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Federal subpoena focuses on Mayor Ashton Hayward, Jerry Pate and city contracts

Federal subpoena focuses on Mayor Ashton Hayward, Jerry Pate and city contracts

Per a public request made by Inweekly earlier today, Tamara Fountain, the city of Pensacola's Chief of Operations, released the federal subpoena issued by the U.S. Attorney's office to the city, dated August 15. The subpoena requests city documents be presented to a federal grand jury that will [...]

Crist bans Tampa Bay Times reporter from campaign bus

Crist bans Tampa Bay Times reporter from campaign bus

Politicians and their staffs attacking and "punishing" reporters who are critical is not just a city of Pensacola phenomenon. The Crist campaign has decided not to allow Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith on a three-day bus tour. Smith, along with Times' writer Michael Kruse, published [...]

PPD press release promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

PPD press release  promotes Mayor…Lol, you have to read to believe

Two press releases on burglary arrests. One from the Pensacola Police Department, the other from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. One an over-the-top political plug, the other a standard law enforcement release. Guess which is which. PPD Release - notice last paragraph. Sometimes, it [...]

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's move to a limited type of medical marijuana. The latest plan also would loosen [...]

Chicago Tribune ‘Town Without Pity’ editorial mentions Pensacola

Chicago Tribune ‘Town Without Pity’ editorial mentions Pensacola

The legacy of the mayor's office 2013 homeless ordinance still lives. In yesterday's editorial, the Chicago Tribune singled out the city of Pensacola for its anti-blanket ordinance. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Orlando, Dallas and dozens of other cities have cracked down on their homeless [...]

Forty-eight days, still no reply from City of Pensacola on public record request

Forty-eight days, still no reply from City of Pensacola on public record request

Attorney Eric Stevenson texted that he still has not heard from the city of Pensacola on his public record request regarding its legal representation. The request was sent and receipt acknowledged on June 6....48 days ago. Earlier this year, Mayor Hayward announced a goal of closing 80 percent [...]

Apparently city staff did not get the memo about transparency

Apparently city staff did not get the memo about transparency

Pensacola attorney Eric Stevenson is frustrated that he can not get the city of Pensacola to respond to his June public record request for information regarding the city's contract with an attorney that is representing the city in a lawsuit. "I can't figure out what it takes to get the city to [...]

Wu named Home Rule Hero

Wu named Home Rule Hero

The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recognized City of Pensacola Council Member and League president P.C. Wu with a 2014 Home Rule Hero Award at a local city council meeting on July 17. This prestigious award was presented to Council Member Wu for his tireless efforts to advance the League’s [...]

Hayward unites Council…against his decision

Hayward unites Council…against his decision

The Pensacola City Council called a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, after learning that Mayor Ashton Hayward fired Dr. Lila Cox, who served as the council executive. City Council members let it be known with their comments and their votes that they have had enough of Hayward’s autocratic [...]

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola won their appeal against the City of Pensacola

Occupy Pensacola will have another in federal court, thanks to an opinion issued on its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The appellate court let stand the decision regarding the city of Pensacola's tent ordinance, but remanded to the federal court in Pensacola the issues [...]

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

City website ranked as third most transparent site in Florida

The First Amendment Foundation has ranked the city of Pensacola’s website, cityofpensacola.com, third out of 47 cities in its recent report card on local government website transparency. The First Amendment Foundation evaluated websites on a wide range of criteria including financial [...]

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 [...]

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