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DIB releases guidelines for street performers (update)

April 5, 2017

Pensacola’s Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) today announced it is working to create guidelines that will “preserve the authenticity of what street performances represent” within the DIB’s 44-block district. The pilot program, modeled after successful programs in…

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Morris Court playground closure to be debated

April 5, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn want to give the playground in Morris Court back to the Area Housing Commission. The playground has been closed for months. Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, who grew…

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Downtown pole still standing

March 23, 2017

The extremely tall pole that we and other downtown business owners were told was being relocated is still standing. An electric meter has been attached and the city’s inspection department approved the installation on March 7.…

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City Attorney ruled on Budget analyst last August

March 16, 2017

City Attorney Lysia Bowling issued a legal opinion in August 2016 regarding the Budget Analyst position. She said the position was solely under the discretion of the Council. Bowling: “The decision to hire a Budget Analyst…

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Hayward veto gets muddier

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed the Pensacola City Council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. However, not only did the city voters authorize the position in the 2014 general election, but…

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Council president responds to veto

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Council President Brian Spencer responded last night to Inweekly’s request for his position on Mayor Ashton Hayward’s veto of a council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. “I need to give…

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Ingram pushes $28M in projects

March 15, 2017

State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) has submitted $28 million worth of appropriation bills. including $11,481,000 for his alma mater, Florida State University.  The University of West Florida is in for $5 million.   HB 3983 Sand…