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North Hill Preservation send out update on city council meeting

North Hill Preservation send out update on city council meeting

From their digital newsletter: Monday, March 10th, 2014 Dear Neighbors, The City Council met today at their committee meeting, and by a very narrow margin, approved our Discussion item for the proposed Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office planned for the Coca Cola [...]

Mayor Hayward issues a corrected statement on North Hill issue

Mayor Hayward issues a corrected statement on North Hill issue

Statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward regarding 1625 N Palafox: While I personally do not believe this facility belongs in a historic residential neighborhood, my administration is bound by the laws and ordinances adopted by the City Council. I have directed the City Attorney to review the [...]

Lack of follow-through continues to plague Hayward

Lack of follow-through continues to plague Hayward

For several of the Escambia County Commissioners, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward's pledge to work for more job training and for ST Aerospace to hire locals rang hollow. The mayor has a long list of commitments that began with a lot of publicity and pomp but have quietly faded to the [...]

North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

Despite the best efforts of Council members Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Larry Johnson, the residents of North Hill will be allowed to discuss at the March 13 council meeting the city's permit for the old Coca-Cola plant on north Palafox to become a state probation office. Councilman Charles Bare had [...]

Fundraising power of The Fish House

Fundraising power of The Fish House

The News Service of Florida reports that local State Representatives Clay Ingram and Doug Broxson raked in the cash in February. Rep. Doug Broxson, R-Midway, raised $60,950 for his campaign account during the month, bringing the overall total to $109,000 as he seeks re-election in House District 3 [...]

County Administrator decision could be this week

County Administrator decision could be this week

On Thursday, March 13, the five finalists will meet separately with individual commissioners in their offices prior to public interviews with the full board at 1 p.m. A second special board meeting will be held on March 14 at 9 a.m. to pick a new top boss for the county if one is not named on March [...]

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

Buried in the Pensacola City Council's agenda packet for this week's set of meetings is Mayor Ashton Hayward's quarterly Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Report for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013. The report shows the payments to SBEs and awards to SBE subcontractors. For this past quarter, [...]

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Escambia County to rebid jail contracts Corrections Department Director Gordon Pike told the Escambia County Commission at its agenda review meeting on March 6 that he plans to rebid all the jail contracts. He made the statement when the commissioners questioned his recommendation to amend [...]

Mayor Hayward opposes Parole facility in North Hill area

Mayor Hayward opposes Parole facility in North Hill area

Another grassroots effort may have won. City Communications Director Tamara Fountain has announced that Mayor Hayward opposes the proposed Probation and Parole Center on North Palafox. The North Hill Preservation Association sent out this email last night: Dear Neighbors, WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! [...]

Six people attend two Pensacola budget input meetings

Six people attend two Pensacola budget input meetings

The city of Pensacola held this week two public input meetings on its 2014-15 budget. A grand total of six citizens attended them, which should be a clear indication that city needs to do more than simply issue press releases if it wants public input. Yesterday's meeting was held at 9 a.m. at [...]

Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Robert Turpin, Escambia County's Marine Resources Manager, told the Board of County Commissioners today at its agenda review meeting that the county plans to sponsor a lion fish category in upcoming fishing rodeos. He said when it was done at a fishing rodeo in Destin that 1,700 lion fish were [...]

ST Aerospace Interlocal Agreement may come to a vote tonight at BCC

ST Aerospace Interlocal Agreement may come to a vote tonight at BCC

Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom added to today's Escambia County Commission agenda a discussion of the proposed Interlocal Agreement between the city of Pensacola and the county regarding ST Aerospace, the Singapore-based aerospace company that wants to bring its business and 300 jobs to [...]

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