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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 [...]

Hayward hires new CIO

Hayward hires new CIO

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced yesterday in a press release that he has hired a new Chief Information Officer, Steve Smith of Flower Mound, Texas. Smith, who was 2010 Texas Public CIO of the Year, will lead the City’s Technology Resources Division, which is responsible for managing the [...]

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur, specialist in helicopter lift-raft and flotation systems, announces a relocation and expansion of its US subsidiary from Parsippany, New Jersey to larger premises in Pensacola, Florida. The announcement will be publicized during the 2015 Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 2 to [...]

Hayward reconnects with neighborhoods via digital newsletter

Hayward reconnects with neighborhoods via digital newsletter

When Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had the UWF Haas Center conduct a phone survey of his constituents, he and his administration received a C+ for their communication program. Last year, several neighborhood issues popped up - Dollar Store in Cordova Park and parole and probation office in [...]

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’ [...]

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