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Pensacola City Council discusses its staff today

Pensacola City Council discusses its staff today

Nearly three months after the Pensacola voters narrowly approved a charter amendment (52%-48%) that gave the Pensacola City Council the power to hire its own staff, the council will hold a workshop this afternoon on what that staff will look like. The positions the council will be discussing [...]

Council takes step today on diversity

Council takes step today on diversity

The Pensacola City Council will review today a proposed ordinance to create and implement a minority and woman-owned business program for city procurement. The ordinance is the result of nearly four-year process. In 2011, Mayor Ashton Hayward recommended and the council approved the hiring of [...]

Pensacola City Council may change law so it can meet less often

Pensacola City Council may change law so it can meet less often

Council President Andy Terhaar has proposed changes to the city code and city council rules that will require that the Pensacola City Council only have one regular meeting a month. The recommendation is based on the discussion held at council workshop on December 11. Over the past few years, [...]

Psst, someone needs to tell Pensacola City Council a hard freeze is coming

Psst, someone needs to tell Pensacola City Council a hard freeze is coming

Late this afternoon, the Pensacola City Council will release its agenda for its Jan. 15 regular meeting. Will the council discuss the recommendations made by its task force on homelessness? Cold, arctic weather is coming. A hard freeze is predicted for Wednesday night. The city council last [...]

Interesting Job Description for City Attorney leads to charter questions (update)

Interesting Job Description for City Attorney leads to charter questions (update)

The job description for the Pensacola City Attorney has been posted on The Florida Bar website: The City Attorney shall serve as the chief legal adviser to, and shall represent, elected or appointed officials, boards and commissions, and employees in the course and scope of their official duties [...]

How Pensacola City Council voted on its officers

How Pensacola City Council voted on its officers

We've had the ballots for the Pensacola City Council's election of president and vice president for some time, but the ATF report on the county jail blast took our focus in a different direction. Two weeks ago, the council elected Andy Terhaar and Larry Johnson, as president and vice president [...]

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Council members Larry Johnson, Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer were all sworn into office yesterday. After several rounds of voting, Andy Terhaar beat out Jewel Cannada-Wynn to become the new council president. Johnson edged out Sherri Myers for the vice president [...]

Who will be next council president and vp

Who will be next council president and vp

Tomorrow after the swearing-on of Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council, the council will elect its president and vice-president that will serve for the next 12 months. Four council members have been nominated for president: Incumbent Jewel Cannada-Wynn by herself, Larry Johnson and [...]

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 [...]

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