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City of Pensacola


Downtown renaissance becoming reality

September 27, 2016

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition opened its new Pensacola headquarters, Levin Center for IHMC Research, on the edge of Aragon. The three-story, 30,000-square-foot building substantially increased IHMC’s Pensacola footprint. The $8 million expansion was…


Tampa weighs in on who approves lawsuit settlements

September 26, 2016

Tampa’s City Attorney Julia Mandell responded to the newspaper’s inquiry about its strong mayor’s power to settle lawsuits against the City of Tampa. She said the mayor cannot spend any money without council approval. Contracts go…


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…


Government St. groundwater clean up begins

September 21, 2016

City Administrator Eric Olson last week told the Pensacola City Council the groundwater cleanup at the site of Corrine Jones-Government St. stormwater pond was scheduled to begin soon. The necessary clean-up equipment is now on site,…


Okaloosa fire chiefs suspended, see report

September 16, 2016

Ocean City Wright Fire Control District commissioners voted this week to suspend Fire Chief Billy Lord for 45 days and Assistant Fire Chief Scott Funchess for 30 days without pay following an investigation of their alleged…


Turnover occurs often in Mayor Hayward’s office

September 14, 2016

The City of Pensacola’s budget details the organizational structure of each city department, including the Mayor’s Office. The positions in that department have turned over an average of three to five times since Mayor Ashton Hayward…


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…

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2016 Mayor’s Cup Golf Classic

September 9, 2016

Mayor Ashton Hayward and the City of Pensacola have announced the 2016 Pensacola Mayor’s Cup Golf Classic will be Oct. 7 at Osceola Municipal Golf Course. All proceeds from the event benefit The First Tee of…


Wells retired and still got severance

September 8, 2016

On Sept. 7, the City of Pensacola released the personnel folder of former City Attorney Rusty Wells. Wells completed the Deferred Retirement Option program on Aug. 1, 2009. However, the Pensacola City Council allowed him to…