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Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

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 really positive," wrote Pratt. "The general idea was to come up [...]

Hayward unites Council…against his decision

Hayward unites Council…against his decision

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 their comments and their votes that they have had enough of Hayward’s autocratic [...]

Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

The MESS Hall has switched to summer hours to offer kids and families more time to explore Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff, with themes changing throughout the summer months. The MESS Hall is now open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Circus Week begins [...]

Cannada-Wynn and Pratt elected to top city council spots (added official city announcement)

Jewel Cannada-Wynn is the new president of the Pensacola City Council. Megan Pratt is the vice president. This is the first time two females have held these positions at the same time. From the Mayor's Office: Council Votes Jewel Cannada-Wynn as President and Dr. Megan B. Pratt as Vice [...]

Who will be the next Pensacola City Council President?

Who will be the next Pensacola City Council President?

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 Myers nominated Bare for both positions. [...]

Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

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 told her fellow council members. The councilwoman contended that the [...]

Miami Gardens tackles its 25 homicides in 2012

Miami Gardens tackles its 25 homicides in 2012

Pensacola and its population of 52,197 has had one homicide since the first of the year- the 18-year-old that was beaten in Morris Court and later was taken off life support. It was the third violent crime in the city's Morris Court neighborhood in less than four weeks, the second resulting in [...]

City Explores Charter School

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,’” Councilwoman Megan Pratt said today. Pratt brought the issue to [...]

A Bicyclist’s Dream

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 [...]

Walkable/Bikeable Community Meeting

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 speak about [...]

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

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 ahead and finalize this.” The city council met three of [...]

Johnson Predicts ‘Tough’ Budget Season

Johnson Predicts ‘Tough’ Budget Season

The Pensacola City Council offered a glimpse last night of what upcoming budget workshops might look like. Council members signaled to Mayor Ashton Hayward that it could be a rough ride. Councilman Larry B. Johnson questioned why the mayor needed both an administrator and a chief of staff. He [...]

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