Factors to reimburse public official for legal defense

December 4, 2017

In her review of whether Escambia County should pay for Commissioner Doug Underhill’s legal defense, Senior Assistant AG Teresa Mussetto reviewed the applicability of the common law principles regarding the reimbursement of fess for public officials…

Escambia County

AG gives opinion on Underhill legal fees

December 1, 2017

Opinions Division of the Florida Attorney General’s office has rendered an opinion on whether the Escambia Board of County Commissioner should pay for the legal defense of Commissioner Doug Underhill in lawsuits filed by his predecessor…


History of federal probe of Ashton Hayward

December 1, 2017

On Aug. 26, 2014, Interim City Administrator Dick Barker notified the Pensacola City Council by email that the U.S. District Attorney was investigating the city and that staff members were being questioned. The Hayward administration had…


City Council and CRA are not the same

November 29, 2017

The Pensacola City Council members are also members of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. However, they are two distinct legal entities under Florida law. A council vote is not a substitute for a CRA vote. When…