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Maren Deweese


Fire Station No. 3 evacuated due to mold

May 6, 2016

Former Pensacola City Council President Maren Deweese reported yesterday that Fire Station 3 that’s located on Summit Boulevard has been evacuated. She wrote that station was closed “due to a health related issue that developed in…


Public input and the Pensacola City Council

March 17, 2014

Over the past year, the Pensacola City Council has made an effort to limit public input at its meetings. This is a complete reversal with the openness that the city council began with three years ago…


Wow, PNJ calls out Pensacola City Council

August 6, 2012

The editorial board of the Pensacola News Journal has finally gotten off the sidelines and weighed into the soul-killing political games and mean-spirited antics of the Pensacola City Council and blasted them in an editorial: “Wanted:…

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Coming Home to Roost (but no Roosters)

June 12, 2012

Backyard-chicken advocates encountered what Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall termed “a friendly council” Monday. The board unanimously decided to instruct city staff to explore loosening ordinances pertaining to raising chickens in city neighborhoods. The council…

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A New Day?

May 25, 2012

Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall opened up Thursday night’s council meeting by requesting that things stay “upbeat.” “I want Kumbayah tonight,” he said. The president knew the weight of the room’s contentious subtext. Councilwoman Sheri…

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‘Big Boys & Girls’ Clash with Mayor

May 9, 2012

The continuing back-and-forth between the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Ashton Hayward has found its newest venue: the audit selection committee. “I almost wish I didn’t care,” Councilwoman Maren DeWeese charged onto the battlefield. “It’d been…

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Reynolds Responds (see documentation)

May 7, 2012

Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds said he believes that the Sunshine Law accusation being levied against him will be proved unfounded. Earlier this month, Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren DeWeese raised questions concerning Sunshine Law violations. She…

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The Sunshine Question

May 7, 2012

A Pensacola City Council member has raised the question of Sunshine-law violations. The official is claiming that the state’s open-government laws were violated via electronic communications, or e-mails. “The Sunshine Law violation claim was made by…

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Council to Meet Executive Candidates

April 25, 2012

Months after its top candidate flinched just before taking the job, the Pensacola City Council may soon be meeting a few more applicants for its council executive position. The board has been searching for someone to…

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CRA’s Backdoor?

February 7, 2012

Pensacola City Council members are once again split on what Mayor Ashton Hayward can and cannot—and should or should not—do. The familiar debate over the particulars of the city’s new strong-mayor form of government this time…