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City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer's contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month until a replacement is found and approved by the city council. In an email dated Dec. 5, City COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward withdrew the EDATE (Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions) application for an assisted living facility on the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club when it was discovered the city had not submitted the application and the necessary [...]

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Council members Larry Johnson, Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer were all sworn into office yesterday. After several rounds of voting, Andy Terhaar beat out Jewel Cannada-Wynn to become the new council president. Johnson edged out Sherri Myers for the vice president [...]

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

City of Pensacola voters returned all three incumbents to office - Mayor Ashton Hayward, Councilpersons Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer. Four observations can be made from the results: Hayward has a mandate Mayor Ashton Hayward outspent his relatively unknown challenger, Donna Clark, 4 to 1 - [...]

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Donna Clark is the only candidate for Pensacola mayor willing to commit in release her weekly calendar in advance and pledge to conduct all city business on the city's computers and networks. She is also the only mayoral candidate that has pledged to not use private email accounts to conduct city [...]

Hayward delivers ‘Skin in the Game’ stump speech

Hayward delivers ‘Skin in the Game’ stump speech

“How does your city?” asked Mayor Ashton Hayward when he opened his talk yesterday at the Escambia Federated Republican Women’s Club luncheon. It was a rare public campaign appearance for the mayor who has ducked all debates during this election cycle. Hayward said that when he took office [...]

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

You can expect to see and hear more from Mayor Ashton Hayward. His latest campaign finance report shows that he has paid for $35,000 for radio and television advertising. Total spent $51,525.25 in week. His opponent, Donna Clark, spent $1038 during the same week. Campaign Treasurer's Report [...]

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

The average of the mean satisfaction scores of all 11 dimensions of the 2014 Pensacola Community Survey is 3.57, which is a B- on the grading scale used by the Haas Center. Dimension Mean Grade Fire 4.26 B+ Waste [...]

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the soon-to-be-released 2014 Pensacola Community Survey. Mayor Ashton Hayward commissioned this past summer the Haas [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on Friday his first proactive initiative for 2014 -the creation of a lobbyist registry for those seeking an audience with the mayor, his staff or city council members. The details of the registry have yet to be posted on the city's website, but the mayor did [...]

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

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