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Kumbaya Through Clinched Jaws

Kumbaya Through Clinched Jaws

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 [...]

Councilwoman Myers’ Statement

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 [...]

Hayward Rallies Allies, Addresses Council’s Concerns

Hayward Rallies Allies, Addresses Council’s Concerns

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 [...]

Buzz: Huckabee to stump for Romney in Pcola on Saturday

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.

Council Beats Hayward-Piñata

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 [...]

Messer’s Statement

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 [...]

Myers, Hayward Tell It to the Judge

Myers, Hayward Tell It to the Judge

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 [...]

Possible conflict concerning council audit selection committee

Possible conflict concerning council audit selection committee

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. [...]

Romney campaign hosting events in Pensacola today

Romney campaign hosting events in Pensacola today

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.

Myers v. Hayward

Myers v. Hayward

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 [...]

Attorney General and how the City Council picked its audit firm

Attorney General and how the City Council picked its audit firm

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 [...]

The Long Search

The Long Search

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 [...]

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