My Favorite April Fool's issue was published in 2008. Every story was funny, and, at least, one of them became true. 5. Downtown Will Stink Forever 4. Disney Plans Catfish Park 3. Council Ousted 2. Pensacola, AL? 1. UWF Football by 2010
On Pensacola Speaks, Democratic Party insider Kevin Cate shared his insights on Congressman Patrick Murphy and the 2016 U.S. Senate race. "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones [...]
By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With voters pointing to concerns about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's honesty, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have gained ground on the Democrat in the presidential race in Florida, according to a poll released [...]
The Pensacola City Council and media were told last Wednesday that the city would execute a new contract with City Attorney Lysia Bowling, a contract that followed the charter. I've asked several council members. They have not seen a new contract.
PS Podcast: Rick Wilson on Chris Christie- ‘Guy is dead but two dumb to lay down and start stinking’
On Pensacola Speaks, I interviewed GOP political strategist Rick Wilson on the various Republican presidential hopefuls. He is no fan of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion [...]
Bare’s proposed ordinance that prohibits the use of private email when conducting official city business.
Here is the summary memo from Councilman Charles Bare on his proposed ordinance: All employees and elected officials in the city are provided with government-issued email addresses. These accounts are the primary means for conducting official business through electronic messaging. [...]
Besides want to discuss the termination of the CBRE's listing agreement with the CBRE, Councilman Charles Bare also wants the council to discuss banning the use of private email accounts for city business by city officials. The private email accounts have been a hot topic for the federal [...]
While the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Ashton Hayward debate with to do with its listing agent for the Community Maritime Park, the CMPA won a victory in appeals court in the case involving its former developer, Maritime Park Development Partners, LLC. MPDP was suing to get its remaining [...]
By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The House and Senate committees charged with crafting budget plans have finished their first drafts. Differences between the two chambers on some of the major policy issues are starting to emerge. And Capitol insiders are beginning to speculate [...]
The announcement comes after three major miscues by the Barker-Fountain-Olson triumvirate: CBRE fee structure change, City Attorney's illegal contract and FAA grant denial. Does Olson have experience and expertise to avoid similar administrative blunders? Time will tell. Hayward appoints [...]
On Pensacola Speaks, Councilman Charles Bare will talk about his proposal to terminate CBRE's listing agreement for the Maritime Park. He will be followed by the president and CEO of CEDA, Scott Luth, who will discuss the VT-MAE project at the Pensacola International Airport. And then award-winning [...]
Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare will be placing on the agenda for the April council meeting a motion to terminating CBRE's listing agreement for the Maritime Park. The agenda item reads as follows: In 2013, the City of Pensacola engaged CBRE Inc. to assist in the marketing of properties [...]
A message for Sen. Don Gaetz: With four weeks of work behind us and five weeks of decisions ahead, the Florida Legislature is bearing down on the 2015-2016 budget and the other state-wide policies that affect our communities, businesses and families. Here are a few of the major budget issues [...]
BACKROOM BRIEFING: APPOMATTOX FOR CONFEDERATE VETERANS? By BRANDON LARRABEE, JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Confederate soldiers might not be admitted to the state Veterans' Hall of Fame anytime soon --- but if there's anything that their supporters are familiar [...]