We did it! A generational win for all of our children
Escambia votes 'yes' to new Children's Services Council
By Kevin Robinson Pensacola News Journal 7:50 p.m. November 3, 2020
Escambia County voters have embraced a proposal to fund a new, local Children's Services Council.
With all 80 precincts reported, early votes fully counted and mail-in votes partially counted, 61% of voters (98,589) have supported the measure, while 39% (63,156) opposed it, according to the unofficial results.
The initiative will create a new 0.5 mill county property tax dedicated to funding programs that address school readiness, child abuse, juvenile arrests and other issues affecting local youth and their families.