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Big Deal at the Airport

A big deal is brewing at the Pensacola International Airport. While local officials have kept the lid on the details fairly tight, it appears something is in the works. During last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting, City Administrator Bill Reynolds noted that Mayor Ashton Hayward wished [...]

Spencer Gets Round 2 as CRA Head

Spencer Gets Round 2 as CRA Head

The Community Redevelopment Agency, made up of the Pensacola City Council, selected new leaders this week. Councilman Brian Spencer was reelected as CRA chairman, while Councilwoman Megan Pratt, who previously served as chair, was elected as vice-chairman. Both Spencer and Pratt were [...]

Past due receivables at the Port of Pensacola continue to grow

As of November 30, the Port of Pensacola had accounts receivable totaling $506,393--with $109,935.04 that's over 120 days and due from NWF Cold Storage. The frozen chicken exporter owes a total of $215,854. The Pate's other company Pensacola Stevedoring owes the city $103,827--with $40,903 over 60 [...]

Council’s 1st COW

Council’s 1st COW

The Pensacola City Council will hold its first meeting today since seating four new members. It’s a full agenda, with topics including the new library tax, the Gulf Breeze-Pensacola natural gas dispute and the matter of council obtaining outside legal council. It’s a Gas Earlier this [...]

District 5 Town Hall

The next town-hall meeting in Mayor Ashton Hayward’s ‘Taking City Hall to the Citizens’ series will take place next week in District 5. It is the final such gathering for the year. The District 5 meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. It will be held at St. John Divine Missionary [...]

Hayward on Downtown, MURAC

Hayward on Downtown, MURAC

Mayor Ashton Hayward said this morning during a windblown press conference at Pensacola’s Plaza De Luna, that the city’s downtown core was vital to the entire municipalities’ overall success. “A dead downtown means a dead city,” Hayward addressed a crowd of around 50 people at the [...]

Mayor on MURAC

city of Pensacola press release: Hayward to hold press conference concerning URAC report   On Friday, December 7, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward will hold a press conference concerning the report of his Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee (URAC). The press conference will begin at [...]

Airport Director Off to Virgina

The director of the Pensacola International Airport will be leaving soon for a job in Virginia. The city of Pensacola—which owns the airport—released a statement today announcing Director Melinda Crawford’s exit. “Melinda has been a tremendous asset to the City of Pensacola and Pensacola [...]

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Prior to swearing in new Pensacola City Council members yesterday, outgoing members were honored. Each was given a framed resolution in recognition of their service on the council. “This has been a remarkable trip,” said outgoing council president Sam Hall. “Both the highs and the lows of [...]

Councilwoman Myers and her Fresh Start memo

Before the Pensacola City Council voted yesterday on its new president and vice-president, Councilwoman Sherri Myers handed out a memo entitled "Time for a Fresh Start." In the memo, she described the council president - who was Maren Deweese in 2011 and Sam Hall in 2012 - as the "face of the [...]

In what has become a holiday tradition, Mayor Hayward announces another committee

Press Release: Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that he has formed a Veterans Memorial Park Steering Committee, which will work to develop a framework for the park’s future management and oversight. The park has previously been managed by the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, [...]

Wu, Canada-Wynn to Lead Council into Future

Wu, Canada-Wynn to Lead Council into Future

After swearing in four new members, the new incarnation of the Pensacola City Council elected its most senior member to lead it for the next year. “This seems awkward to announce, but the president of city council is P.C. Wu,” said City Council President P.C. Wu. The newly seated council [...]

District 4 Town Hall notes, plus a poem

Mayor Ashton Hayward was in East Hill last night to answer questions about RESTORE Act money and address other concerns from District 4 residents as part of the “Taking City Hall to the Citizens” series. Held at the Bayview Senior Resource Center, Hayward and city officials gathered for just [...]

Daily backs Spencer and Wu for city council leadership

Daily backs Spencer and Wu for city council leadership

The Pensacola News Journal has endorsed Councilmen P.C. Wu and Brian Spencer as the best candidates for Council president, which the incoming council will select today. The Independent News is not sure it matters who holds that office. We've seen Mayor Ashton Hayward's handpicked candidates win the [...]

City Council Shuffle

The Pensacola City Council will see four new members seated tomorrow. Winners of this year’s election—including the council’s senior member, P.C. Wu, who ran unopposed—will be sworn in to office at noon. A special council meeting is scheduled for 11:45 at Pensacola City Hall. After [...]

Free Ashton sticker for sale online, Messer weighs in

The Independent News has the perfect stickers for citizens to voice their take on Pensacola City Council's attempt to put Mayor Ashton Hayward on trial for allegedly losing his temper with a city employee at the end of the October Gallery Night. On Cafepress (here), we have "Free Ashton" and "Let [...]

City Goes After Occupy Legal Fees

City Goes After Occupy Legal Fees

The city of Pensacola today filed a motion in the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida to reopen the Occupy Pensacola case so that  it can attempt to recoup legal fees. “It is the contention of the City that the examination of the entire record inherent in the Court’s [...]

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