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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 [...]

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 [...]

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Greg Donovan, Director of the City-owned Pensacola International Airport (PNS), will leave to take a position as the Executive Director of the Melbourne Airport Authority / Melbourne International Airport (MLB), located in Melbourne, [...]

Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

The Melbourne Airport Authority today offered the executive director's position to Pensacola International Airport Director Greg Donovan. Florida Today reports that he was the unanimous choice of the six authority members. The pay scale listed for the job is between $129,000 to $163,000 [...]

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Proposed Charter Revisions for Workshop Prepared by Charles Bare   Issue 1: Powers and Duties   Summary: The text referring to powers and duties for the Mayor and the Council should be changed to duties. These changes will alleviate ambiguity in the language of the charter and [...]

Pensacola City Council to explore charter amendments, June 16

Pensacola City Council to explore charter amendments, June 16

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop on Monday, June 16, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m., Hagler Mason Conference Room, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. The purpose to allow council members to discuss possible charter amendments for 2014 election cycle. The workshop will be [...]

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