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Podcast: Quint Studer explains his decision to walk away

Podcast: Quint Studer explains his decision to walk away

On Friday, lightning struck the studios of News Talk 1370 WCOA. We fought through the technical difficulties and somehow went on the air. Quint Studer had previously agreed to come on the show. I thought we would be discussing that he and his wife Rishy and Mayor Ashton Hayward had finalize the [...]

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

What's next for the Community Maritime Park? Several questions need to be answered before the city puts the parcels back on the market. 1. Who markets the remaining eight parcels at the park? The CMPA Board says that CBRE is no longer the real estate agent for them. COO Tamara Fountain has told [...]

What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

What should be the Hayward theme song? (video)

In his Sunday column, PNJ cartoonist Andy Marlette suggests Meghan Trainor's "Lips are Movin" for the mayor's theme song. I prefer Blue Traveler's "Hook." What are your suggestions?

Hayward sends staff on road trip to New York and D.C.

Hayward sends staff on road trip to New York and D.C.

In his latest "Upwords" newsletter, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said that his Constituent Services team, the group that manages the city's automated citizen complaint system (Pensacola 311), recently visited 311 operations in New York and Washington, D.C. The system was launched four years [...]

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer on ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today at 5 p.m.

Quint Studer will discuss today his decision to withdraw his offers for parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. He told me that he's ready to move on to other options and has shied away from interviews since last night's broadcast on WEAR TV, but Quint had already committed to do the [...]

Mayor goes to Facebook to defend his decision on Studer leases

Mayor goes to Facebook to defend his decision on Studer leases

The media has heard little from Mayor Ashton Hayward since the Studers withdrew their offers for three parcels at the Community Maritime Park. Some might expect Mayor Hayward to hold a press conference to explain his position. Instead we got this Facebook post: Everyone at City Hall was [...]

Fountain and Remington take to the air waves on Studer leases

Fountain and Remington take to the air waves on Studer leases

Pensacola's Chief Operations Officer, Tamara Fountain, was interviewed this morning by Andrew McKay on News Radio 1620. Fountain said Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar have not rejected the CMPA-approved leases. However, she said they were not going to accept the leases [...]

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Council President Andy Terhaar stopped by the Inweekly offices. He said he saw yesterday's press release by the mayor's office as part of the negotiations. He had hoped that the Studers would have come back with a counter, rejecting some of the 22 demands and accepting others. The council [...]

Studers’ message to Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar

Studers’ message to Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar

From: <Quint@studergroup.com> Date: July 23, 2015 at 9:52:07 PM CDT To: Ashton Hayward <ashtonhayward@yahoo.com>, Terhaar Andy <aterhaar@cityofpensacola.com>, "Reeves, James J. Esq." <jjreeves@bellsouth.net>, John Daniel <JPD@beggslane.com>, Remington Scott [...]

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Studer reacts to Hayward rejecting CMPA leases. He withdraws offers.

Quint Studer said tonight the proposed UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, conference center, and child care facility for the Community Maritime Park won't work after Mayor Ashton Hayward rejected the CMPA-approved leases and made a new series of demands of the Studers. He posted on [...]

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Hayward rejects CMPA leases

Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Andy Terhaar announced this afternoon they have rejected the leases that CMPA approved for Studers to develop parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park. In a press release, Hayward said, "We will not accept the leases that the CMPA recommended, [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Six days after the Pensacola City Council passed a resolution for the mayor's office to have an attorney "tweak" the Studer leases approved the CMPA board, the attorneys will meet. John Daniel of Beggs & Lane represents the mayor's office. Scott Remington of Clark Partington represents Quint [...]

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

A selection committee, comprised of Council President Andy Terhaar, City Administrator Eric Olson and consultant Al Coby, has narrowed down the 57 applications for council executive to four finalists: Daryl Betancur of Palm Springs, Ca Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board for the Las [...]

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