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Hayward and Jerry Pate Design contracts reviewed and cleared by State Attorney last year

Hayward and Jerry Pate Design contracts reviewed and cleared by State Attorney last year

As I reported, the federal grand jury process is done in secret. Mayor Ashton Hayward does not know what the jury is investigating, only the documents that the jury has subpoenaed from the city and which staff members have been summoned to testify on Sept. 3 in Tallahassee. Interim City [...]

Hayward uses the B-word…Bribery (updated)

Hayward uses the B-word…Bribery (updated)

This post was updated at 7:45 a.m. See note below. In an interview with PNJ reporter Rob Johnson yesterday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said the federal investigation into possible bribery involving city officials was a distraction, but he denied any wrongdoing within his [...]

How a federal grand jury works

How a federal grand jury works

The Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors provides information on how a federal grand jury works. The federal grand jury's function is to determine whether a person shall be tried for a serious federal crime alleged to have been committed within the district where it sits. Matters may be [...]

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

The city of Pensacola has been subpoenaed to provide certain documents to a federal grand jury next Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Tallahassee (Read more). City employees have also received subpoenas to appear - which employees we have yet to be told. This is a significant story--how significant we do [...]

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

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

This post was updated after receiving additional information from city staff. 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. [...]

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 [...]

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