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ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

September 15, 2017

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited individuals from asking for donations in downtown Pensacola. The vote was…

Business Politics

DIB reveals Jefferson Street plan

May 10, 2017

Yesterday on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks,” Downtown Improvement Board chair John Peacock discusses a proposal on how to make Jefferson Street more walkable. “What we saw today was how to make both the west…

Business Pensacola

DIB releases guidelines for street performers (update)

April 5, 2017

Pensacola’s Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) today announced it is working to create guidelines that will “preserve the authenticity of what street performances represent” within the DIB’s 44-block district. The pilot program, modeled after successful programs in…

Business

Downtown mural dedication tomorrow

January 17, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., local non-profits Friends of Downtown Pensacola and Foo Foo Festival will join the Downtown Improvement Board in dedicating a newly completed 3,000 sq. ft. mural painted on the southeastern…

Business

Morse named new DIB director

October 4, 2016

Curt Morse is the new executive director of the Downtown Improvement Board, replacing Ron Butlin whose last day was Friday, Sept. 30. Morse grew up in my hometown, Greenville, Miss. He is the manufacturer Caribiana Sea…

Business

DIB seeks new director

August 25, 2016

The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board needs a new director. Ron Butlin, the organization’s current executive, announced his resignation Aug. 1 because of family health issues. His last day will be Sept. 30. “This was a difficult…