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Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

From the Mayor's Office: I believe that citizens should have a clear path to recall any elected official, and if this amendment helps clarify the issue, then I wholeheartedly support it. However, I’m disappointed that the City Council is pushing forward with an amendment that could radically [...]

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

David Wheeler, Escambia County's facility director, will be making a presentation tomorrow to the Board of County Commissioners on options for replacing the Central Booking Detention Center that exploded on April 30. According to the BCC agenda, there are two options. One calls for replacing only [...]

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

T.S. Strickland had his last day reporting for the Pensacola News Journal on Friday. Unlike his predecessor, Nate Monroe, he will not get an going-away party from Mayor Hayward and his staff at the 5 1/2 bar. Strickland wouldn't play along with the mayor's office and was "punished" for his [...]

Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

PNJ Reporters of the Future An insider at our daily newspaper sent Jim Romenesko, industry analyst and founder of JimRomnesko.com, the new job description for reporters at the Pensacola News Journal. According to the tipster, the job titles/descriptions/duties are being standardized across [...]

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

The candidates running for District 3 School Board seat will be in a debate Aug. 9, 9 -11 a.m. It will be held at ACTS Life Center, 2101 N. Pace Blvd.

Johnson allegedly interfered with police union negotiations in 2012

Johnson allegedly interfered  with police union negotiations in 2012

In 2012, Mayor Ashton Hayward was locked into a battle with Pensacola Police union over their collective bargaining agreement and pension. The mayor's negotiating team was attorney Rob Larkin of Allen Norton & Blue in Tallahassee, Chief of Staff John Asmar and Dave Penzone, who had chaired his [...]

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

WEAR TV reports Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is planning some upgrades thanks to the influx of cash from Escambia County for housing the Escambia inmates. Since the Escambia County Jail exploded in April, inmates have been sent to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County jails. Escambia [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

At the July 17 Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilman Larry Johnson brought back up his effort to have the council investigate fellow Council member Sherri Myers. He had tried to get it on the agenda at the Agenda Review but failed to get a second. Myers had originally seconded the motion, but [...]

What the heck is going on in the District 2 GOP primary

What the heck is going on in the District 2 GOP primary

Illegal robo calls and glossy mailers, neither identify the PAC or person paying for them. The mailers even have postage stamps so that no one can track who mailed them or how many were sent out. All this is done to discredit a candidate who was a virtual unknown two months ago, a man running [...]

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

The salary for Pensacola mayor is too low, $100,000. The Pensacola City Council should have a discussion about raising the salary to a level comparable with the county's constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector (Constitutionalsalariesfinal13), [...]

Nelson wants to tell Grover ‘Hi’ and Gene gets a cup of coffee

Nelson wants to tell Grover ‘Hi’ and Gene gets a cup of coffee

This must be the day for elected officials to use their positions to get their staffs (and the taxpayers) to promote their re-election campaigns: From Escambia County Public Information: Senator Nelson to Meet With Commissioner Robinson, Other Officials Wednesday at PSC Monday, August [...]

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