Factors to reimburse public official for legal defense

December 4, 2017

In her review of whether Escambia County should pay for Commissioner Doug Underhill’s legal defense, Senior Assistant AG Teresa Mussetto reviewed the applicability of the common law principles regarding the reimbursement of fess for public officials…


History of federal probe of Ashton Hayward

December 1, 2017

On Aug. 26, 2014, Interim City Administrator Dick Barker notified the Pensacola City Council by email that the U.S. District Attorney was investigating the city and that staff members were being questioned. The Hayward administration had…


City Council and CRA are not the same

November 29, 2017

The Pensacola City Council members are also members of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. However, they are two distinct legal entities under Florida law. A council vote is not a substitute for a CRA vote. When…


Four years ago, Miller appointed Port director

November 21, 2017

This week in 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward appointed Amy Miller as the director of the Port of Pensacola, the first female to hold that position and the the only female Port Director in the state of…