Press Release: Small businessman Mark Taylor filed today to run for the District 6 seat on the Pensacola City Council. Taylor, 33, is the owner of Mark Taylor Construction and co-founder and volunteer coordinator of Pensacola World Changers, a charity that has replaced 105 roofs, built wheel [...]
Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare has received confirmation from the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office that he had gathered enough signatures to be placed on the ballot in Pensacola Mayor's Race for the 2014 Primary and/or General elections. He is the first Mayoral candidate to [...]
Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said last Friday in his 'Upwords' that he will support changes to his homeless ordinances the city council passed last year. He said that his change of heart came after a meeting with Rev. Nathan Monk and John Johnson. "Next week, the Council will consider amending [...]
The agenda is out for next week’s Pensacola City Council meeting. Dick Barker, city finance director, has included the financial report for the first quarter (Oct-Dec, 2013). The Osceola Golf Course continues to lose money--$119,100 deficit for the first quarter. Usage is down 52 percent from [...]
There is some confusion over how the city of Pensacola's homeless ordinances become law. They were passed by the Pensacola City Council last May, but they originated in the mayor's office. In fact that's how PNJ reporter Nate Monroe described the three ordinances given to the council to [...]
The daily newspaper is reporting today that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward may use his executive authority to replace Varona's at the Pensacola International Airport with temporary vendors until a new Request for Proposal process is completed. At act that veteran City Councilman P.C. Wu described [...]
During the “Mornings with the Mayor” session on Wednesday, I asked Mayor Ashton Hayward about his proposal to lease Bruce Beach for a dollar a year for a fish hatchery. He and his city administrator, Colleen Castille, has spent a significant amount of time at the session with the media [...]
Reporters asked Mayor Ashton Hayward and City Administrator Colleen Castille about the broken sprinkler line that flooded the concourse recently. This is the written reply we received today from Airport Director Greg Donovan: The exact cause of the recent pipe bust is still undergoing [...]
When Mayor Ashton Hayward gave his 2013 State of the City address, he spoke of the need for a regional approach to economic development. "An essential element of successful economic growth is a collaborative spirit across our entire region" said Hayward. Then in December, Hayward rushed a [...]
We've got Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson, Political Strategist Ryan Wiggins and Sgt. Andy Hobbs.
The Pensacola Voice has begun polling and surveying likely voters and citizens about certain hot issues around the region. Led by Asst. Editor Greg Fink (formerly marketing researh director and CEO of Open Market Research as well as Marketing Metrics and Media, LLC), the paper used the Interactive [...]
The City of Pensacola Environmental Advisory Board meets on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Conference Room, 1st floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. There is no mention on the proposed fish hatchery. The advisory will focus on trees. See agenda.