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North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

Despite the best efforts of Council members Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Larry Johnson, the residents of North Hill will be allowed to discuss at the March 13 council meeting the city's permit for the old Coca-Cola plant on north Palafox to become a state probation office. Councilman Charles Bare had [...]

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

Buried in the Pensacola City Council's agenda packet for this week's set of meetings is Mayor Ashton Hayward's quarterly Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Report for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013. The report shows the payments to SBEs and awards to SBE subcontractors. For this past quarter, [...]

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Escambia County to rebid jail contracts Corrections Department Director Gordon Pike told the Escambia County Commission at its agenda review meeting on March 6 that he plans to rebid all the jail contracts. He made the statement when the commissioners questioned his recommendation to amend [...]

Mayor Hayward opposes Parole facility in North Hill area

Mayor Hayward opposes Parole facility in North Hill area

Another grassroots effort may have won. City Communications Director Tamara Fountain has announced that Mayor Hayward opposes the proposed Probation and Parole Center on North Palafox. The North Hill Preservation Association sent out this email last night: Dear Neighbors, WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! [...]

Six people attend two Pensacola budget input meetings

Six people attend two Pensacola budget input meetings

The city of Pensacola held this week two public input meetings on its 2014-15 budget. A grand total of six citizens attended them, which should be a clear indication that city needs to do more than simply issue press releases if it wants public input. Yesterday's meeting was held at 9 a.m. at [...]

City has another neighborhood controversy. North Hill in uproar

City has another neighborhood controversy. North Hill in uproar

First, we had Cordova Park upset about Dollar General building a store at the corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Boulevard. Now North Hill residents are unsettled about the city granting a permit to begin renovations to the old Coca Cola plant on North Palafox for the Florida Department of [...]

Scott ‘State of State’ address has opportunity stopping at Panama City, overlooks Pensacola…oops

Scott ‘State of State’ address has opportunity stopping at Panama City, overlooks Pensacola…oops

Governor Rick Scott gave is State of the State address today. Key quote that has Twitter buzzing: "The stories of opportunity in Florida stretch from east to west – from Key West to Panama City." STATE OF THE STATE – “DESTINATION OPPORTUNITY” Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and [...]

‘Awake the State’ rally today across Florida, including Pensacola

‘Awake the State’ rally today across Florida, including Pensacola

Today communities across Florida will rally in support of issues important to working families an to remind Florida’s elected leaders in Tallashasee that they are watching them. Tuesday marks the opening of the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. The events have grown from a handful in 2011 to [...]

Poll shows uncertainty in direction of Pensacola city government

Poll shows uncertainty in direction of Pensacola city government

Nearly five years after Pensacola residents voted to change their form of city government, few believe that the city is going in the right direction, according to a recent telephone poll by the Independent News. Which direction do you feel Pensacola government is [...]

Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

DOJ not interested in negotiating The word of last week's visit by the U.S. Department of Justice is the agency isn't interested in negotiating with the Escambia County Commission. We expect to hear more about the price tag of complying with the DOJ final order over the next few weeks. It will be [...]

City Holds Two Public Meetings Regarding 2015 Budget

The City of Pensacola welcomes the community to a public meeting to provide an opportunity to learn more about the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget. There will be two meetings. Details below: FIRST MEETING Monday, March 3, 2014 Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center 913 South I Street 5:30 [...]

Blankets allowed, moratorium on any other changes to Pensacola homeless laws

Blankets allowed, moratorium on any other changes to Pensacola homeless laws

The Pensacola City Council approved Councilwoman Sherri Myers' ordinance amendment to allow people to cover themselves with blankets in city parks. However, when it came to dealing with the other “homeless ordinances,” the debate became heated at last night's city council meeting. Councilman [...]

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