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While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

The Pensacola International Airport has brought in national food services - Einstein's Bagels, Pensacola (Corona) Beach House, Freshens and, in another three months, Chick-fil-A. The Tampa International Airport has taken a completely different approach, kicking out Burger King, Carrabba's, TGI [...]

Myers wants homeless report and ordinances on March City Council agenda

Myers wants homeless report and ordinances on March City Council agenda

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers has gotten tired wanting on Council President Andy Terhaar to do something with the recommendations on homelessness that have been filed away since October. She has asked Rusty Wells, the council executive without the title**, about the deadline for [...]

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees and police officers’ [...]

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

Pensacola Police will now wear body cameras

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. “Pensacola is fortunate to have what I believe is one of the finest police departments in the country, but we are always looking for ways that we [...]

Food and beer now available at Pensacola International Airport

Food and beer now available at Pensacola International Airport

It has taken nearly a year, but Mayor Ashton Hayward's vision of having national brand food service at the Pensacola International Airport has become a reality. Einstein Bros. Bagels will no longer be serving from a kiosk in the pre-security area. The vendor will join Pensacola Beach House in [...]

Council takes step today on diversity

Council takes step today on diversity

The Pensacola City Council will review today a proposed ordinance to create and implement a minority and woman-owned business program for city procurement. The ordinance is the result of nearly four-year process. In 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward recommended and the council approved the hiring of [...]

Chris Jones: Assisted living facility owned by councilmen not eligible for EDATE

Chris Jones: Assisted living facility owned by councilmen not eligible for EDATE

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has rejected the EDATE application for an assisted living facility under construction at the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club, according to pnj.com. Mayor Ashton Hayward had recommended last month to the Pensacola Council that Hardcourt [...]

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 - [...]

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