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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 [...]

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

courtesy NorthEscambia.com The Town of Century is locked in a battle with Pensacola Energy Services, the city of Pensacola's gas utility. PES has been providing natural gas to businesses and schools inside Century's franchise area. NorthEscambia.com reports that Century Mayor Freddie McCall has [...]

Bare drops out of mayoral race

Press release from Councilman Bare: Today, Pensacola City Council Member Charles Bare withdrew from the Mayor’s race so that he could better focus on his role as an At-Large Councilman and Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Bare defeated incumbent Sam Hall on August 14, 2012 by [...]

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

The First Amendment Foundation has ranked the city of Pensacola’s website, cityofpensacola.com, third out of 47 cities in its recent report card on local government website transparency. The First Amendment Foundation evaluated websites on a wide range of criteria including financial [...]

Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former City Administrator Bill Reynolds has filed a lawsuit in circuit court against the city of Pensacola over his firing in July 2013. Reynolds is asking for his PTO (paid personal time off), severance pay and attorney's fees in his defense against a charge of a public records violation. In [...]

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Mayor Ashton Hayward raised another $11,200 in April to put his campaign funding for his re-election at $103,325. His two challengers are trailing far behind in fundraising, Councilman Charles Bare $2,275 (April $25) and Donna Clark $17,532 (April $1750). Councilman Brian Spencer is taking his [...]

DIB wants on input on Downtown parking, May 13

DIB wants on input on Downtown parking, May 13

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT BOARD (DIB) HOLDS INFORMATIONAL & INPUT PARKING MEETING WHAT: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) will hold an informational parking meeting to discuss the current and future plans for parking in Downtown. The meeting will be an overview of the present parking plan and [...]

Run the City of Pensacola’s Instagram for a weekend

Run the City of Pensacola’s Instagram for a weekend

In our May 1 issue, we recognized Pensacola newcomer Drew Buchanan for being given control of the city of Pensacola's Instagram account for a weekend. Buchanan wanted to make sure that we realized the honor of guest moderator was not linked to his praise of Mayor Ashton Hayward or his interest in [...]

Studer Supports Fish Hatchery

Studer Supports Fish Hatchery

Quint Studer sent a letter to the Pensacola City Council on Monday, May 5 in support of the proposed fish hatchery at Bruce Beach. He wanted to clear up his position on the controversial plan to lease the city-owned property to the state for the facility to be built with BP funds. “This past [...]

Hayward: We will rebuild

Hayward: We will rebuild

From Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward: Dear Neighbors: I know many of you have suffered because of this week’s severe weather. Many of you experienced flooding or other damage to your homes, businesses, or vehicles. Some of you have even lost the streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure [...]

Today we assess the damage

Today we assess the damage

Some in the media are declaring that Pensacola received more rainfall in a 24-hour period than any Florida city ever, 15-24 inches. The impact has been devastating to our region and today we will get a better understanding of just how bad we've been hit. Interim County Administrator Larry [...]

Weekend buzz: Ticking clock, Bye Bye Dick and Request for Apology

Weekend buzz: Ticking clock, Bye Bye Dick and Request for Apology

Time ticking on any new candidates The filing deadline is less than two months away. The qualifying period for state, city and county races is from noon June 16 to noon June 20. Rumors persist that someone will jump into the Republican primary against Escambia County Commissioner for District 2, [...]

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