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Podcasts: Roundabouts, Opening up Government Street, Planning Board and Food trucks…hmmmm

Podcasts: Roundabouts, Opening up Government Street, Planning Board and Food trucks…hmmmm

The Greater Pensacola Chamber's public policy executive director, Todd Thomson, gives his update on local government meetings. Is there a roundabout in the future for Government Street? What is the role of the city's planning board? Can it create its own legislation? Pensacola City Council [...]

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The next neighborhood battle for Mayor Hayward

The residents in the Bay Boulevard neighborhood are fighting to keep the city from vacating land on a bluff on Escambia Bay. The city's planning board voted in their favor on July 14, but residents have been told that the issue may still come before the Pensacola City Council in [...]

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Tweaking of Studer leases begins today

Six days after the Pensacola City Council passed a resolution for the mayor's office to have an attorney "tweak" the Studer leases approved the CMPA board, the attorneys will meet. John Daniel of Beggs & Lane represents the mayor's office. Scott Remington of Clark Partington represents Quint [...]

CMPA shoots shot across the mayor’s bow, approves Studer leases

CMPA shoots shot across the mayor’s bow, approves Studer leases

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees did in less than 48 hours what Mayor Ashton Hayward and his COO Tamara Fountain failed to accomplish in four weeks. The CMPA Board negotiated and approved leases for parcels 3, 6 and 9 with the Studers. How will Hayward and Fountain [...]

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

Mayor Hayward 2015 midterm: chicken biscuits and confederate flag

The Hayward administration has struggled to find significant wins to tout during the first six months of 2015. Press releases on airport food can only take you so far. If he can turnaround the projects that have hit snags, Hayward's second half could finish strong. If not, the private sector [...]

Politico: Inside the Republican reversal on the Confederate flag

Politico: Inside the Republican reversal on the Confederate flag

Politico.org published an article on the behind the scenes of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from her state's capitol. “On the face, it might seem like a really difficult decision,” said one local Republican operative involved in [...]

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

Missing pieces to MCM-BAP MOU puzzle

A few more odd points concerning the MCM-BAP MOU: 1) The cover letter is on MCM-BAP letterhead but addressed to Willy A. Bermello of Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Eric Valderrama of MCM, Munilla Construction Management LLC--the heads of MCM-BAP. There is a space for the City of Pensacola [...]

City Council workshops planned, transparency still a problem

City Council workshops planned, transparency still a problem

Pensacola City Council President Andy Terhaar emailed the schedule for upcoming workshops on many of the issues I brought up yesterday. The CBRE and Maritime Park proposals will be discussed in a workshop on Thursday, June 18 at 4 p.m. --before the regular council meeting. The film commission [...]

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 [...]

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