze for nearly a decade has been approved by the City Council. Planned at 138,000 square feet, the 135-unit Arbors will occupy a bit more ground than the Andrews Institute, the orthopedic and sports medicine clinic that opened in […]

Gulf Breeze may seek changes to bridge plan

Gulf Breeze may seek changes to bridge plan

The Gulf Breeze City Council has a short wish list for construction of the new $450 million Pensacola Bay Bridge: Move the southbound landing to relieve a recurring bottleneck on U.S. Highway 98. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

County withholds tourism money from Gulf Breeze

For the third time in recent months Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze are at odds, this time over a share of tourist development funds that exceed $100,000 annually. The county has a long history of remitting to Gulf Breeze the bed tax money generated by the city’s hotels—a total of $801,178 […]

Gulf Breeze to raise Tiger Point utility fees

Gulf Breeze to raise Tiger Point utility fees

The City of Gulf Breeze’s leaders have hit upon a partial solution to their municipality’s budget squeeze: charge more for water and sewer service to South Santa Rosa Utility customers who live outside the city’s boundaries. Under a plan suggested by the Gulf Breeze City Council on Saturday, SSRU ratepayers who live in unincorporated Santa […]

Special tax suggested for Tiger Point Golf Club

Special tax suggested for Tiger Point Golf Club

The idea of creating a special taxing district in Santa Rosa County to pay for improvements at the struggling Tiger Point Golf Club is gaining support among officials at the City of Gulf Breeze, which owns the facility. Under various plans that will likely be discussed publicly on or before the scheduled Aug. 13 meeting between the […]

Gulf Breeze agrees to public meeting

Gulf Breeze agrees to public meeting

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser agreed Monday night to meet in public with Santa Rosa County officials about the future of Tiger Point Golf Club. “I hope that representatives of the city and county can have public discussion very soon,” Dannheisser told Navarre Press. Santa Rosa County commissioners agreed earlier in the day to seek […]

Mayor questions Broxson on public meeting policy

Mayor questions Broxson on public meeting policy

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser asserted to State Rep. Doug Broxson on Monday that the city complied with the Florida Sunshine Law last Tuesday in declining to meet in public with Santa Rosa County officials about Tiger Point Golf Club’s future. Dannheisser wrote to Broxson in an email: “I am told that last Tuesday, you […]

Portion of Tiger Point could go for $500K

Portion of Tiger Point could go for $500K

The City of Gulf Breeze has floated a possible price for which Santa Rosa County could buy the disputed west course of Tiger Point Golf Club: $500,000. That figure, roughly 18 percent of the amount the city paid for the entire financially struggling club in 2012, has surfaced during a Navarre Press interview with Gulf […]