Hayward taps Texas lawyer for city attorney

March 7, 2015

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced late Friday afternoon his choice for Pensacola City Attorney, Lysia Bowling, the city attorney for the City of San Angelo, Texas. “Lysia is extremely impressive, well-qualified candidate, and I am thrilled to…


Pensacola City Council agenda has 49 items

March 4, 2015

The Pensacola City Council may have set a record for its March 9 Agenda Review. It has 49 items. The agenda packet is 1,032 pages. They will be voting on contracts and expenditures totaling more than…


Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

February 26, 2015

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, we interviewed Mike Potters on Move to Amend. The Northwest Florida (Pensacola) Move To Amend Chapter will attend the Pensacola City Council meeting on March 12 to support discussion of a Council…


Hayward completes loop on pension reform

February 12, 2015

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees…

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Hazy outlook for medical pot legislation

February 11, 2015

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Proposals by two Republican lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana have a slim chance of passing this legislative session, based on the comments of a Senate committee chairman who…