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City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

The Pensacola City Council meets next week. On the agenda is a recommendation to award Panhandle Grading & Paving a $2.8 million contract to renovate and expand the stormwater pond on the southwest quadrant of the Pensacola International Airport. The project is funded with the help of a $2.7 [...]

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

City of Pensacola voters returned all three incumbents to office - Mayor Ashton Hayward, Councilpersons Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer. Four observations can be made from the results: Hayward has a mandate Mayor Ashton Hayward outspent his relatively unknown challenger, Donna Clark, 4 to 1 - [...]

Votes cast in Pensacola City Council District 6 race

Votes cast in Pensacola City Council District 6 race

Incumbent Brian Spencer and Mark Taylor are facing off in the Pensacola City Council District 6 race. In 2010, 2,388 votes were cast (day of, early and absentee) with Spencer garnering 53.52 percent or 1,278 votes. As of 2:30 p.m., District 6 has had 832 votes cast today. I don't have the early [...]

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

By Christopher J. Lewis Mayor Ashton Hayward enjoyed a massive financial advantage in the campaign raking in $153,471 in money and in-kind contributions. Hayward invested $50 into his own campaign. "The Lewis Family" received five Hayward campaign mailers full of many pretty pictures. The [...]

City reaches tentative agreement with firefighters union

City reaches tentative agreement with firefighters union

City of Pensacola Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain informed the city council yesterday that city staff and leaders of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 707 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. "The tentative agreement will allow the city to address [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the soon-to-be-released 2014 Pensacola Community Survey. Mayor Ashton Hayward commissioned this past summer the Haas [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on Friday his first proactive initiative for 2014 -the creation of a lobbyist registry for those seeking an audience with the mayor, his staff or city council members. The details of the registry have yet to be posted on the city's website, but the mayor did [...]

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Taylor issues public apology over stolen campaign signs

Taylor issues public apology over stolen campaign signs

A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO MS. BARBERI & COUNCILMAN SPENCER City Council Candidate Mark Taylor Disagree’s With Actions From Two of His Campaign Volunteers I am still shocked by the revelation of these stolen signs, whether a misunderstanding occurred or not. I have never stolen anything in my life [...]

Pensacola city politics takes another bad turn. Two arrested over sign theft

Pensacola city politics takes another bad turn. Two arrested over sign theft

From Pensacola Police Department: Two Pensacola women were arrested this morning after an investigation determined they removed campaign signs from a yard. Ann Regan, 66, of 424 E. Government St., was charged with petit theft and Wendy Labarge, 56, of 227 E. Intendencia St., was charged with [...]

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

courtesy Governor's office In his latest "Upwords," Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward writes that the city has taken action on 62 different flood recovery projects, completing 37 of them. He said, "Staff is working through the FEMA process simultaneously and I expect the City to be fully [...]

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