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Pensacola City Council has a busy night set (update)

Pensacola City Council has a busy night set (update)

The Pensacola City Council meets tonight. They have a full agenda. Here is what happened at their agenda review meeting: Homeless Blanket Debate Round 2 The Pensacola City Council voted, 4-3, to prevent the city council from changing any of the city's homeless ordinances, including the [...]

City of Pensacola to hold public records workshop for media

City of Pensacola to hold public records workshop for media

City Invites Members of Press to One-Hour Workshop WHAT: The City of Pensacola invites members of the press to attend a one-hour workshop to gain knowledge of the City’s Public Records System, Domestic Partnership Registry, and an update on the 3-1-1 System. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. [...]

Roy Jones, Jr. wants to be mayor of Pensacola

Roy Jones, Jr. wants to be mayor of Pensacola

Pensacola's favorite son and boxing legend, Roy Jones, Jr., plans to run for mayor of Pensacola, according to BoxingScene.com. Jones, age 45, is the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years back in 2003. BoxingScene.com says he is serious. "A lot of kids [...]

How City of Pensacola public records request system works

How City of Pensacola public records request system works

On Feb. 4, I sent City Communications Director Tamara Fountain a request: We are looking into doing a story on the city’s public record system. I would like to come over to city hall interview Jane and see how the new system works. And I waited, and I waited, and I waited. On Saturday, [...]

Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Mayor Ashton Hayward's proposal to lease Bruce Beach for a $1 a year for 50 years and allow a fish hatchery to be built in the city's urban core has become a controversial issue, particularly since it will only create about 15 jobs on the site. The facility will be built with NRDA dollars, but [...]

Weekend buzz: Cash cow, ST Aerospace pushback, Mickey Mouse stays out of governor race

Weekend buzz: Cash cow, ST Aerospace pushback, Mickey Mouse stays out of governor race

Hayward has out raised all candidates Ashton Hayward's re-election campaign will be well-financed. He has raised more money than all other candidates in all Escambia County races combined-- Hayward $72,515, All others $62,703. In 2010, Hayward raised $105,551 for both the primary and general [...]

Questions about Hayward’s proposed fish hatchery persist

Questions about Hayward’s proposed fish hatchery persist

The News Journal tackles today Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward’s fish hatchery project—“A new home for a fish farm on Bruce Beach?” The story is a perfect compliment to the our cover story last week –“Go Fish?” Since the public began openly questioning the scientific value and [...]

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

The Pensacola City Council did pass a resolution at its Feb. 13 meeting to establish an 11-person task force to "tweak" the three ordinances recommended by Mayor Ashton Hayward and passed by the body last May. The task force is expected to make recommendations on viable solutions to help the city [...]

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

I spoke with Rev. Nathan Monk yesterday afternoon after our interview on IN Your Head Radio. The minister who has been an advocate for the homeless for years said that he expected a crowd to attend tonight's Pensacola City Council meeting, based on the emails that he has received. The Pensacola [...]

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

When the mayor's administration wanted to get an outside legal opinion on whether the city council could extend Varona's food concession lease at the airport while the city goes through another RFP process, the city didn't get a business contract expert. Instead, the city asked its labor [...]

WTF moments pile up for Hayward and Pensacola

WTF moments pile up for Hayward and Pensacola

For Mayor Ashton Hayward, the homeless issue has been one of over~reaching in he is battle against it and the Occupy movement. His homeless ordinances and the subsequent backlash after Winter Storm Leon expose his lack of political acumen and understanding of the needs of his city. They show his [...]

Many days you cannot make this stuff up: Mayor announces blanket drive

Many days you cannot make this stuff up: Mayor announces blanket drive

Press Release: Office of the Mayor to Sponsor Week Long Blanket Drive Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Office of the Mayor will be sponsoring a week long blanket drive. The blanket drive will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th and will continue through Wednesday, February 19th. On [...]

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