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Terhaar writes he will not support modified zoning request on Spanish Trail property

Terhaar writes he will not support modified zoning request on Spanish Trail property

‎ Pensacola City Council Andy Terhaar had posted on the Facebook page "No to Dollar General at the Corner of Summit and Spanish Trail!!!" that he will not support the latest zoning change for property on on the corner of Summit Boulevard and Spanish Trail. From Councilman Terhaar: I want [...]

Coffee Party hosts organizing meeting on ‘Move to Amend’, March 26

Coffee Party hosts organizing meeting on ‘Move to Amend’, March 26

On Wednesday evening, March 26 from 6:30 p.m. at the Tryon Public Library on Langley Ave, midway between Ninth Ave and Davis Highway, there will be a special meeting of the Pensacola Coffee Party with the individuals, groups, and organizations who want to participate in the Move To Amend (MTA) [...]

Viewpoint: Orange Rising redefining the power of locals

Viewpoint: Orange Rising redefining the power of locals

By Daniel Tilson “All politics is local” is a saying most are familiar with. “Think globally, act locally” is another. Both underline a point that people of any ideological persuasion or political affiliation (except for fascists) ought to be able to agree on. The only way [...]

Weekend Buzz: Scarborough reunion, Scott called and Bush in 2016

Weekend Buzz: Scarborough reunion, Scott called and Bush in 2016

"I Was There!" Reunion Joe Scarborough, former Congressman (R-Pensacola) and MSNBC host of "Morning Joe," was in Pensacola this past weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his 1994 campaign. Fifty friends, family and supporters gathered at his parents' home off of Scenic Highway to eat BBQ [...]

Official Statement on Parole and Probation Office in Pensacola

Official Statement on Parole and Probation Office in Pensacola

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews issued the following statement today regarding the agency’s Probation and Parole office in Pensacola: “At the direction of Governor Scott, the Department of Corrections will maintain its lease with its current probation and parole [...]

Gov. Scott makes decision not to locate DCC near North Hill

Gov. Scott makes decision not to locate DCC near North Hill

Mayor Ashton Hayward is reporting that Gov. Rick Scott has made the decision not to locate a Florida Department of Corrections probation and parole office at 1625 North Palafox Street, near the historic North Hill neighborhood. The Department of Corrections has decided to instead to extend their [...]

North Hill residents picket Rick Scott fundraiser

North Hill residents picket Rick Scott fundraiser

Residents from North Hill stood outside The Fish House on the corner of Barracks and Main streets to protest the relocation of a state parole and probation office to North Palafox Street. The signs asked Gov. Rick Scott and Mayor Ashton Hayward to "Protect Our Families." Inside Councilman Brian [...]

RFP for Airport Food Concessions says City Council will approve award

RFP for Airport Food Concessions says City Council will approve award

Pensacola City Attorney Jim Messer has opined that the mayor can unilaterally award the airport food concessions contract without council approval because there is no city ordinance requiring him to do so. Based on that opinion, Mayor Ashton Hayward vetoed yesterday a council action to extend the [...]

City attorney says Mayor does not have to competitive bid

City attorney says Mayor does not have to competitive bid

City Attorney Jim Messer sent the following email to the Pensacola City Council stating that competitive bidding of the airport food concessions was a council policy and not a city ordinance. Therefore, the mayor is not required to do so. He wrote, "When the airport requires a vendor to serve [...]

Sean’s Outpost going to court

Sean’s Outpost going to court

With no discussion, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved 3-0 to authorize the county attorney to file a circuit court action on Sean's Outpost, the homeless camp at 1999 Massachusetts Ave. Commissioners Gene Valentino and Grover Robinson were absent. The county is seeking [...]

Florida Dept. of Corrections letter to Mayor Ashton Hayward, dated March 13

Florida Dept. of Corrections letter to Mayor Ashton Hayward, dated March 13

Barbara Scala, Regional Director for North Region of Community Corrections, sent Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward a letter on its Probation and Parole Office that is being relocated to North Palafox in the old Coca-Cola building. She wanted to "clarify some misunderstanding" about the new [...]

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

Solid Waste Moratorium There will be a public hearing for consideration of adopting an Ordinance extending the temporary moratorium related to Solid Waste Management Facilities. Last year the County Commission adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on the processing of [...]

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