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City of Pensacola


Buchanan announces candidacy for mayor

March 21, 2018

Press Release: Veteran and small business owner Drew Buchanan announced Wednesday that he would run for Mayor of Pensacola. “I’m running for mayor because we can do better than business as usual,” Buchanan said. “Over the…


Fish hatchery hearing set for April 3

March 5, 2018

City Attorney Lysia Bowling today notified the Pensacola City Council that its motion to dismiss the lawsuit concerning the construction of a fish hatchery on Bruce Beach will be heard Tuesday, April 3 at 1:45 p.m.…


Poll: District breakdown on raising pay for mayor

March 5, 2018

  In 2014, I suggested the Pensacola City Council considered a charter amendment that would tie the mayor’s salary to that of the county’s constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector.…


‘Transparent Pensacola’ R.I.P.

March 1, 2018

The City of Pensacola no longer has its Transparent Pensacola page, which was created in July 2015 to demonstrate his “commitment to making city government more open, accountable, and accessible to the residents.” When he launched,…


Will pay raise boost anemic city elections?

February 28, 2018

Will increasing the salary of Pensacola’s mayor from $100,000 to $125,000 attract more citizens to run for the office? We may soon find out. Council President Gerald Wingate has sponsored an agenda item that would raise…


City outside legal fees set new record

February 27, 2018

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward used fewer outside law firms from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2017, but the firms were paid more than any previous first quarter since the mayor began giving the Pensacola City Council a schedule…

Pensacola Politics

Studers have no plans to bid on Bruce Beach

February 5, 2018

Two weeks ago, Inweekly dispelled the rumor that an African-American heritage museum was going to be built at Bruce Beach as part of the fish hatchery project (“Bruce Beach’s Place in History“). We confirmed that four…


Thirty-one people hit on West Cervantes, seven killed

January 23, 2018

West Cervantes from Palafox Street to Pace Boulevard has 31 accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists since 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward’s first year in office. Two pedestrians have been hit since the first of the year, one…


Which is more important – a life or boathouse

January 18, 2018

My Outtakes column this week gives another example of how government has money to spend on the projects it wants. Others are delayed and “slow walked.” West Cervantes Street is a deathtrap for pedestrians and will…