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Ashton Hayward

Pensacola

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…

Politics

Pensacola mayor vetoes something he can’t

March 15, 2017

Yesterday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward notified Council President Brian Spencer that he has vetoed the Council action on March 9 regarding the hiring of a Budget Analyst, citing Article IV, Section 4.01(a)(10). See veto. Hayward wrote…

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Hayward: What’s a fair share of $1.5 billion?

March 13, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward issued this viewpoint today: What’s a fair share of $1.5 billion? On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, caught fire, and eventually sank, resulting in the largest offshore marine…

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Another Hawkshaw debacle on the horizon?

March 13, 2017

The City of Pensacola has issued a Request for Proposals for the old Blount school property. However, the Hayward administration may have skipped some important steps before advertising the RFP. In January, Mayor Hayward received council…

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Gaetz Pensacola’s next mayor?

March 7, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo A recent survey commissioned by Inweekly found Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, a two-term incumbent, could be vulnerable in the 2018 election should he run a third time. Among likely voters, Hayward garnered just…

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Someone ran another poll on 2018 mayoral race

March 2, 2017

Last week, a persistent rumor surfaced that Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan intended to run for Pensacola mayor in 2018. Inweekly ran down the gossip and found out a few city voters received a phone call…