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Caring

A Better Way to Give debuts at council workshop

May 12, 2015

A city council workshop was held Monday to discuss the issue of homeless people in Pensacola and how they should be handled. As of right now, there are ordinances that prohibit people from “camping” in public…

Entertainment

Pensacola Opera appoints new director

May 12, 2015

Press Release: Pensacola Opera’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Maestro Jerome Shannon as the company’s new Executive Director. Shannon has been acting as Interim Executive Director since January, and has been involved with…

Politics

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

May 12, 2015

By Christopher Lewis At 4 pm today, the Pensacola City Council will hold an extraordinary “emergency” special meeting during which it may vote to remove all 12 Trustees of the private developer Community Maritime Park Associates,…

Business

Local ad group opposes film ordinance

May 12, 2015

I received this email from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation: To All AAF Members: The Pensacola City Council is considering an ordinance that would require a special permit (and fees) to do commercial…

Business

Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

May 12, 2015

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities (“Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection”). In today’s Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint in trouble in Bay County

May 12, 2015

The company that runs three charter schools in Escambia County had its grant applications for two new schools in Bay County denied. The Florida Department of Education said the schools, Newpoint Bay Preparatory Academy and Central…

2016 Election

Podcast: Evers looking at Congressional race

May 12, 2015

State Senator Greg Evers said yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” that his seriously looking at running for Congress. “We keep all options open, but yes, we’re definitely looking at that very seriously,” said Evers. “Keeping in mind,…

Pensacola

Special meeting on CMPA board tomorrow

May 11, 2015

The Pensacola City Council will hold an Emergency Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 4:00 P.M., Council Chambers, 1st Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. To discuss Community Maritime Park Associates,…

Business

Terhaar explains his film commissioner proposal

May 11, 2015

Council President Andy Terhaar told Inweekly his intention with his film commission ordinance was to begin the process of attracting outside companies to film in Pensacola. “It was never my intention to prohibit any local or…

Politics

Podcast: LaRuby May on her victory

May 11, 2015

All the provisional votes have been counted. Pensacola native LaRuby May has been declared the victor – by 80 votes – in her bid for Washington, D.C. Ward 8 city council seat. We had her on…