Long Hollow

#AccessDenied: Morris, Weeks and other city staff decline to discuss Long Hollow and Manna issues

December 11, 2015

City of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator Sherry Morris and Inspection Services Administrator Bill Weeks have declined to meet with Inweekly to discuss the Long Hollow Radio Tower, according to City PIO Vernon Stewart.

The newspaper had also requested to talk with Morris, Helen Gibson, Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator, and Latasha Buchanan, Constituent Services Administrator, about the Manna Food Pantries exception request. Morris also declined to discuss this issue. as did Gibson and Buchanan.

According to the email message from Stewart, the decisions to not address the issues were made by the employees, not City Administrator Eric Olson.


Thank you for your patience. We appreciate your request for interviews and understand this to be an important and necessary topic. However, your request for these specific interviews have been declined by staff. Might I suggest you utilize our Sunshine Center for any other specific information you may need or if you have other questions you wish to be answered please let me know.

Thank you again for reaching out to the City of Pensacola.


Vernon J. Stewart
Public Information Officer

The public is left in the dark trying to figure out what really happened. We have some public records regarding both issues. We have the statements Olson has made in council meeting.

However, we have not heard from the people responsible for enforcing the Comprehensive Plan and building codes–Morris and Weeks. Gibson and Buchanan were deeply involved in the Manna exception request.

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