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Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood tour attracts attention

Wedgewood residents hope seeing is believing By Duwayne Escobedo The predominantly black Wedgewood community organized a nearly two-hour, two-bus tour Tuesday of C&D landfills and borrow pits surrounding their neighborhood. They hoped this would make it immensely clear to media, state and local [...]

WEAR vs. PNJ debate over city tax rate settled. It is the same as last year and the year before

WEAR vs. PNJ debate over city tax rate settled. It is the same as last year and the year before

City Administrator Colleen Castille texted before lunch. Mayor Hayward has recommended the same millage rate as he has done the past two years---4.2895. The budget can be found on the city website here.

Wu named Home Rule Hero

Wu named Home Rule Hero

The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recognized City of Pensacola Council Member and League president P.C. Wu with a 2014 Home Rule Hero Award at a local city council meeting on July 17. This prestigious award was presented to Council Member Wu for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s [...]

Next neighborhood pushback coming

Next neighborhood pushback coming

The Parker Circle Neighborhood Association is organizing and are asking the mayor and Pensacola City Council to address the longstanding needs of the Burgess Road corridor for safety, drainage and sidewalks. Commissioner Grover Robinson did have the county install sidewalks in the part of the [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Mayor Ashton Hayward notified the Pensacola City Council on Friday that he has vetoed Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14 that were passed by the council to better manage the mayor's power to enlist outside attorneys. In an email to the council, Hayward said that the City Attorney (Jim Messer) and CFO [...]

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

This morning I reviewed last night's Pensacola City Council. The Council Communications section near the end of the the three-hour meeting had a surprise. Councilman Larry Johnson went after Councilman Sherri Myers and asked that the city council investigate Myers’ conduct to “determine [...]

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Councilwoman Megan Pratt emailed me last week about a budget workshop that she chaired in June. Unfortunately much of the discussion got overshadowed by the mayor's firing of the council's executive. "I found the budget workshop really positive," wrote Pratt. "The general idea was to come up [...]

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

courtesy Governor's office The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has completed the reconstruction of Scenic Highway (U.S. 90/State Road 10A) south of Scenic Highway Circle and has opened the road to traffic. The $1.2 million repair project south of Scenic Highway Circle began May 14, [...]

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Councilwoman Sherri Myers shared this report from Ann Regan on her battle to gather the facts on the city of Pensacola's legal expenses since Mayor Ashton Hayward has taken office. Regan has sent it to several members of the Pensacola City Council: Over the past three plus years of Mayor [...]

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Taddeo is the working mother of a eight-year-old daughter and founded and runs her own small business in Miami. “Annette is a [...]

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

The city of Pensacola is one of a handful of city's that has a domestic partnership registry. In December, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 41-13 that created the registry that provides registered domestic partners with various rights and benefits. Recently Southerners for the Freedom to [...]

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Cops and athletes are a superstitious lot. No baseball pitcher wants to hear the press box announce that he is pitching a no-hitter. A basketball player dreads the announcer mentioning that he hasn't missed a free throw, because surely the next one will clank off the rim. Homicide detectives [...]

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