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Megan Pratt

Education

Disney grant helps Pensacola MESS Hall expand outreach

January 26, 2016

The Pensacola MESS Hall is partnering with Global Learning Academy to plant the seeds of creativity through hands on science activities with T-E-C (Tinker-Explore-Create) Studio. This program is supported by Disney, through a Creativity Garden grant,…

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Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

July 18, 2014

Councilwoman Megan Pratt emailed me last week about a budget workshop that she chaired in June. Unfortunately much of the discussion got overshadowed by the mayor’s firing of the council’s executive. “I found the budget workshop…

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Hayward unites Council…against his decision

June 25, 2014

The Pensacola City Council called a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, after learning that Mayor Ashton Hayward fired Dr. Lila Cox, who served as the council executive. City Council members let it be known with…

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Who will be the next Pensacola City Council President?

November 20, 2013

The Pensacola City Council members have sent in their nominations. The ballot for council president has Charles Bare, Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Megan Pratt and P.C. Wu. The vice president ballot has Bare, Cannada-Wynn and Pratt. Councilwoman Sherri…

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Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

July 22, 2013

A couple of hours into today’s city of Pensacola budget workshop, Councilwoman Megan Pratt took an opportunity to express a “sense of futility” with the budgetary process. “I was tempted not even to show up,” Pratt…

Education News Pensacola Politics

City Explores Charter School

October 25, 2012

Should the city of Pensacola start a charter school? It’s a question the Pensacola City Council may decide to start exploring tonight. “It’s really saying, ‘the city needs to take it’s destiny in its own hands,’”…

Environment Pensacola

A Bicyclist’s Dream

October 10, 2012

Today’s roadways are designed for the automobile. On many stretches, bikers and walkers finds themselves living on the edge between the curb and the cars. “As in, if-you-suck-in-your-gut-and-pray-real-hard-you-might-make-it,” Pensacola City Councilwoman Megan Pratt described a particularly…

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Walkable/Bikeable Community Meeting

October 8, 2012

Local environmental organization Sustainable Gulf Coast is hosting a discussion tomorrow night entitled Linking Pensacola’s Neighborhoods for Bicyclists and Pedestrians.’ The Tuesday night meeting will feature a presentation by Pensacola City Councilwoman Megan Pratt. She will…

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Council Eyes Executive Finalists

May 23, 2012

The Pensacola City Council may select its new council executive tomorrow. The board has been presented with four candidates. “I’m ready to make a selection,” said Councilman Ronald Townsend on Tuesday. “I’m hoping we can go…

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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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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…