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Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former administrator files suit against the city of Pensacola

Former City Administrator Bill Reynolds has filed a lawsuit in circuit court against the city of Pensacola over his firing in July 2013. Reynolds is asking for his PTO (paid personal time off), severance pay and attorney's fees in his defense against a charge of a public records violation. In [...]

County Administrator decision could be this week

County Administrator decision could be this week

On Thursday, March 13, the five finalists will meet separately with individual commissioners in their offices prior to public interviews with the full board at 1 p.m. A second special board meeting will be held on March 14 at 9 a.m. to pick a new top boss for the county if one is not named on March [...]

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Reynolds has support The question that many have been asked is how did Bill Reynolds make the list of five finalists for the county administrator for Escambia County. You can thank Alan McMillan, a recent appointee to the administrator selection committee. Reynolds was fired in July 2013 by [...]

IN cover story #1: The Downside of Pensacola City Government

IN cover story #1: The Downside of Pensacola City Government

The Zimmerman Agency was important to Mayor Hayward. He made it clear when he announced the logo and city slogan—“The Upside of Florida”—in July 2012. He further reinforced their role in his administration and his political future when he vetoed in September 2012 the council’s efforts [...]

Former city administrator applies for CMPA board opening

Former city administrator applies for CMPA board opening

Former City Administrator Bill Reynolds has sent an email to the Pensacola City Council requesting to be appointed to the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. "I have a 30 year career of distinguished public service, and a great deal of knowledge regarding the City of [...]

Reynolds, Cosson Charged with Public Records Infractions

Two high-level city of Pensacola employees have been charged by the State Attorney’s Office with non-criminal infractions of the Florida public records law. City Administrator Bill Reynolds and Press Secretary Derek Cosson were charged following the state’s investigation that found the two had [...]

Campaign Sign Controversy

Campaign Sign Controversy

A city of Pensacola truck just cruised Palafox, removing campaign signs from the sides of the street. The city employee said he was following instructions and pulling signs from the right-of-way. He referred questions up the chain of command. Last night during a Pensacola City Council meeting, [...]

Homeless Ordinance, Round Two

Homeless Ordinance, Round Two

Last time Mayor Ashton Hayward lobbed such a proposed ordinance onto the table, citizens referred to the effort as “sick,” “bonkers” and “immoral and very, very sad.” Pensacola City Council members called it “too broad,” “unconstitutional” and “absolutely, quite frankly, [...]

Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

County officials expressed concern this morning that there were problems with current deals involving the city of Pensacola. Specifically, commissioners and county staff raised issues about negotiations with City Administrator Bill Reynolds over operations and funding of the Escambia County Area [...]

County-City Friction

After Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry raised concerns during this morning's agenda review session about ongoing dialogue with the city of Pensacola—over ECAT and, more specifically, library operations—Interim County Administrator George Touart laid out the landscape for the [...]

Reynolds’ Clarification, Cosson’s Reprimandation

City of Pensacola Administrator Bill Reynolds has made a statement pertaining to City Spokesman Derek Cosson’s anonymous commenting on local blogs, or rather the chain of command at city hall. The administrator previously stated that Cosson acted on the instruction of a superior who no longer [...]

‘No Further Comment’

It remains unclear who exactly instructed the city of Pensacola’s spokesman to launch an anonymous blog-commenting campaign in which he endorsed various aspects of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s agenda while criticizing entities viewed by the administration as political adversaries—including the [...]

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