City District 2 Town Hall, Aug. 22

August 3, 2017

From Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers: Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., at Asbury Place behind Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Ave., across the street from Pensacola State College. I am hosting…


Pensacola mayor wants to borrow another $5.3M

August 1, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward wants to borrow more money against future revenues. This time he wants the Pensacola City Council to approve bond issues for the Eastside and Westside Redevelopment Districts, $1.307 million and $4.082 million…


Pensacola mayor abandons fiscal conservatism

July 27, 2017

During his first term, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward proposed cuts in government spending that let him run for re-election in 2014 on a fiscal conservative platform. He achieved the savings by giving the West Florida Regional…


Pensacola mayor spent $230K on losing legal cases

July 26, 2017

In May and June, Mayor Ashton Hayward paid Beggs & Lane $95,846 to represent him and his administration on a variety of issues. Mayor Hayward lost two cases – Pitts Slip Appeal – billing for 1/30/17-6/13/17:…


City-Firefighters agree on contract

July 25, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced, in a press release, that he has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters Local 707, representing the City of Pensacola’s…

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City of Pensacola shuts public out of budget

July 18, 2017

Councilwoman Sherri Myers called Inweekly to say City Administrator Eric Olson and CFO Dick Barker got irate when she showed up for a budget briefing with Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy. Apparently city officials want budget discussions…

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Port of Pensacola 2018 budget is bleak

July 18, 2017

In May, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced plans to convert Warehouse 4 at the Port of Pensacola into a marine research center in conjunction with the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Florida Fish and…