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VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

Late Friday night, the mayor's office sent out its latest "Upwords." Mayor Ashton Hayward said that Governor Scott's veto of $3 million for Pensacola International Airport will not impact VT MAE, the proposed aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International [...]

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

In my research on MCM-BAP and CBRE, I came across the 2013 market analysis that CBRE did for the mayor's office. It was to be the blueprint for how the international real estate firm marketed available property at the Community Maritime Park, Port of Pensacola and Pensacola International [...]

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

A few more odd points concerning the MCM-BAP MOU: 1) The cover letter is on MCM-BAP letterhead but addressed to Willy A. Bermello of Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Eric Valderrama of MCM, Munilla Construction Management LLC--the heads of MCM-BAP. There is a space for the City of Pensacola [...]

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Hayward, CBRE against MCM-BAP proposal

Mayor Ashton Hayward -through his COO Tamara Fountain- has come out against the modified deal from a Miami developer for four parcels at the Maritime Park, according to an article published in the daily newspaper today. Since January, CBRE, the city's real estate broker, has been negotiating a [...]

A few more points on MCM-BAP offer

A few more points on MCM-BAP offer

I spoke with Jim Reeves, chairman of the CMPA Board of Directors, last night. He agrees the June 8 offer by MCM-BAP is very different than the one his board voted on in January. Reeves described the new offer as "ridiculous" He also pointed out that if MCM-BAP used the same formula to calculate [...]

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

Fish hatchery delayed 2-3 years

The $18-million fish hatchery that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward pushed through the Pensacola City Council two years ago may not be completed until early 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last Wednesday at the Technical Coordination Committee for [...]

Hayward on running for Congress, in his own words

Hayward on running for Congress, in his own words

Last month, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had not ruled out running for Congressman Jeff Miller's seat. His answer is pure Hayward-speak, but leaves the listeners thinking that he is considering running. The mayor definitely sees himself as the type of person the Republican Party is looking for [...]

City PIO tells PNJ Hayward not running for Congress

City PIO tells PNJ Hayward not running for Congress

The PNJ asked City of Pensacola Public Information Officer Vernon Stewart if the mayor was considering a run for Congress next year. Stewart said the mayor was focused on being a "great mayor for the City of Pensacola." Read PNJ. On May 21, Hayward appeared on the Morning Show on News Talk [...]

Hayward can run for Congress without giving up mayor post

Hayward can run for Congress without giving up mayor post

As one reader pointed out to me today, Florida law does not force a municipal, county or state official to resign in order to run for a federal office. The law was passed to allow then-Governor Charlie Crist to run as John McCain's vice president in 2008---had McCain asked him instead of Sarah [...]

Telephone polling for Hayward

Telephone polling for Hayward

Last night, I received a couple calls that someone was polling about the U.S. Congressional race ---if Rep. Jeff Miller choses to run for U.S. Senate next year. Voters were asked if they would vote for Ashton Hayward for Congress.

D.C. Buzz: Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

D.C. Buzz:  Gaetz vs. Hayward for Congress

The talk from Washington, D.C. is Rep. Jeff Miller will run U.S. Senate. I was told it's a 85 percentage chance he will jump in the race. Who do Beltway insiders think are the two top contenders for Miller's Congressional seat? State Senator Don Gaetz and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward are [...]

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 [...]

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