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What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

In his Sunday column, PNJ cartoonist Andy Marlette suggests Meghan Trainor's "Lips are Movin" for the mayor's theme song. I prefer Blue Traveler's "Hook." What are your suggestions?

Effort forming to push for open-government protections

Effort forming to push for open-government protections

Worried that lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott's administration are chipping away at Florida's open-government laws, a coalition of groups is being formed to try to "push back," a leader of the effort said Thursday. Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, said a meeting was [...]

Jeb has double-digit lead in Florida poll

Jeb has double-digit lead in Florida poll

Former Gov. Jeb Bush has "separated himself" from other Republican presidential candidates in Florida, leading all of them by double digits, according to a Mason-Dixon Florida Poll released Friday. The poll, conducted Monday through Thursday, said 28 percent of Florida Republicans support Bush, [...]

Hayward sends staff on road trip to New York and D.C.

Hayward sends staff on road trip to New York and D.C.

In his latest "Upwords" newsletter, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said that his Constituent Services team, the group that manages the city's automated citizen complaint system (Pensacola 311), recently visited 311 operations in New York and Washington, D.C. The system was launched four years [...]

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer will discuss today his decision to withdraw his offers for parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. He told me that he's ready to move on to other options and has shied away from interviews since last night's broadcast on WEAR TV, but Quint had already committed to do the [...]

Mayor goes to Facebook to defend his decision on Studer leases

Mayor goes to Facebook to defend his decision on Studer leases

The media has heard little from Mayor Ashton Hayward since the Studers withdrew their offers for three parcels at the Community Maritime Park. Some might expect Mayor Hayward to hold a press conference to explain his position. Instead we got this Facebook post: Everyone at City Hall was [...]

Fountain and Remington take to the air waves on Studer leases

Fountain and Remington take to the air waves on Studer leases

Pensacola's Chief Operations Officer, Tamara Fountain, was interviewed this morning by Andrew McKay on News Radio 1620. Fountain said Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar have not rejected the CMPA-approved leases. However, she said they were not going to accept the leases [...]

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Council President Andy Terhaar stopped by the Inweekly offices. He said he saw yesterday's press release by the mayor's office as part of the negotiations. He had hoped that the Studers would have come back with a counter, rejecting some of the 22 demands and accepting others. The council [...]

Studers’ message to Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar

Studers’ message to Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar

From: <Quint@studergroup.com> Date: July 23, 2015 at 9:52:07 PM CDT To: Ashton Hayward <ashtonhayward@yahoo.com>, Terhaar Andy <aterhaar@cityofpensacola.com>, "Reeves, James J. Esq." <jjreeves@bellsouth.net>, John Daniel <JPD@beggslane.com>, Remington Scott [...]

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Quint Studer said tonight the proposed UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, conference center, and child care facility for the Community Maritime Park won't work after Mayor Ashton Hayward rejected the CMPA-approved leases and made a new series of demands of the Studers. He posted on [...]

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar announced this afternoon they have rejected the leases that CMPA approved for Studers to develop parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. In a press release, Hayward said, "We will not accept the leases that the CMPA recommended, [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

The Tampa Bay Times polled 160 of the state's political insiders to determine the strongest Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida's U.S. Senate race In Republican U.S. Senate primary field: Rep. David Jolly 37 percent Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera 22 percent Rep. Ron DeSantis [...]

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Six days after the Pensacola City Council passed a resolution for the mayor's office to have an attorney "tweak" the Studer leases approved the CMPA board, the attorneys will meet. John Daniel of Beggs & Lane represents the mayor's office. Scott Remington of Clark Partington represents Quint [...]

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