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Another observation from Monday Council Marathon

Another observation from Monday Council Marathon

The height of dysfunction is to hold a council workshop on a film commission, have city staff make a presentation, and not have any council support for the proposal. A simple request for a show of hands from city council members in June would have been enough to see if there was any interest to [...]

Mayor’s office sneaks in bad news updates at end of five-hour meeting marathon

Mayor’s office sneaks in bad news updates at end of five-hour meeting marathon

The Pensacola City Council met for nearly five hours yesterday: agenda review, CRA meeting and council workshop. At the very end of the last meeting, City Administrator Eric Olson chose to give updates on a litany of outstanding city projects. Some of the news was good, but most of it was [...]

Chief Simmons retirement celebration on July 15

Chief Simmons retirement celebration on July 15

A retirement celebration is scheduled for Wednesday (July 15) to honor Police Chief Chip W. Simmons, who is retiring after 29 years with the Pensacola Police Department. The reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center, 913 South I St. Simmons began his [...]

Pensacola City Council workshops film commission and climate control

Pensacola City Council workshops film commission and climate control

The Pensacola City Council holds its monthly week of meetings this week (Calliope music playing in the background). The city leaders will its regular meeting on Thursday. Today the council has the agenda review, CRA and a workshop. At the workshop, Mayor Ashton Hayward's Pensacola Economic [...]

Lutimothy May laid off by city of Pensacola

Lutimothy May laid off by city of Pensacola

Rev. LuTimothy May is no longer Mayor Ashton Hayward's community outreach administrator. The man who chaired the mayor's transition team in 2010, and whom Hayward has referred to as being one of his spiritual advisers, was told on Monday that the city was reorganizing and his position had been [...]

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

The Hayward administration has struggled to find significant wins to tout during the first six months of 2015. Press releases on airport food can only take you so far. If he can turnaround the projects that have hit snags, Hayward's second half could finish strong. If not, the private sector [...]

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

The battle over the Confederate flag continues today at Escambia Board of County Commissioners. On the agenda is an item for the county to remove all flags from county grounds except for the U.S. and Florida state flags. This is what the BCC passed last December, but the board voted in March to [...]

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

The application period for the new Pensacola City Council executive closed on June 15. At a council workshop held June 24 at Airport Conference Room, consultant Al Coby told the council that 56 people submitted applications. “From the applications I have gone over, there are 35 that do [...]

Pensacola mayor removes Confederate flag

Pensacola mayor removes Confederate flag

The mayor's office issued this statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward today: Today, I directed City staff to remove the Confederate Flag from display at all City of Pensacola facilities and to fly in its place the flag of the State of Florida. While the Confederate Flag undeniably represents [...]

Hayward proposes $211 million budget for FY 2016.

Hayward proposes $211 million budget for FY 2016.

The City of Pensacola’s fiscal year 2016 budget, totaling $211,183,000, has been uploaded to the city's website. As we reported earlier, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has projected a 2.7 percent increase in taxable property values within the city limits. The increase in [...]

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

In my research on MCM-BAP and CBRE, I came across the 2013 market analysis that CBRE did for the mayor's office. It was to be the blueprint for how the international real estate firm marketed available property at the Community Maritime Park, Port of Pensacola and Pensacola International [...]

MCM-BAP backs up, will submit a third plan

MCM-BAP backs up, will submit a third plan

At the Pensacola City Council workshop, Miami developer MCM-BAP said it will submit a revised proposal within the next three weeks. The new proposal, the third in six months, will include real estate taxes and common area maintenance fees. Meanwhile, I hope that the mayor's office and CBRE will [...]

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

A few more odd points concerning the MCM-BAP MOU: 1) The cover letter is on MCM-BAP letterhead but addressed to Willy A. Bermello of Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Eric Valderrama of MCM, Munilla Construction Management LLC--the heads of MCM-BAP. There is a space for the City of Pensacola [...]

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Ashton Hayward -through his COO Tamara Fountain- has come out against the modified deal from a Miami developer for four parcels at the Maritime Park, according to an article published in the daily newspaper today. Since January, CBRE, the city's real estate broker, has been negotiating a [...]

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