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City press release confirms Cox out

Hayward announces appointment of Wells as Council Executive Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward today announced the appointment of former City Attorney William “Rusty” Wells as City Council Executive. Wells will begin work immediately. As Council Executive, Wells will manage the Office of the City [...]

Lila Cox fired

Mayor Ashton Hayward has fired Lila Cox as the council executive, according to Councilman Gerald Wingate. He said that City Administrator Colleen Castille told him that Rusty Wells may replace Cox.

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola will have another in federal court, thanks to an opinion issued on its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The appellate court let stand the decision regarding the city of Pensacola's tent ordinance, but remanded to the federal court in Pensacola the issues [...]

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Greg Donovan, Director of the City-owned Pensacola International Airport (PNS), will leave to take a position as the Executive Director of the Melbourne Airport Authority / Melbourne International Airport (MLB), located in Melbourne, [...]

Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

Pensacola airport director offered Melbourne job

The Melbourne Airport Authority today offered the executive director's position to Pensacola International Airport Director Greg Donovan. Florida Today reports that he was the unanimous choice of the six authority members. The pay scale listed for the job is between $129,000 to $163,000 [...]

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Proposed Charter Revisions for Workshop Prepared by Charles Bare   Issue 1: Powers and Duties   Summary: The text referring to powers and duties for the Mayor and the Council should be changed to duties. These changes will alleviate ambiguity in the language of the charter and [...]

Pensacola City Council to explore charter amendments, June 16

Pensacola City Council to explore charter amendments, June 16

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop on Monday, June 16, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m., Hagler Mason Conference Room, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street. The purpose to allow council members to discuss possible charter amendments for 2014 election cycle. The workshop will be [...]

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

courtesy NorthEscambia.com The Town of Century is locked in a battle with Pensacola Energy Services, the city of Pensacola's gas utility. PES has been providing natural gas to businesses and schools inside Century's franchise area. NorthEscambia.com reports that Century Mayor Freddie McCall has [...]

Bare drops out of mayoral race

Press release from Councilman Bare: Today, Pensacola City Council Member Charles Bare withdrew from the Mayor’s race so that he could better focus on his role as an At-Large Councilman and Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Bare defeated incumbent Sam Hall on August 14, 2012 by [...]

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

The First Amendment Foundation has ranked the city of Pensacola’s website, cityofpensacola.com, third out of 47 cities in its recent report card on local government website transparency. The First Amendment Foundation evaluated websites on a wide range of criteria including financial [...]

Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former City Administrator Bill Reynolds has filed a lawsuit in circuit court against the city of Pensacola over his firing in July 2013. Reynolds is asking for his PTO (paid personal time off), severance pay and attorney's fees in his defense against a charge of a public records violation. In [...]

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Mayor Ashton Hayward raised another $11,200 in April to put his campaign funding for his re-election at $103,325. His two challengers are trailing far behind in fundraising, Councilman Charles Bare $2,275 (April $25) and Donna Clark $17,532 (April $1750). Councilman Brian Spencer is taking his [...]

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