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Wow, PNJ calls out Pensacola City Council

Wow, PNJ calls out Pensacola City Council

The editorial board of the Pensacola News Journal has finally gotten off the sidelines and weighed into the soul-killing political games and mean-spirited antics of the Pensacola City Council and blasted them in an editorial: "Wanted: City Council." The Pensacola City Council is in a bubble that [...]

City Receives Disparity Study

The Pensacola City Council will get a glimpse at a long-awaited disparity study today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. The group will also be discussing the hiring of a council executive. In June 2011, the city contracted with Tallahassee firm MGT to conduct a disparity study. The [...]

Pensacola City Council, At Large B

There are five Pensacola City Council seats up for grabs this election season. Two of those seats—including the At-Large B seat—will be on the ballot for the August primary. The At Large B seat currently belongs to Council President Sam Hall. He is being challenged by Charles Bare and Victor [...]

What was Pensacola Police Union offered

What was Pensacola Police Union offered

The Independent News obtained through a public record request the latest offer before the Fraternal Order of Police. The tentative agreement gave all the officers a one-time payment of $5,000 upon ratification, an additional $5,000 on Oct. 1, 2013 and an across-the-board pay increase of 3 [...]

Studer Negotiations

Studer Negotiations

Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer met with officials from the city of Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park Association this morning in an attempt to hammer out a lease for a parcel of property located at the Maritime Park. “We’re close,” said CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill at the end of [...]

ECUA, District 3 Race

The ECUA, District 3 race is packed with four Democrats. In the August primary, voters will decide between incumbent Elvin McCorvey and challengers Calvin Avant, Benell English and Clorissti Mitchell. Elvin McCorvey Elvin McCorvey has sat in the District 3 seat since the 1990s. He’s asking [...]

Busy Week for CMPA

The Community Maritime Park Association has an active week ahead. CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill will meet with city officials and Quint Studer on Tuesday regarding a proposed park development project, and the full Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday to explore the Equal Business Opportunity [...]

Reconnect Redo Undone?

Citizens will have one more opportunity tomorrow night to weigh in on plans for the city of Pensacola’s historic district and, more specifically, the reopening of East Government Street. Where the process goes from there remains uncertain. “There’s not really a ‘next step,’ as of [...]

Council Tables Budget

Pensacola City Council’s two-day budget session ended last night with a sudden swerve to the side of the road. The engine was overheating and all the needles had raced wildly into the red. After studying Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed FY2013 budget—holed up with city staff in marathon, [...]

Budget Workshop, Day 1

The Pensacola City Council began pouring over Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed budget today in the first of two—possibly three—workshops this week. They listened to hours of presentations from city staff. They enjoyed bottomless pots of coffee. They took stretch breaks and had their lunch [...]

Game of Thrones begins at 9 am

Game of Thrones begins at 9 am

The Pensacola City Council holds its first budget workshop today. According to the schedule provided the IN, the Committee of the Whole meeting will last from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. with a 90-minute lunch break. Last year's budget workshops were contentious with several council members absent or [...]

City Budget Workshops

In a series of workshops next week, the Pensacola City Council will dive into the Fiscal Year 2013 Proposed Budget. Mayor Ashton Hayward delivered his proposed budget to the city council in June. The $221 million budget comes in $600,000 below the previous year’s budget. It is also [...]

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