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City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

City Council considers Airport Stormwater Pond expansion

The Pensacola City Council meets next week. On the agenda is a recommendation to award Panhandle Grading & Paving a $2.8 million contract to renovate and expand the stormwater pond on the southwest quadrant of the Pensacola International Airport. The project is funded with the help of a $2.7 [...]

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

City of Pensacola voters returned all three incumbents to office - Mayor Ashton Hayward, Councilpersons Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer. Four observations can be made from the results: Hayward has a mandate Mayor Ashton Hayward outspent his relatively unknown challenger, Donna Clark, 4 to 1 - [...]

Votes cast in Pensacola City Council District 6 race

Votes cast in Pensacola City Council District 6 race

Incumbent Brian Spencer and Mark Taylor are facing off in the Pensacola City Council District 6 race. In 2010, 2,388 votes were cast (day of, early and absentee) with Spencer garnering 53.52 percent or 1,278 votes. As of 2:30 p.m., District 6 has had 832 votes cast today. I don't have the early [...]

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Incumbent Sherri Myers has received the endorsement of the Pensacola Firefighters Union for the Pensacola City Council, District 2 seat. Myers issued the following statement: I am honored and deeply touch to have the endorsement of the Pensacola Professional Firefighters Local 707 for my [...]

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Both the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 71 and the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 707 have endorsed City Council candidate Mark Taylor for City Council District 6. Here are the quotes from a press release issued by Taylor's campaign: Erik Goss, president of FOP Lodge 71: “The [...]

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

WHAT: The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop session to discuss the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), which Escambia County has placed on the November 4 ballot. The one-cent tax was last approved by voters countywide on March 7, 2006. If approved in November, the LOST [...]

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was joined this afternoon by the Pensacola City Council to sign a lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (VT MAE), which will establish a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International Airport, creating at least 300 jobs. The [...]

Hayward to sign airport development lease next week

Hayward to sign airport development lease next week

From City Hall: City to hold meeting on aerospace lease, signing ceremony and press event to follow Mayor Ashton Hayward has called a special meeting of the Pensacola City Council for September 9, 2014 to consider a lease between the City of Pensacola and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, [...]

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 [...]

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