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City of Pensacola Sunshine Center blows a fuse

October 5, 2016

Mayor Ashton Hayward has no documents that support his decision to pay his former city administrator, Bill Reynolds, to withdraw his lawsuit against the City of Pensacola. The mayor paid Reynolds and his attorney over $95,000 a…

Pensacola Politics

City dodges answers to questions on $95K payout

October 3, 2016

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward doesn’t want to explain his September 2015 decision to settle the lawsuit brought against the City of Pensacola by former City Administrator Bill Reynolds. When City Public Information Officer Vernon Stewart issued…


Reynolds settlement without council approval an anomaly

September 26, 2016

Inweekly reporter Duwayne Escobedo called several cities with strong mayors from around the state of Florida to see what was their mayors’ legal authority to settlement lawsuits against their cities. Of those, some gave the mayor a $25,000-$30,000…


City Attorney advised Mayor to settle Reynolds lawsuit

September 23, 2016

City Attorney Lysia Bowling advised Mayor Ashton Hayward to settle the William Reynolds v. City of Pensacola lawsuit in September 2015, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. She told him that she also advised…


SAO: Insufficient evidence regarding Reynolds settlement

September 22, 2016

The State Attorney’s Office has determined there was insufficient evidence to establish that Mayor Ashton Hayward committed any crime when he settled his former city administrator’s lawsuit with the City of Pensacola for $95,571. Last week,…


Mayor Hayward responds, Inweekly asks for clarification

September 14, 2016

The Pensacola News Journal published these statements attributed to the Hayward administration in regards to the $95K paid to former City Administrator Bill Reynolds and his attorney: 1. The city was sued in an employment contractual…


City administrator contracts had plenty of perks

September 7, 2016

Since he took office in January 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward has had four city administrators. Bill Reynolds started work in August 2011. Colleen Castille replaced Reynolds in July 2013. From August 2014-March 2015, Dick Barker served as…

Long Hollow Pensacola

Radio Tower Lease is a forced error

November 12, 2015

Today, the News Journal’s editorial board asks the Pensacola City Council to fix its error in regards to the new radio tower in the Long Hollow Stormwater Basin. Read editorial. An error was made when the…


Reynolds sworn in as Shakopee city manager

June 23, 2015

Last week, former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds was sworn in as the city manager for the City of Shakopee, Minn. He started work on June 15 and his starting salary is $140,000.…


Reynolds offered Shakopee, Minn. job

May 12, 2015

The Shakopee City Council yesterday voted to enter into negotiations with Bill Reynolds, former Pensacola city administrator (2011-2013), as Shakopee’s next city administrator. The city of Shakopee has an estimated population of 39,167. It’s southwest of…