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Pensacola City Council agenda has 49 items

Pensacola City Council agenda has 49 items

The Pensacola City Council may have set a record for its March 9 Agenda Review. It has 49 items. The agenda packet is 1,032 pages. They will be voting on contracts and expenditures totaling more than $5.6 million. Council President Andy Terhaar is proposing four hires for the council's staff. He [...]

Hayward reconnects with neighborhoods via digital newsletter

Hayward reconnects with neighborhoods via digital newsletter

When Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had the UWF Haas Center conduct a phone survey of his constituents, he and his administration received a C+ for their communication program. Last year, several neighborhood issues popped up - Dollar Store in Cordova Park and parole and probation office in [...]

IN 2010: Victor Steen and the pursuit for justice

IN 2010: Victor Steen and the pursuit for justice

By Sean Boone Inquest Decides Wrongdoing In Teen's Death The nightly news flickers with a shot of blue lights. A voice follows with information regarding the death of a teenager in Brownsville. It's Oct. 4, 2009 and Cassandra Steen has just settled in for the evening--flipping television [...]

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, we interviewed Mike Potters on Move to Amend. The Northwest Florida (Pensacola) Move To Amend Chapter will attend the Pensacola City Council meeting on March 12 to support discussion of a Council Resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that [...]

Buzz: Pensacola City Council may be awakening…very slowly

Buzz: Pensacola City Council may be awakening…very slowly

Councilman Brian Spencer is asking the city administration to look into panhandling and homelessness. He wants the city to review the Florida League of Cities' recommendations. Councilwoman Sherri Myers has already asked to place on the March agenda repeal of the city's 2013 homeless ordinances [...]

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

City to hold public meeting on engineering study. Will mayor attend?

The city of Pensacola announced this afternoon it will hold a public meeting to discuss engineering study findings for the April flood event for the Long Hollow and Downtown Pensacola areas. City consultants will make presentations on report findings and proposed solutions. Funding and grant [...]

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees and police officers’ [...]

Hazy outlook for medical pot legislation

Hazy outlook for medical pot legislation

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Proposals by two Republican lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana have a slim chance of passing this legislative session, based on the comments of a Senate committee chairman who helps control the fate of that chamber's measure. Rep. Greg Steube, [...]

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Northwest Florida Move to Amend is continuing its campaign to appeal to Pensacola City Council to adopt a resolution in favor of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that simply, clearly and unequivocally establishes that the People of the United States of America reject the U.S. Supreme [...]

Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. “Pensacola is fortunate to have what I believe is one of the finest police departments in the country, but we are always looking for ways that we [...]

City fire pension nearly fully funded

City  fire pension nearly fully funded

Richard Grover, a member of the city of Pensacola fire pension board, passed on to Inweekly the latest actuarial report on the fire pension. The plan is 94.58 percent funded, an amazing statistic considering how much of the government pension news has been just the opposite. In an email to Mayor [...]

Stormwater workshop set for Jan. 22

Stormwater workshop set for Jan. 22

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County will hold a joint public workshop to discuss stormwater management within the Pensacola Bay Basin, and information regarding flood mitigation options and their associated costs and benefits. The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are jointly applying for [...]

Food and beer now available at Pensacola International Airport

Food and beer now available at Pensacola International Airport

It has taken nearly a year, but Mayor Ashton Hayward's vision of having national brand food service at the Pensacola International Airport has become a reality. Einstein Bros. Bagels will no longer be serving from a kiosk in the pre-security area. The vendor will join Pensacola Beach House in [...]

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