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Larry’s List and the Misunderstood “Request”

Larry’s List and the Misunderstood “Request”

Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson said today that he has not yet approached the mayor’s chief of staff regarding possible conflicts of interest. The council suggested he do so Monday when the subject was discussed. “That’s kind of not on the front burner today,” Johnson said. [...]

Johnson’s Asmar Question

Just before the end of last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson asked the question again. He wanted to know why the mayor’s chief of staff had not disclosed his business relationships. “We have a part-time, contract employee that has a private [...]

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 [...]

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