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Studer Negotiations

Studer Negotiations

Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer met with officials from the city of Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park Association this morning in an attempt to hammer out a lease for a parcel of property located at the Maritime Park. “We’re close,” said CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill at the end of [...]

ECUA, District 3 Race

The ECUA, District 3 race is packed with four Democrats. In the August primary, voters will decide between incumbent Elvin McCorvey and challengers Calvin Avant, Benell English and Clorissti Mitchell. Elvin McCorvey Elvin McCorvey has sat in the District 3 seat since the 1990s. He’s asking [...]

Busy Week for CMPA

The Community Maritime Park Association has an active week ahead. CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill will meet with city officials and Quint Studer on Tuesday regarding a proposed park development project, and the full Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to explore the Equal Business Opportunity [...]

Reconnect Redo Undone?

Citizens will have one more opportunity tomorrow night to weigh in on plans for the city of Pensacola’s historic district and, more specifically, the reopening of East Government Street. Where the process goes from there remains uncertain. “There’s not really a ‘next step,’ as of [...]

Council Tables Budget

Pensacola City Council’s two-day budget session ended last night with a sudden swerve to the side of the road. The engine was overheating and all the needles had raced wildly into the red. After studying Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed FY2013 budget—holed up with city staff in marathon, [...]

Budget Workshop, Day 1

The Pensacola City Council began pouring over Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed budget today in the first of two—possibly three—workshops this week. They listened to hours of presentations from city staff. They enjoyed bottomless pots of coffee. They took stretch breaks and had their lunch [...]

Game of Thrones begins at 9 am

Game of Thrones begins at 9 am

The Pensacola City Council holds its first budget workshop today. According to the schedule provided the IN, the Committee of the Whole meeting will last from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. with a 90-minute lunch break. Last year's budget workshops were contentious with several council members absent or [...]

City Budget Workshops

In a series of workshops next week, the Pensacola City Council will dive into the Fiscal Year 2013 Proposed Budget. Mayor Ashton Hayward delivered his proposed budget to the city council in June. The $221 million budget comes in $600,000 below the previous year’s budget. It is also [...]

Studer, Hayward and the Negotiation Blues

Quint Studer is hoping to construct a $12 million dollar office complex on a parcel at the Community Maritime Park. And while officials with the city of Pensacola seem to desire the same, hammering out an acceptable deal is taking some effort. Yesterday, Studer—owner of the Blue Wahoos [...]

ECUA, District 5

There are three ECUA, District 5 candidates looking for votes in the August primary election. Incumbent Larry Walker will go up against challengers Barry Tweedie and Charlou Williams; all three candidates are Republicans. There is no challenger awaiting the primary winner in November. Barry [...]

Crime and the City

Crime and the City

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has map that graphically shows what crimes have been committed and where in the county. The westside of the City of Pensacola --south of Fairfield Drive and between I-110 and Pace Blvd---has been hit hard over the past seven days: 10 assaults and batteries, 1 [...]

Loco for the Logo

Loco for the Logo

The city has a new brand. A brand new brand. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced the city’s new brand today at the Saenger Theater downtown. The new brand represents a shift away from the ‘City of Five Flags’ moniker and is meant to better convey the area’s assets when marketing the [...]

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