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Out from behind the memos, Hayward speaks to WCOA

Out from behind the memos, Hayward speaks to WCOA

On Friday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was a guest on News Talk 1370 WCOA's "Good Morning Gulf Coast" with Don Parker and Jim Sanborn. The mayor talked about CBRE, his vision for the Community Maritime Park, Pensacola International Airport and Port of Pensacola. The mayor said the departure [...]

PNJ editorial hits mark on strong mayor and strong memos

PNJ editorial hits mark on strong mayor and strong memos

The daily newspaper today asked many of the same questions we have had regarding CBRE and the Community Maritime Park - "Editorial: Strong mayor, strong memos" Something is wrong in City Hall in how it deals with some of its very basic business functions: CBRE contract extension, city attorney's [...]

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward appeared this morning on the "Morning Show" on News Talk 1370 WCOA. Jim Sanborn, co-host of the show, asked the mayor if Ed Spears, the CMPA executive director since 2006, was fired or did he resign. The mayor said, "I think it was a mutual agreement where we both [...]

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

We received this email from the mayor's office. Rather than hold a press conference, Mayor Hayward prefers communicating through press releases. Once again, he vouched for CBRE. I'm not sure where the criticism of the real estate company is coming from, but apparently he is getting pushback on [...]

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Late Tuesday night, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had his COO Tamara Fountain send out a memorandum from him detailing his thoughts on the CBRE listing agreement and the proposed development of a hotel and luxury apartments at the Community Maritime Park. The CBRE listing agreement for the [...]

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

In August 2013, Inweekly published an article on how food trucks have become part of the local flavor of cities around the country (Eat Street). At a "Morning with the Mayor" session that fall, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was in favor of food trucks. Last spring, the city put together a food truck [...]

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE with late night memo

Mayor voices his opinion on CBRE  with late night memo

A little before 7:30 p.m., City COO Tamara Fountain sent to the Pensacola City Council an email with several attachments regarding the CBRE and the proposed master developer for the Community Maritime Park. Included in the attachments was a memorandum from Mayor Ashton Hayward. The mayor [...]

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

CBRE  listing agreement kicked forward to May

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called "entanglements" concerning CBRE's listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were so many, the council voted to pull [...]

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

Council to consider banning private emails for official business

Council to consider banning private emails for official business

Besides want to discuss the termination of the CBRE's listing agreement with the CBRE, Councilman Charles Bare also wants the council to discuss banning the use of private email accounts for city business by city officials. The private email accounts have been a hot topic for the federal [...]

Hayward appoints Olson administrator

Hayward appoints Olson administrator

The announcement comes after three major miscues by the Barker-Fountain-Olson triumvirate: CBRE fee structure change, City Attorney's illegal contract and FAA grant denial. Does Olson have experience and expertise to avoid similar administrative blunders? Time will tell. Hayward appoints [...]

City attorney nomination derailed

City attorney nomination derailed

The Pensacola City Council has delayed its approval of Mayor Ashton Hayward's nomination for city attorney. It will not be discussed until the next March council meeting---yes, the council realized it needs two March meetings. Councilwoman Sherri Myers asked the item be pulled because she [...]

The ideas of City’s consultant on homelessness questioned

The ideas of City’s consultant on homelessness questioned

The Huffington Post published an article ("How A Traveling Consultant Helps America Hide The Homeless") yesterday that questions the ideas of Robert Marbut, the national consultant that the city of Pensacola paid $30,000 to come up with recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless [...]

Hayward taps Texas lawyer for city attorney

Hayward taps Texas lawyer for city attorney

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced late Friday afternoon his choice for Pensacola City Attorney, Lysia Bowling, the city attorney for the City of San Angelo, Texas. “Lysia is extremely impressive, well-qualified candidate, and I am thrilled to nominate her as our City Attorney,” said Mayor [...]

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