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City of Five Flags was never official motto of Pensacola

City of Five Flags was never official motto of Pensacola

Joe Vinson has written an informative column for Pensacola Today - "5 things to keep in mind about Pensacola’s five flags." Vinson points out that the Pensacola City Council considered adopting the "City of Five Flags" motto twice and rejected it both times. In February 1960, Calvin L. [...]

Pensacola City Council agenda has 49 items

Pensacola City Council agenda has 49 items

The Pensacola City Council may have set a record for its March 9 Agenda Review. It has 49 items. The agenda packet is 1,032 pages. They will be voting on contracts and expenditures totaling more than $5.6 million. Council President Andy Terhaar is proposing four hires for the council's staff. He [...]

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Move To Amend goes to Pensacola City Council in March

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, we interviewed Mike Potters on Move to Amend. The Northwest Florida (Pensacola) Move To Amend Chapter will attend the Pensacola City Council meeting on March 12 to support discussion of a Council Resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that [...]

Buzz: Pensacola City Council may be awakening…very slowly

Buzz: Pensacola City Council may be awakening…very slowly

Councilman Brian Spencer is asking the city administration to look into panhandling and homelessness. He wants the city to review the Florida League of Cities' recommendations. Councilwoman Sherri Myers has already asked to place on the March agenda repeal of the city's 2013 homeless ordinances [...]

Myers wants homeless report and ordinances on March City Council agenda

Myers wants homeless report and ordinances on March City Council agenda

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers has gotten tired wanting on Council President Andy Terhaar to do something with the recommendations on homelessness that have been filed away since October. She has asked Rusty Wells, the council executive without the title**, about the deadline for [...]

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Hayward completes loop on pension reform

Tonight the Pensacola City Council ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 707, the labor union representing City of Pensacola firefighters. Unlike the contracts with the general employees and police officers’ [...]

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

Barker adds Firefighters contract to agenda

This confirms my report yesterday: From: Dick Barker Jr Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:24 PM To: City Council Only Cc: Rusty Wells; Ericka Burnett; Elaine Mager Subject: Requested Add-On Item - Pensacola Firefighters IAFF Local 707 Collective Bargaining Agreement Importance: [...]

Breaking news: Pensacola firefighters ratify contract

Breaking news: Pensacola firefighters ratify contract

The Pensacola firefighters union ratified last night the proposed collective bargaining agreement, 72 yes votes to 28 no votes. The agreement will now go before the Pensacola City Council for approval.

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

City of Pensacola has homeless programs waiting for action

The city of Pensacola paid consultant Robert Marbut $30,000 to facilitate its Task Force on Improving Human Services and develop a set of recommendations on how the city should deal with its homeless populations. Dr. Marbut, who has worked on developing solutions for other areas in Florida, was [...]

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Move to Amend group to address Pensacola City Council on Thursday

Northwest Florida Move to Amend is continuing its campaign to appeal to Pensacola City Council to adopt a resolution in favor of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that simply, clearly and unequivocally establishes that the People of the United States of America reject the U.S. Supreme [...]

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 [...]

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