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Posts Tagged ‘Pensacola City Council’

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

During their presentation to the Pensacola City Council last night, representatives from the Zimmerman Agency distributed copies of a recent issue of the Gulf Coast Business Review featuring a large picture of Mayor Ashton Hayward and a write-up on the city. The article, entitled ‘Punchline No [...]

Blue COW

Blue COW

The Pensacola City Council will address one of the city’s so-called ‘blue laws’ today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Blue laws are typically older regulations that attempt to bar certain activities on Sundays. Planning Administrator Sherry Morris explained to the city council [...]

Council Questions Budget

Council Questions Budget

While they tentatively approved Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed budget, members of the Pensacola City Council still have some questions. During yesterday’s budget hearing, council members expressed concerns about the funding of outside agencies, the city’s new marketing contact and budgetary [...]

City Budget Hearing

The Pensacola City Council today will hold the first of two public hearings pertaining to the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. After looking at Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed numbers during workshops in July, the city council decided to delay signing off on the budget until [...]

Special City Council Meeting Cancelled

With an approaching tropical storm—or, perhaps hurricane—in the Gulf, today’s special meeting of the Pensacola City Council has been cancelled. The meeting was called off  about an hour prior to its 1:15 p.m. start time. The council was scheduled to take up two issues: it’s search for a [...]

Welcome to the Jungle

With coastal locales eyeing Tropical Storm Isaac as it heads towards the Gulf of Mexico, the Pensacola City Council was interested in the city’s preparation efforts. Councilman Larry Johnson inquired about the matter during last night’s council meeting. “The Escambia County EOC is actually [...]

City Council Recap

City Council Recap

During its Thursday night meeting, the Pensacola City Council tackled Quint Studer’s Maritime Park lease, stormwater assessments and East Government Street. The council also addressed the eventual arrival of RESTORE Act money. Studer, owner of the Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team, has [...]

E. Government St. Marathon

E. Government St. Marathon

After drawing fire from the East Government Street crowd in July, Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer came prepared last night. Slipping on a blue hardhat, he noted the “passionate champions” engaged in an “intense, spirited discussion.” Since the issue was breached in the spring, [...]

Sam’s Announcement

Sam’s Announcement

Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall made an announcement of sorts last night during the board’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “I’m at a state now where I’m not able to perform 100 percent all of the time,” Hall said. The president did not elaborate, but said some council [...]

Reconnect Neighborhood Added to Agenda

The ‘Citizens in the East Government Street Neighborhood’ have weighed in on the reconnection of that street. A report from the group has been added to today’s Pensacola City Council agenda. The council is scheduled to hear from Alan Gray, a planner with the West Florida Regional Planning [...]

Busy COW

The Pensacola City Council has a fairly busy slate today for its Committee of the Whole meeting. The board will make appointments, confirm a department head and hear a presentation regarding the reopening of East Government Street. The East Government Street presentation is one of the more [...]

Council to Hear ReGrid Findings

Over the course of the summer, the city of Pensacola and the West Florida Regional Planning Council held a series of public workshops concerning the downtown historic district’s street grid, specifically the opening of East Government Street. The information gathered during the workshops will be [...]

Crime, Chickens and the Press

In one of its most fluid meetings in months, the Pensacola City Council seemed to sail unencumbered through its Thursday night engagement. The board tended to its chicken and urban farming ordinance, sections of the city’s green building code and a Complete Streets resolution. The council also [...]

Exploring Disparity and Bike Lanes

After a year of waiting, the Pensacola City Council heard details of its disparity study last night. According to the study, city government has improved its numbers, but Pensacola as a whole has a ways to go. “It’s very detailed, very thorough and left no stone unturned,” Councilman [...]

City Receives Disparity Study

The Pensacola City Council will get a glimpse at a long-awaited disparity study today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. The group will also be discussing the hiring of a council executive. In June 2011, the city contracted with Tallahassee firm MGT to conduct a disparity study. The [...]

Pensacola City Council, At Large B

There are five Pensacola City Council seats up for grabs this election season. Two of those seats—including the At-Large B seat—will be on the ballot for the August primary. The At Large B seat currently belongs to Council President Sam Hall. He is being challenged by Charles Bare and Victor [...]

Studer Negotiations

Studer Negotiations

Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer met with officials from the city of Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park Association this morning in an attempt to hammer out a lease for a parcel of property located at the Maritime Park. “We’re close,” said CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill at the end of [...]

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