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City of Pensacola


Keep Confederate monument side winning petition battle

August 18, 2017 has two petitions concerning the City of Pensacola’s “Our Confederate Dead” monument that Mayor Ashton Hayward has said he wants to remove. The petition that asks City of Pensacola to keep all Confederate memorials in…


Pensacola panhandling set to come up next month

August 17, 2017

by Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the City Council have tried to boot panhandlers out of downtown for years without success. The council is scheduled at its Sept. 14 regular meeting to repeal…


City Clerk disputes staffing cut

August 10, 2017

In March, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward hired retained Evergreen Solutions LLC of Tallahassee to conduct an operational study of the City Clerk’s office. The report was completed on June 26 but not given to the Pensacola…


Mayor Ashton Hayward applies for Bloomberg Challenge

August 4, 2017

According to the city’s social media, Mayor Ashton Hayward and his leadership team are working on an application for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2017 Mayor’s Challenge. U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more are invited to participate.…


Pensacola mayor wants to borrow another $5.3M

August 1, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward wants to borrow more money against future revenues. This time he wants the Pensacola City Council to approve bond issues for the Eastside and Westside Redevelopment Districts, $1.307 million and $4.082 million…


Pensacola mayor abandons fiscal conservatism

July 27, 2017

During his first term, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward proposed cuts in government spending that let him run for re-election in 2014 on a fiscal conservative platform. He achieved the savings by giving the West Florida Regional…


Pensacola mayor spent $230K on losing legal cases

July 26, 2017

In May and June, Mayor Ashton Hayward paid Beggs & Lane $95,846 to represent him and his administration on a variety of issues. Mayor Hayward lost two cases – Pitts Slip Appeal – billing for 1/30/17-6/13/17:…