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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 [...]

Pensacola City Council may change law so it can meet less often

Pensacola City Council may change law so it can meet less often

Council President Andy Terhaar has proposed changes to the city code and city council rules that will require that the Pensacola City Council only have one regular meeting a month. The recommendation is based on the discussion held at council workshop on December 11. Over the past few years, [...]

Psst, someone needs to tell Pensacola City Council a hard freeze is coming

Psst, someone needs to tell Pensacola City Council a hard freeze is coming

Late this afternoon, the Pensacola City Council will release its agenda for its Jan. 15 regular meeting. Will the council discuss the recommendations made by its task force on homelessness? Cold, arctic weather is coming. A hard freeze is predicted for Wednesday night. The city council last [...]

Interesting Job Description for City Attorney leads to charter questions (update)

Interesting Job Description for City Attorney leads to charter questions (update)

The job description for the Pensacola City Attorney has been posted on The Florida Bar website: The City Attorney shall serve as the chief legal adviser to, and shall represent, elected or appointed officials, boards and commissions, and employees in the course and scope of their official duties [...]

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Sheriff David Morgan sent the Florida Ethics Commission his formal response to ex-County Commissioner Gene Valentino's complaint against him. Of the four complaints made by Valentino, the one that has received the most attention in the media concerns is a voice message the sheriff left the [...]

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