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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…

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Former Pensacola Councilwoman publishes a book

May 4, 2017

Former Pensacola City Councilwoman Debra A.K.Thompson has written a new book, “Enlightenment: Looking Back to Move Forward.” Thompson served on the Pensacola City Council from 1999-2001 as an At-Large council member. She upset incumbent Doug Halford…

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Dueling Opinions on Veto

April 13, 2017

The interpretation of the Pensacola City Charter continues to be like deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls for city officials. At the special meeting on April 10, City Attorney Lysia Bowling told the city council that Mayor Ashton…

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Budget analyst might reveal details of legal fees

April 6, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward vetoed the Pensacola City Council hiring a budget analyst, a position the voters approved in a 2014 charter amendment. The council will discuss the veto next week. Councilwoman Sherri Myers and others…