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Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

June 18, 2015

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.…

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A few more points on MCM-BAP offer

June 17, 2015

I spoke with Jim Reeves, chairman of the CMPA Board of Directors, last night. He agrees the June 8 offer by MCM-BAP is very different than the one his board voted on in January. Reeves described…

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City Council Agenda missing a few items

June 10, 2015

The agenda for next week’s Pensacola City Council meeting is missing a few items: CBRE update on Maritime Park and the proposed hotel and condo development. Actually any update from CBRE would be nice. Has the…

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Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

June 10, 2015

The $18-million fish hatchery that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward pushed through the Pensacola City Council two years ago may not be completed until early 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last…

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Special meeting on CMPA board tomorrow

May 11, 2015

The Pensacola City Council will hold an Emergency Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, beginning at 4:00 P.M., Council Chambers, 1st Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. To discuss Community Maritime Park Associates,…

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Mr. Mayor, please let the people talk with you

May 8, 2015

One person missing from the Destination 2020 event was Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. As I watched the slides of hundreds of citizens – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, young, old – participating in meetings on tourism, I…

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City of Pensacola hires new PIO

April 13, 2015

City COO Tamara Fountain announced this afternoon that Vernon Stewart has been hired as the city’s public information officer. In her email introduction, Fountain said, “Vernon is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He…

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Viewpoint: What is a Strong Mayor?

April 13, 2015

By George Hawthorne, CEO, Diversity Program Advisors, Inc. Writing “strong memos” does not make a “strong mayor” in the absence of concise actions, transactional transparency and unambiguous communications. Strong mayors provide governance, policies and leadership that…