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Hayward drops out of BLAB TV production, but show will go on

From Tamara Fountain, City Communications Administrator: Statement by Mayor Ashton Hayward on BLAB TV show I’m proud of the hard work that the City and its incredible workforce are doing every day for the citizens of Pensacola. The concept of the of the BLAB TV program was to highlight [...]

Digital Town Hall update at the two-hour mark: two answers, two more questions

Digital Town Hall update at the two-hour mark: two answers, two more questions

Last night at Commissioner May's town hall meeting, over 70 questions were turned in over a two-hour period. The City Digital Town Hall has had seven questions in its first two hours. The mayor has responded to two of them: Mayor Ashton Hayward Drew - great question. We are making big gains on [...]

Mayor’s Digital Town Hall slow to respond to questions

Mayor’s Digital Town Hall slow to respond to questions

The mayor's first digital town hall started at 10 a.m. today on Facebook. Forty-five minutes into it, he has five questions and no answers have been posted. Drew Buchanan Thanks for doing this digital town hall! A fantastic way to go straight to Pensacolians for answers to issues that impact [...]

Hayward’s new television plan would not be allowed under county public access tv policy

Hayward’s new television plan would not be allowed under county public access tv policy

On Monday, former Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren Deweese accused Mayor Ashton Hayward of using city dollars to promote his re-election campaign via a weekly television program that would be paid with city funds. In the documents supplied by Deweese in an email sent to the city council and the [...]

Scott wants more restrictions on marijuana proposal

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of [...]

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar hosts ‘Meet Pensacola Mondays.’ Focus on Pensacola Mayor’s race today, 5 pm

Email from Melissa Temsook, Catering Manager, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar: Hi Friends, I just wanted to reach out to you all and let you know about Old Hickory's newest promotion, "Meet Pensacola Mondays" (we have a facebook page for it) Every Monday we will be hosting a happy hour aimed at [...]

Weekend Buzz: Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Weekend Buzz:  Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Commissioner May wants to discuss crime, neighborhoods and education Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, District 3, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at the Brownsville assembly of God, Reception Hall, 3100 West Desoto Street. The topics are Crime, Education and [...]

Hayward sends out newsletter defending the charter

Hayward sends out newsletter defending the charter

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward defends the 2010 city charter via his newsletter "Upwords:" Five years ago, I stood with citizens across our community to push for leadership, accountability, and vision. Voters approved a new City Charter and “strong mayor” form of government by a wide [...]

Context Florida: Here we go again, another Pensacola ‘what-if?’

Context Florida: Here we go again, another Pensacola ‘what-if?’

Shannon Nickinson has written a viewpoint on the Bruce Beach lease for a fish hatchery. City officials are finalizing a lease agreement to build a fish hatchery and research facility on city-owned property at Bruce Beach. We've been talking about this since June of 2011. The agreement would [...]

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

The Airport Food Concessions and North Hill/DCC controversies had no impact on Mayor Ashton Hayward's ability to raise funds for his 2014 re-election campaign. Hayward raised $12,050 in March, bringing his monetary total to $92,175. The March figure is the third best fundraising month for the [...]

Weekend Buzz: North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Weekend Buzz:  North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Food trucks coming in May Sherry Morris, the city of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator, has sent to the city council a draft document outlining the City's upcoming Food Truck Pilot Program, which is modeled after in New Orleans. “We believe that this program will be a good [...]

Notes on Airport Concessions hearing yesterday

Notes on Airport Concessions hearing yesterday

Judge Gary Bergosh heard arguments for nearly five hours on a temporary injunction request by Robert de Varona, the airport’s food concessionaire, to prevent the city from removing and storing his restaurant kitchen equipment, furniture and other items. Begun at 2 p.m., the hearing didn’t end [...]

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