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Municipal Official of the Year award named for Wu

August 12, 2015

Somehow the City of Pensacola’s Communications Department missed this. Jackson County Floridan reports that during the June 2015 Northwest Florida League of Cities board meeting, members voted unanimously to name the annual Municipal Official of the…

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Three strikes put Olson on the hot seat

August 12, 2015

The News Journal is reporting today that Mayor Ashton Hayward’s City Administrator Eric Olson has been accused of threatening an NAS employee who also heads the city’s oldest neighborhood association. The story follows a similar report…

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Councilman Brian Spencer also cleared

August 11, 2015

The Florida Ethics Commission also dismissed a series of allegations against Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer. From the report: No probable cause was found to believe that Pensacola City Councilmember BRIAN SPENCER had a voting conflict…

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No special snowflakes at Pensacola City Hall

August 10, 2015

Few are surprised that Tamara Fountain is no longer working for Mayor Ashton Hayward. If we have learned anything about the mayor over the past five years, it’s that Ashton’s loyalty to his employees lasts as…

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COO Fountain resigns

August 10, 2015

Press Release: The City of Pensacola announced today that Tamara Fountain would step down as Chief Operations Officer in order to pursue other opportunities. During her tenure, Fountain has managed the City’s enterprises – including Pensacola…

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Hiring Fountain makes sense if…

August 10, 2015

From the perspective of education and work history, Mayor Hayward’s hiring of Tamara Fountain as his Communications Administrator, at a salary above the market, doesn’t make sense. But it does if she was hired to help…

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PBR: Olson has his own cover-up

August 9, 2015

While his co-leader, COO Tamara Fountain, is battling to keep her job, City Administrator Eric Olson has some explaining to do about the Planning Department and the Planning Board–both of which fall under his supervision according…

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Resume-gate: One more misstatement

August 8, 2015

When Mayor Hayward’s Chief Operations Officer, Tamara Fountain, tried to defend to PNJ reporter Will Isern why she did not have a resume in her personnel file, she told Isern that she was initially contracted by…