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Posts Tagged ‘Pensacola City Council’

The Dead End Debate

Empty seats at yesterday’s Pensacola City Council Committee of the Whole meeting were few and far between. Most of them were filled with someone there to speak about Mayor Ashton Hayward’s plan to connect Government Street with Ninth Avenue. “I’ve not asked the audience what they’re [...]

Jerralds: Hawthorne is ‘pissing in the wind’ and ‘full of shenanigans’

Jerralds: Hawthorne is ‘pissing in the wind’ and ‘full of shenanigans’

Despite a request by Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce Chairman George Hawthorne, the Pensacola City Council did not address Councilman John Jerralds’ recent efforts to reassess the chamber’s purpose. “That’s not city business,” Jerralds said, after leaving the city [...]

The End of a Dead End?

In an effort to create a more walkable downtown, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward is looking to reconnect Government Street to Ninth Avenue near Bayfront Parkway. The mayor will take the issue before the Pensacola City Council next week. “Dead-ends don’t belong in downtowns,” said Mayor [...]

CRA’s Backdoor?

Pensacola City Council members are once again split on what Mayor Ashton Hayward can and cannot—and should or should not—do. The familiar debate over the particulars of the city’s new strong-mayor form of government this time originated from the realm of the downtown Community Redevelopment [...]

Last Call?

Pensacola officials are eyeing a lawsuit against the owners of Tom, Ann, Buddy’s. The corner bar has earned a nefarious reputation over the years and, more importantly in this case, racked up $22,738.50 in code enforcement fines. “This has to do with code enforcement and liens, but it is [...]

All Aboard?

Will Amtrak’s Sunset Limited passenger train service once again travel through Pensacola? City officials would like to see that happen. During today’s Pensacola City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, council members will consider a resolution requesting that Amtrak revive its New [...]

Tom, Ann, Buddy’s Foreclosure?

Pensacola City Council on Monday, will take up the issue of filing a lawsuit against the owners of Tom, Ann, Buddy’s. Frequently attracting the attention of authorities— recently a police officer shot a patron in the parking lot—the bar may also now face foreclosure. The city is looking to [...]

Council to Discuss Environmental Advisory Board

Council to Discuss Environmental Advisory Board

During the last Pensacola City Council meeting, Jan. 26, a citizen expressed concern about the city’s environmental advisory board not having met since March 2011. Councilwoman Sheri Myers said that she brought the issue up previously, but it had failed to appear on an agenda. “I was told [...]

Bayou Bridge Fishing Banned

Fishing is no longer allowed on the Cervantes Street bridge spanning Bayou Texar. “The fishermen have lost their privilege to fish there,” said Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson, during the Jan. 26 city council meeting. “—I just wanted to make that public today, and I think [...]

New CRA Leadership

Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agency has a new chairman and vice chairman. The CRA board—comprised of the Pensacola City Council—chose its new leadership Jan. 9. Councilman Brian Spencer is the CRA’s new chairman, while Councilman John Jerralds will serve as its new vice [...]

A More ‘Walkable, Bikeable’ Pensacola

An environmental group will implore the Pensacola City Council to implement policies that foster a more sustainable city. Sustainable Gulf Coast/Pensacola 350 will present A Citizen’s Proposal: Global Problem, Local Solutions. The group would like to see the city adopt strategies that [...]

Monk and Hall, Their Conversation’s Beginning

Monk and Hall, Their Conversation’s Beginning

The free-speech discussion that has grown out of a confrontation between Rev. Nathan Monk and Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall is rooted in an exchange the pair began earlier in the week. Hall opened a Dec. 12 Committee of the Whole meeting by expressing his desire to shorten the [...]

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