Mayor pushes council to decide about its staff

December 8, 2015

Though the Pensacola City Council eventually decided to place the mayoral add-on onto its agenda for Wednesday, some members initially raised concerns about the request to layout designs for future staffing needs. Newly-elected council President Charles…


Wells to be reassigned

December 2, 2015

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has notified the City Council that he will retain and reassign Rusty Wells, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Wells was the city attorney from 2008-2011. Hayward let him go when he took office.…


Bare assumes presidency

November 25, 2015

Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare ended Tuesday morning center-dais in his newly-won president’s seat, but he began it addressing his peers on council from the public lectern. “I think sometimes we forget what it’s like to…

Environment Pensacola

Podcast: Underhill on Bayou Chico clean-up

November 17, 2015

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill yesterday appeared on News Talk 1370’s ‘Pensacola Speaks’ to talk about the brewing controversy surrounding the dredging of Bayou Chico. Underhill said: “The county purchased the Jackson Lakes property. It used…


Food truck ordinance crashes

November 13, 2015

Several times over the course of the conversation Thursday evening, Pensacola City Council members noted how they’d kicked the issue of food trucks down the line for three years. Talked about how they were tired of…

Long Hollow Pensacola

Radio Tower and public safety

November 12, 2015

Public safety is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of municipal government. City ordinances are enacted to ensure structures are built soundly and in accordance with state and city building codes. Inspections are made periodically to…