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Hayward announces own Quality of Life survey

Hayward announces own Quality of Life survey

Since 2007, Mason-Dixon Polling has conducted a survey to measure the attitudes of voters in the city of Pensacola and Escambia County on Quality of Life issues. Quint Studer formed the non-profit Better Pensacola Forum to manage the survey and Jerry Maygarden was its first executive director. A [...]

What happened at the charter workshop

What happened at the charter workshop

On Monday, June 16 the Pensacola City Council held a workshop on possible city charter amendments that could be placed before the voters during the 2014 election cycle. Last year, when the mayor wanted to get rid of the at-large seats, the city council agreed to place such an amendment on the [...]

Wells sends out his first memo as council executive

Wells sends out his first memo as council executive

MEMORANDUM TO: City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Members of the Pensacola City Council FROM: William D. (Rusty) Wells VIA: Office of the City Clerk RE: Council Executive Position DATE: June 23, 2014 Following recent conversations with the Mayor's staff, I believe that there is [...]

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

On June 17, the county issued a Notice of Violation to Rolling Hills C&D Recycling Facility. Six violations were listed: 1. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the discharge in the air of dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke or vapor, or any combination thereof, so as to constitute a [...]

Weekend Buzz: Another gas leak, Take a Sexual Predator To Work Day and Cox Canned

Weekend Buzz: Another gas leak, Take a Sexual Predator To Work Day and Cox Canned

The Independent News received a phone call last night that another gas leak occurred at the Escambia County Jail. The facility was not evacuated, but the building is showing its age. The county should release the details this morning. The fact the Escambia County allowed Douglas Griffith to [...]

Larry Johnson thanks voters for not running against him

Larry Johnson thanks voters for not running against him

Statement by Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson on his reelection without opposition I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to continue serving my constituents on the Pensacola City Council. During my time on Council, I am proud to have led the way on important issues like curbside [...]

City press release confirms Cox out

Hayward announces appointment of Wells as Council Executive Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward today announced the appointment of former City Attorney William “Rusty” Wells as City Council Executive. Wells will begin work immediately. As Council Executive, Wells will manage the Office of the City [...]

Lila Cox fired

Mayor Ashton Hayward has fired Lila Cox as the council executive, according to Councilman Gerald Wingate. He said that City Administrator Colleen Castille told him that Rusty Wells may replace Cox.

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola will have another in federal court, thanks to an opinion issued on its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The appellate court let stand the decision regarding the city of Pensacola's tent ordinance, but remanded to the federal court in Pensacola the issues [...]

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Sworn in as FAC President

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Sworn in as FAC President

On Thursday, June 19, Escambia County Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV was sworn in as the President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) at the Association’s annual conference in Orlando. “I am looking forward to the challenge and humbled by the opportunity to work with [...]

County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

The daily newspaper reports today that Escambia County allowed a man arrested for using his county cell phone to solicit sex from a minor to come back to work while he awaits trial.  Only after PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson brought the matter to the attention to County Administrator Jack Brown was [...]

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Two weeks ago, residents from the Wedgewood and Longleaf communities spoke out at a Escambia Board of County Commission meeting against the numerous construction and demolition debris facilities in their area. What county staff failed to tell citizens and the commissioners was that at least one [...]

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