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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 [...]

PPD press release promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

PPD press release  promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

Two press releases on burglary arrests. One from the Pensacola Police Department, the other from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. One an over-the-top political plug, the other a standard law enforcement release. Guess which is which. PPD Release - notice last paragraph. Sometimes, it [...]

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents the Escambia County Area Transit and Escambia County Community Transportation workers and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1771 which represents the classified blue collar County workers under the Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County [...]

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

The buzz is the old AV Clubbs School on Cervantes between 12th and 11th and the commercial offices on that block will become home to a Publix. Sources inside city hall say that the design presented to the mayor's office calls for architecture that will fit in with the East Hill neighborhood. Expect [...]

Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

Murzin makes the cut for Public Service Commission

A nominating panel Thursday decided to interview 16 candidates, including current Commissioner Julie Brown, for two upcoming vacancies on the state Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission Nominating Council chose the 16 from a list of 32 applicants. Along with Brown, those on the [...]

City attorney disputes City administrator email

City attorney disputes City administrator email

Apparently all is not well in city hall: From: Janet Matteson Date: July 31, 2014 9:01:29 AM CDT To: Colleen Castille , "'sales@ajmugs.com'" , Ashton Hayward , Stephanie Tillery , Brian Spencer , Rusty Wells , Tamara Fountain , City Council Subject: RE: Directive from City Ms. [...]

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