City 3-1-1 app still not catching on

February 3, 2016

Inweekly had Duwayne Escobedo look into the City of Pensacola’s 3-1-1 service, which handled a little over 400 calls a month last year–most of which were requests for city phone numbers or other agencies. The closure…

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Pensacolians love their fire and police

January 25, 2016

City of Pensacola residents gave the Pensacola Fire and Police departments, City Sanitation and City Parks high grades, according to a telephone conducted by the University of West Florida HAAS Center in the last quarter of…


Viewpoint: Downtown – Barely Getting Started

January 19, 2016

By John Peacock, Downtown Improvement Board chairman The City of Pensacola is an amazingly wonderful place to live, work and play, and the downtown area is quickly becoming a destination for businesses and visitors alike. Palafox…


Olson gives update on city projects

January 19, 2016

At the end of the five-hour Pensacola City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, City Administrator Eric Olson gave his update on city operations. The mayor’s recommendation to build new Fire Station #3 on Summit Boulevard…


City Hall 2015 Review: Airport, Disparity and Lobbyists

December 30, 2015

When Inweekly interviewed Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson and COO Tamara Fountain in December 2014, we asked about the airport operations, disparity study and lobbyist registry. Airport Airport Director Greg Donovan resigned in July 2014 to…


City Hall 2015 Review: Improving infrastructure

December 29, 2015

Another part of the Hayward administration’s 2015 work plan was improving the city’s infrastructure. In December 2014, Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson told Inweekly that he was working on a big project –National Disaster Resilience Competition–that…


City Hall had trouble locking in 2014 gains

December 28, 2015

Last December, Inweekly sat down with City of Pensacola Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson and Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain to discuss their work plan for 2015. Our goal was to establish metrics for the city’s…


#AccessDenied: Morris misled citizen on Manna zoning issue

December 14, 2015

Last week, Sherry Morris, the City’s Planning Services Administrator, declined to answer questions regarding the Long Hollow Radio Tower and the Manna exception request, according to Public Information Officer Vernon Stewart. Stewart suggested the Inweekly look…