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Once again City of Pensacola receives award for budget presentation

Once again City of Pensacola receives award for budget presentation

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) once again has given the City of Pensacola its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. According to budgets posted on the city's website, this is the 13th consecutive year the city has received this award, but the [...]

City of Pensacola hires new PIO

City of Pensacola hires new PIO

City COO Tamara Fountain announced this afternoon that Vernon Stewart has been hired as the city's public information officer. In her email introduction, Fountain said, "Vernon is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts from the [...]

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joins Captain Keith Hoskins, the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons, and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May for a ceremonial signing of a joint proclamation designating April as Sexual [...]

PS Podcast: Julian MacQueen on corporate social responsibility

PS Podcast: Julian MacQueen on corporate social responsibility

On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, Julian MacQueen talked about Innisfree Hotels' corporate social responsibility program, The Hive. Today at 11 am, Innisfree is launching its new community garden project called 'From the Ground Up" at 711 N Hayne Street. The garden will be integrated into the City [...]

FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

FDOT may take multi-year funding approach on $3.5 million for VT-MAE project

Interim Airport Director Dan Flynn wrote, "The City of Pensacola has been in contact with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with respect to funding assistance for the $3.5 million that the Federal Aviation Administration will not provide." He said that FDOT has indicated a [...]

City attorney contract a ‘honest error’

City attorney contract a ‘honest error’

The city of Pensacola's chief operations officer sent an email to Pensacola City Council yesterday a little before 6 p.m. regarding what she called an "honest error" by the city's Human Resources Director on the employment agreement for City Attorney Lysia Bowling. COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

The fallout of the CBRE Bait & Switch appears to be Ed Spears, the executive director of the Community Maritime Park, leaving the city of Pensacola. The PNJ reports that City COO Tamara Fountain saying the Spears "did separate from the city" yesterday. What's next? Will the RFP be [...]

Inweekly 2008: Trash Talk

Inweekly 2008: Trash Talk

In March 2008, a tug-of-war had begun as Escambia County, Pensacola and ECUA tackle consolidating solid waste and recycling services in the county. We have added curbside recyling - thanks to Leadership Pensacola Class of 2008 - but the county and ECUA are still trying to figure out what to do [...]

Advocate questions need to expand panhandling laws

Advocate questions need to expand panhandling laws

Nathan Monk, a local advocate for the homeless, has concerns over the city of Pensacola considering stricter panhandling laws and only partially repealing the homeless ordinances passed in 2013. “My biggest concern is from a Constitutional perspective,” Monk told Inweekly. “I think it is [...]

City of Pensacola wants public input on 2015-16 budget

City of Pensacola wants public input on 2015-16 budget

The City of Pensacola will hold two public meetings tonight to provide an opportunity to learn more about the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The first meeting is tonight while the Pensacola City Council is wrestling with its 49-item agenda. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. at Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource [...]

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 [...]

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently in talking with a citizen I mentioned the County spends over $300-million annually on its budget with little to no comments from the public. However, four pieces of cloth or historic flags send nearly everyone into comment. This is a [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

Registration Now Open for 2015 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Registration Now Open for 2015 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is a free eight-week hands-on, interactive introduction to the inner workings of the City of Pensacola and its departments. Tours and demonstrations make the course both informative and fun. Best of all, there are no exams to take. Each week, attendees will visit [...]

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