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Ashton Hayward

Pensacola

Dueling Opinions on Veto

April 13, 2017

The interpretation of the Pensacola City Charter continues to be like deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls for city officials. At the special meeting on April 10, City Attorney Lysia Bowling told the city council that Mayor Ashton…

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Budget analyst might reveal details of legal fees

April 6, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward vetoed the Pensacola City Council hiring a budget analyst, a position the voters approved in a 2014 charter amendment. The council will discuss the veto next week. Councilwoman Sherri Myers and others…

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Morris Court playground closure to be debated

April 5, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn want to give the playground in Morris Court back to the Area Housing Commission. The playground has been closed for months. Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, who grew…

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City Attorney ruled on Budget analyst last August

March 16, 2017

City Attorney Lysia Bowling issued a legal opinion in August 2016 regarding the Budget Analyst position. She said the position was solely under the discretion of the Council. Bowling: “The decision to hire a Budget Analyst…

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Hayward veto gets muddier

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed the Pensacola City Council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. However, not only did the city voters authorize the position in the 2014 general election, but…

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Council president responds to veto

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Council President Brian Spencer responded last night to Inweekly’s request for his position on Mayor Ashton Hayward’s veto of a council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. “I need to give…