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City Papers: Investments

City Papers: Investments

The Federal Grand Jury asked for city records concerning its Requests for Investment bids from Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2013. Inweekly has reviewed the over 700 pages released by the city. Nothing stood out as out of the ordinary, other Pam Childers telling Todd O'Brien of BBVA Compass in July [...]

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Galusha gets $318,541 judgment against City of Pensacola

Arthur Shimek sent me an email this morning that his client, Paul Galusha, won his case,#2013 CA 001565, against the city of Pensacola and received a verdict for $ 318,541.58. However, because the city has sovereign immunity, Galusha will only receive $100,000. Inweekly published a story on [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 3

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 3

The last disk that we received on the Main Street Project has 707 pages, some of which were duplicates of memos, email, specs, etc. in the other volumes. Volume 3 has emails that show how Finance, Public Works and Engineering worked to shift expenditures to keep the project within its approved [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

Volume 1 of the Main Street Projects has 1,250 pages, which seem daunting to review but hundreds of the pages are duplications of the same memos, specifications and reports. Roads, Inc of Northwest Florida was awarded the $1.4 million contract. There were four change orders, last including a [...]

City Papers: Jerry Pate Design

City Papers: Jerry Pate Design

The disk released by the City of Pensacola had 611 pages regarding Jerry Pate Design. The documents were to complete this public record request: We request to review all records pertaining to the following agreements: a) An "Agreement" dated Feb. 3, 2012, between the City of Pensacola and [...]

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

City Chief Information Officer heads to West Palm Beach

Press Release: Pensacola CIO Jones accepts position in West Palm Beach Paul Jones, the City of Pensacola’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has accepted a position as CIO for the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller in West Palm Beach, Florida. “While I will miss the wonderful city where I [...]

Hayward to sign airport development lease next week

Hayward to sign airport development lease next week

From City Hall: City to hold meeting on aerospace lease, signing ceremony and press event to follow Mayor Ashton Hayward has called a special meeting of the Pensacola City Council for September 9, 2014 to consider a lease between the City of Pensacola and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, [...]

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. [...]

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