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Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Four years ago the Pensacola City Council approved Mayor Ashton Hayward's recommendation to hire MGT of America to perform a full disparity study to review disparities in the distribution of city expenditures and to recommend "legally defensible methods to remedy any disparities" at cost of [...]

Marcus Pointe Country Club closing, can Pensacola afford to keep Osceola open?

Marcus Pointe Country Club closing, can Pensacola afford to keep Osceola open?

The News Journal is reporting that Marcus Pointe Golf Club that it will close its course at the end of this year. Rodney Sutton at Sperry Van Ness has the listing for the property. The reasons given for the closure are the downtown in golf popularity and the damage to the course and its [...]

Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

The Pensacola City Council was given a report on the demographics of the 23 boards of the city. The boards aren't that diverse and don't reflect the demographics of the city. Women only make up 32 percent of the appointees.  Minorities - African-American, Hispanic and Asian-Americans comprise only [...]

350 Pensacola gains support of Climate Change Task Force

350 Pensacola gains support of Climate Change Task Force

From 350 Pensacola: Last week, more than 50 people attended a presentation by Mayor Patsy Parker of Perdidio Beach, AL. In November 2013, Parker was selected as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Parker spoke on how her community is smartly [...]

Nine month city financial reports show impact of flood

Nine month city financial reports show impact of flood

The Pensacola City Council agenda for next week is out. The Climate Change Task Force is back on the agenda, as well as the conversion of council policies to ordinances and overriding the mayor's veto of Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14. Nothing on Councilman Larry Johnson's proposal to investigate the [...]

Text messages could become public records for city officials

Text messages could become public records for city officials

Councilwoman Sherri Myers sent out a press release this morning regarding amendments that she is proposing to the city's code of ethics. She wants to require that Pensacola city officials and employees to retain their text messages as public records. "Today, I submitted for inclusion on the City [...]

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

From the Mayor's Office: I believe that citizens should have a clear path to recall any elected official, and if this amendment helps clarify the issue, then I wholeheartedly support it. However, I’m disappointed that the City Council is pushing forward with an amendment that could radically [...]

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

At the July 17 Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilman Larry Johnson brought back up his effort to have the council investigate fellow Council member Sherri Myers. He had tried to get it on the agenda at the Agenda Review but failed to get a second. Myers had originally seconded the motion, but [...]

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

The salary for Pensacola mayor is too low, $100,000. The Pensacola City Council should have a discussion about raising the salary to a level comparable with the county's constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector (Constitutionalsalariesfinal13), [...]

City Council pushes ahead with charter amendments

Pensacola City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn has called a special meeting for Monday, August 11 to vote on two proposed amendments to the city's charter. If they are approved by the Pensacola City Council and avoid the mayor's veto, then the amendments will be placed on the Nov. 4 general [...]

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

courtesy Governor's office Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald reports that nearly seven in 10 likely Florida voters are concerned about climate change and nearly 80 percent want limits on carbon pollution from power plants, according to a new poll conducted for an environmental group. "The [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Mayor Ashton Hayward notified the Pensacola City Council on Friday that he has vetoed Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14 that were passed by the council to better manage the mayor's power to enlist outside attorneys. In an email to the council, Hayward said that the City Attorney (Jim Messer) and CFO [...]

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