Posts Tagged ‘City of Pensacola’
City Invites Members of Press to One-Hour Workshop WHAT: The City of Pensacola invites members of the press to attend a one-hour workshop to gain knowledge of the City’s Public Records System, Domestic Partnership Registry, and an update on the 3-1-1 System. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. [...]
The agenda is out for next week’s Pensacola City Council meeting. Dick Barker, city finance director, has included the financial report for the first quarter (Oct-Dec, 2013). The Osceola Golf Course continues to lose money--$119,100 deficit for the first quarter. Usage is down 52 percent from [...]
My friends in other parts of the country often write about this paper’s reporting. They wonder how could such a small place have so many weird political characters and antics that seem more like characters in an Elmore Leonard novel than real people. My reply is we can’t make this stuff [...]
Councilman Charles Bare has put on the city council's agenda for Dec. 12 a resolution that would make the city's official motto: "The City of Five Flags." The mayor introduced his motto, "Upside of Florida," in July 2012. This could be an interesting discussion. Read Five Flags.
We've heard that the City of Pensacola has appointed Eric Olsen as its Initiatives Coordinator. One of his jobs may be to oversee a proposed new community initiative that will allow citizens to help pay for city projects. The program, Citizinvestor, uses crowdfunding - financing method that [...]
DIB employee terminated over dispute regarding Palafox celebration, was about to go on medical leave
Hillary Gilles, the Downtown Improvement Board's manager for Gallery Night and Palafox Market, was upset that she wasn't included in Mayor Ashton Hayward's Palafox Celebration on Oct. 24 to honor those who have made Palafox Street one of "America's Top 10 Great Streets." Her outspokenness may [...]
What has happened to the URAC report? People see the bollards closing vehicle traffic on Palafox for events, but those took 10 months to install and a sizeable contribution from the Escambia County Commission. In February 2012, Mayor Ashton Hayward formed the Urban Redevelopment Advisory [...]
Occupy Pensacola hasn't disappeared. The group is still fighting to help the homeless in the city of Pensacola. As the weather turns cooler, many of those living on the streets are at risk. We have reports of City of Pensacola Code Enforcement officers taking away the few meager possessions these [...]
When faced with a request, government bureaucracies talk about budgets and workloads. Public servants ask how can they help. The Florida Department of Transportation made the decision to enforce state laws requiring at a MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) certified by an engineer when parades use or [...]
These articles aren't hard to find. The New York Times' "In Transit" reports that a number of airports across the country are opening restaurants from high-profile hometown chefs, offering local flavor to fliers. I'm not finding any articles touting Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bagels, etc. at [...]
City Councilman Charles Bare has pre-filed for Mayor of Pensacola in the 2014 Election. Now things are going to get interesting.
At meeting today's "Morning with the Mayor" session, I asked Mayor Ashton Hayward whether the city was broke. IN: What is the financial status of the city? We hear from your critics that the city is broke. AH: "I think, Rick, you may be hearing that from the county because I think the county [...]