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Johnson’s Asmar Question

Just before the end of last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson asked the question again. He wanted to know why the mayor’s chief of staff had not disclosed his business relationships. “We have a part-time, contract employee that has a private [...]

DIB Looks at LTU, Kimbrough Bids Adieu

The Downtown Improvement Board this morning signed off on its Business and Development Committee’s revisions to the city’s proposed License to Use regulations. The new LTU rules will govern business’s use of the city’s right of way, such as for cafe seating on downtown sidewalks. “The [...]

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

During their presentation to the Pensacola City Council last night, representatives from the Zimmerman Agency distributed copies of a recent issue of the Gulf Coast Business Review featuring a large picture of Mayor Ashton Hayward and a write-up on the city. The article, entitled ‘Punchline No [...]

Blue COW

Blue COW

The Pensacola City Council will address one of the city’s so-called ‘blue laws’ today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Blue laws are typically older regulations that attempt to bar certain activities on Sundays. Planning Administrator Sherry Morris explained to the city council [...]

Sidewalk Rules

During a special meeting this morning, the Downtown Improvement Board’s Business and Development Committee met to discuss the city of Pensacola’s proposed regulations governing the usage of its sidewalks. “You can’t have the wild, wild west out there and have everybody doing what they [...]

Council Questions Budget

Council Questions Budget

While they tentatively approved Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed budget, members of the Pensacola City Council still have some questions. During yesterday’s budget hearing, council members expressed concerns about the funding of outside agencies, the city’s new marketing contact and budgetary [...]

City Budget Hearing

The Pensacola City Council today will hold the first of two public hearings pertaining to the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. After looking at Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed numbers during workshops in July, the city council decided to delay signing off on the budget until [...]

Barricades Removed from Occupy’s Corner

Barricades Removed from Occupy’s Corner

The barricades encircling the corner sidewalk of Government and Spring streets—the Occupy Pensacola corner—have been removed. Occupiers are now being allowed to return. “They already have, actually,” said Derek Cosson, spokesman for the city of Pensacola. Earlier today, Cosson said a [...]

Un-Occupied

Un-Occupied

The Hurricane Isaac winds blowing through the area have apparently swept away the Occupy Pensacola encampment at Pensacola City Hall. The camp is now gone, replaced by barricades. A city hall employee and Pensacola Police officer were tending to the corner earlier today. They directed questions [...]

Praying for a Better Day

Praying for a Better Day

A group of local ministers gathered today to make a statement regarding the recent string of shootings in the Pensacola area. The First West Florida Baptist District Association is concerned about the impact the violence is having on their communities and congregations. “Too many of our young [...]

Deweese prefiles for mayor

If Ashton Hayward decides to run for re-election, it appears he will have an opponent. Councilwoman Maren Deweese withdrew from the re-election bid for the City Council District 3 that would have been decide in November and pre-filed for Mayor of Pensacola, which will be held in 2014. Official [...]

Special City Council Meeting Cancelled

With an approaching tropical storm—or, perhaps hurricane—in the Gulf, today’s special meeting of the Pensacola City Council has been cancelled. The meeting was called off  about an hour prior to its 1:15 p.m. start time. The council was scheduled to take up two issues: it’s search for a [...]

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