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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 [...]

Scheduled final debris pick-up for flood affected areas inside Pensacola city limits

Scheduled final debris pick-up for flood affected areas inside Pensacola city limits

The City will continue to collect debris for flood affected areas throughout this week and Saturday, May 17th. A final debris pick-up for flood affected areas will be Saturday, May 24th. All debris will need to be placed curbside by Wednesday, May 21st. Flood affected areas include: Piedmont [...]

Hayward drops out of BLAB TV production, but show will go on

From Tamara Fountain, City Communications Administrator: Statement by Mayor Ashton Hayward on BLAB TV show I’m proud of the hard work that the City and its incredible workforce are doing every day for the citizens of Pensacola. The concept of the of the BLAB TV program was to highlight [...]

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona Enterprises of Florida will have its day in court today, that is unless the city can reach an agreement. As of last night, the hearing was set for 2 p.m. Varona has asked Judge Gary Bergosh for a temporary injunction enjoining the City of Pensacola from removing the company's equipment [...]

de Varona responds to Hayward’s threat, claims it is physically impossible to get everything out by midnight tonight

de Varona responds to Hayward’s threat, claims it is physically impossible to get everything out by midnight tonight

Here is an email that Robert de Varona sent his supporters on the Pensacola City Council after he received notice from the city that he had two business days to get all his stuff out of the airport: From: Robert Varona Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 7:54 PM To: Megan Pratt; Sherri Myers; [...]

City attorney opinion puts port, airport, other city property, investments and city funds solely in hands of the mayor

City attorney opinion puts port, airport, other city property, investments and city funds solely in hands of the mayor

According to City Attorney Jim Messer, Mayor Asthon Hayward is not bound by Council Resolutions. Therefore, Hayward was free to give a 10-year food concession contract to OHM Group over council objections and without competitive bids. Messer's opinion means that all the resolutions that govern [...]

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