Pensacola mayor spent $230K on losing legal cases

July 26, 2017

In May and June, Mayor Ashton Hayward paid Beggs & Lane $95,846 to represent him and his administration on a variety of issues. Mayor Hayward lost two cases – Pitts Slip Appeal – billing for 1/30/17-6/13/17:…


City-Firefighters agree on contract

July 25, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced, in a press release, that he has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters Local 707, representing the City of Pensacola’s…

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City of Pensacola shuts public out of budget

July 18, 2017

Councilwoman Sherri Myers called Inweekly to say City Administrator Eric Olson and CFO Dick Barker got irate when she showed up for a budget briefing with Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy. Apparently city officials want budget discussions…

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Port of Pensacola 2018 budget is bleak

July 18, 2017

In May, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced plans to convert Warehouse 4 at the Port of Pensacola into a marine research center in conjunction with the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Florida Fish and…


Pensacola Mayor proposes $226.7 million budget

July 17, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has proposed a $226.7 million operating budget for FY 2018 – a $8.66 million increase, or a 4-percent, over the current operating budget. Five million of the increase is for capital projects…


Downtown resurfacing should end in August

July 12, 2017

Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson told the City Council at its July 10 Agenda Review that downtown resurfacing will be completed by Aug. 8. One of the most difficult areas, Main Street, began resurfacing on July…


Buzz: Hayward courting black leaders

July 11, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has asked Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn to help set up face-to-face meetings with leaders in the city’s African American community. Hayward ignored the black voters during his 2014 campaign and held no political…

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Indivisible town hall July 12

July 10, 2017

Indivisible NWFL is organizing a healthcare town hall to educate and inform people about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act. There’s a lot of partisan talk about Congress’s work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care…


Tanyard residents seek answers

June 30, 2017

By Sammi Sontag Inweekly At a Tanyard neighborhood meeting held at the Corinne Jones Resource Center Thursday evening, Pensacola City Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn listened to her constituents as they spoke about her district’s recent flooding. Though…