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City politics: Once again much ado, little change

City politics: Once again much ado, little change

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the week comes to an end, little has really changed. The few changes [...]

Mr. Mayor, please let the people talk with you

Mr. Mayor, please let the people talk with you

One person missing from the Destination 2020 event was Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. As I watched the slides of hundreds of citizens - white, black, Hispanic, Asian, young, old - participating in meetings on tourism, I was saddened that over the past 16 months the mayor hasn't led an open [...]

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward will make on Wednesday what his staff is calling the "Mayor's Recovery Tour." First stop [...]

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said in his "Upwords" that he had "over the last few months, we’ve worked with FDOT to reprioritize projects in our five-year work program in order to fill the gap in funding.” The gap in funding is $3.5 million that the city had thought it would [...]

Mayor Hayward says FDOT has agreed to adjust 5-yr plan to fund VT-MAE project

Mayor Hayward says FDOT has agreed to adjust 5-yr plan to fund VT-MAE project

Around 6 p.m. yesterday, Mayor Ashton Hayward sent out an "Upwords" newsletter on the VT-MAE project at the Pensacola International Airport. At the end of March, we had reported that the FAA had turned down a request for $3.5 million grant for a runaway extension to the proposed hangar for [...]

Out from behind the memos, Hayward speaks to WCOA

Out from behind the memos, Hayward speaks to WCOA

On Friday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was a guest on News Talk 1370 WCOA's "Good Morning Gulf Coast" with Don Parker and Jim Sanborn. The mayor talked about CBRE, his vision for the Community Maritime Park, Pensacola International Airport and Port of Pensacola. The mayor said the departure [...]

PNJ editorial hits mark on strong mayor and strong memos

PNJ editorial hits mark on strong mayor and strong memos

The daily newspaper today asked many of the same questions we have had regarding CBRE and the Community Maritime Park - "Editorial: Strong mayor, strong memos" Something is wrong in City Hall in how it deals with some of its very basic business functions: CBRE contract extension, city attorney's [...]

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward appeared this morning on the "Morning Show" on News Talk 1370 WCOA. Jim Sanborn, co-host of the show, asked the mayor if Ed Spears, the CMPA executive director since 2006, was fired or did he resign. The mayor said, "I think it was a mutual agreement where we both [...]

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

We received this email from the mayor's office. Rather than hold a press conference, Mayor Hayward prefers communicating through press releases. Once again, he vouched for CBRE. I'm not sure where the criticism of the real estate company is coming from, but apparently he is getting pushback on [...]

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Late Tuesday night, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had his COO Tamara Fountain send out a memorandum from him detailing his thoughts on the CBRE listing agreement and the proposed development of a hotel and luxury apartments at the Community Maritime Park. The CBRE listing agreement for the [...]

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

In August 2013, Inweekly published an article on how food trucks have become part of the local flavor of cities around the country (Eat Street). At a "Morning with the Mayor" session that fall, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was in favor of food trucks. Last spring, the city put together a food truck [...]

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE with late night memo

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE  with late night memo

A little before 7:30 p.m., City COO Tamara Fountain sent to the Pensacola City Council an email with several attachments regarding the CBRE and the proposed master developer for the Community Maritime Park. Included in the attachments was a memorandum from Mayor Ashton Hayward. The mayor [...]

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

CBRE  listing agreement kicked forward to May

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called "entanglements" concerning CBRE's listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were so many, the council voted to pull [...]

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

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