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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…


Pensacola panhandling set to come up next month

August 17, 2017

by Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the City Council have tried to boot panhandlers out of downtown for years without success. The council is scheduled at its Sept. 14 regular meeting to repeal…


Boycott announced over panhandling ordinance

April 21, 2017

Opponents of City of Pensacola’s anti-panhandling ordinance launched a Facebook event page for a six-week boycott of a 11 downtown Pensacola businesses, two others located on Cervantes and the Downtown YMCA. According to organizers, the businesses…

Caring Politics

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

February 6, 2015

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas…

Pensacola Politics

Council passes panhandling ordinance

May 21, 2013

By Brandy Volovecky The Pensacola City Council voted to approve an ordinance to the city code that would prohibit aggressive panhandling in downtown Pensacola at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. Councilwoman Sherri F.…