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Lysia Bowling

Pensacola

Bowling rules in favor of mayor

May 11, 2017

Hours before tonight’s city council meeting, City Attorney Lysia Bowling issued an opinion that the city charter does not authorize the City Council to direct questions to the mayor’s appointees at the time of the Council…

Pensacola

Dueling Opinions on Veto

April 13, 2017

The interpretation of the Pensacola City Charter continues to be like deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls for city officials. At the special meeting on April 10, City Attorney Lysia Bowling told the city council that Mayor Ashton…

Pensacola

Reynolds settlement without council approval an anomaly

September 26, 2016

Inweekly reporter Duwayne Escobedo called several cities with strong mayors from around the state of Florida to see what was their mayors’ legal authority to settlement lawsuits against their cities. Of those, some gave the mayor a $25,000-$30,000…

Pensacola

City Attorney advised Mayor to settle Reynolds lawsuit

September 23, 2016

City Attorney Lysia Bowling advised Mayor Ashton Hayward to settle the William Reynolds v. City of Pensacola lawsuit in September 2015, according to Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. She told him that she also advised…

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Who is the client of the City Attorney

August 15, 2016

Last week, City Attorney Lysia Bowling told the Pensacola City Council that she independently made the decision to file an appeal to Florida Cabinet regarding the distribution of the local option gas tax. In previous statements…