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‘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 [...]

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 [...]

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