"I appreciate Judge Duncan’s wisdom and his ruling today in support of my policy. As I have said before, and Judge Duncan confirmed today, the Charter is very clear on this point: Communications by individual Council members to City employees must be made solely through the Mayor. My memorandum [...]
Court Order: Hayward can have individual council members go through his office, Myers pays her legal fees
In the suit Sherri Myers v. Ashton Hayward, Judge Scott Duncan found that the Mayor's policy limiting council members communications with city staff is too board by being addressed his memo to the entire council and not individual members. The Council has the power per the charter to make [...]
Mayor Ashton Hayward arrived at last night’s meeting just in time for the Pensacola City Council’s discussion regarding his veto of its budget amendment. He slipped into the seat behind the plate bearing his name and smiled at the gallery. “My motion is that the council override the [...]
Following Mayor Ashton Hayward’s press conference Wednesday, Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers has issued a statement. She was apparently not invited to the press event. Currently, Myers is involved in a lawsuit against the mayor. Hayward has also vetoed a council budget amendment that [...]
One day before the Pensacola City Council is to consider its reaction to his veto, Mayor Ashton Hayward called a press conference to discuss the troubled relationship between the city’s executive and legislative branches. “As you know, we haven’t always agreed,” Hayward said to the [...]
A source close to the Mitt Romney campaign told the IN that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Pensacola Saturday to campaign for the GOP presidential candidate. The site for the rally hasn't been selected, but the rally is expected to be in the early evening. Stay tuned.
It looks like Thursday is shaping up as the main event, but last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting was nothing to sleep through. The stage was set, new storylines were pitched. One man in attendance supplied the gallery with popcorn for the show. During its Committee of the Whole meeting [...]
Earlier this month, the Pensacola City Council made two amendments to Mayor Ashton Hayward's proposed 2013 budget. The mayor then vetoed one of council's amendments. In vetoing the amendment—which removed marketing money from the MIS budget and placed it into the council's own budget—Hayward [...]
Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers and Mayor Ashton Hayward will have to wait until the end of the week to find out which will prevail in their legal battle. “This obviously is an important case, it’s important to the citizens of Pensacola,” said Circuit Judge J. Scott Duncan after [...]
The Pensacola City Council took over in May the selection process of the audit firm for the city's annual audit. Instead of having the city's finance director, Dick Barker, on the committee, the council replaced him with a CPA from the community. Two people were nominated for the CPA spot. [...]
Congressman Jeff Miller is joining the Students for Romney today at 9 a.m. on the main campus of Pensacola State College. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward is another one at the Maritime Park stadium at 2:30 p.m. To RSVP for Hayward event - visit here.
Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and City Councilwoman Sherri Myers will meet this morning for a court hearing over a lawsuit filed against the mayor after he issued a memorandum requesting that council members go through his office when communicating with city staff. In May, Hayward issued the [...]
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has ruled that the original request for proposal (RFP) for an audit firm that was created by City Finance Director Dick Barker and found to be defective could not be made valid by an approval by the council's audit committee. See Bondi letter. The selection [...]
With a list of three finalists for the job, Pensacola City Council members met this morning to discuss the ongoing search for a council executive. When President Sam Hall threw a fourth name on the table, the already long and winding process experienced another hiccup on the road towards the [...]