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Reynolds Responds (see documentation)

Reynolds Responds (see documentation)

Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds said he believes that the Sunshine Law accusation being levied against him will be proved unfounded. Earlier this month, Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren DeWeese raised questions concerning Sunshine Law violations. She contends that Reynolds violated [...]

Government Street Meeting Cancelled

Tonight’s public meeting concerning the opening of Government Street has been cancelled. City officials are apparently still studying the issue. Travis Peterson, spokesman for Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, said the possibility of connecting Government Street—which currently dead-ends—to [...]

Jerralds vs. Hawthorne, Round Two

Jerralds vs. Hawthorne, Round Two

The Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce will be the subject of an upcoming community meeting. Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds said last week that he would announce the meeting date soon. During his remarks at a Pensacola City Council meeting, Jerralds clarified that the [...]

Council Approves Pen Air, Blows Off Steam

While it eventually green-lighted the Pen Air deal, the Pensacola City Council let it be known that it was not pleased about the circumstances. “Delighted to support the deal tonight,” said Council President Sam Hall. “I’m just not happy about how it came to us.” After lengthy [...]

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Months after its top candidate flinched just before taking the job, the Pensacola City Council may soon be meeting a few more applicants for its council executive position. The board has been searching for someone to handle the body’s administrative needs. During Monday’s Committee of the [...]

Council Paves Way for Pen Air

Council Paves Way for Pen Air

Once it had become apparent that the Pen Air deal was hitting a true snag, Mayor Ashton Hayward made his way into the meeting room. He took a seat a few rows back in the gallery and waited for a chance to address the Pensacola City Council. “We’re talking about Pen Air Credit Union, we’re [...]

City Council Rundown

City Council Rundown

The Pensacola City Council will be covering matters ranging from budgets to personnel to liquor during its Committee of the Whole meeting this afternoon. Council members will hear from the city’s Chief Financial Officer Dick Barker today in regards to Pensacola’s second-quarter financial [...]

Wal-Mart Looks for Liquor License

An attorney representing Wal-Mart Store #1224—the local Creighton Road location—will be requesting next week that the city of Pensacola grant the store permission to sell hard liquor. In a letter to Pensacola Planning Services Administrator Sherry Morris, the attorney explains that Wal-Mart [...]

Hawthorne’s City Council Address

Hawthorne’s City Council Address

After allowing him his few minutes of public comment at the microphone, the Pensacola City Council continued to the next speaker without comment. Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce Chairman George Harwthorne attended tonight’s council meeting to speak about the gathering City [...]

Hawthorne: An Olive Branch or Baseball Bat?

Hawthorne: An Olive Branch or Baseball Bat?

He knows he’s going to speak before the Pensacola City Council tomorrow. He’s just not sure exactly what he’ll say. “I have an olive branch in my left hand, I have a baseball bat in my right—I haven’t decided which one I’m going to use,” said Gulf Coast African American Chamber [...]

Messer’s Tired of Dancing

Pensacola City Attorney Jim Messer’s trigger finger is getting itchy. Tiring of what he once referred to as a “dance,” the attorney asked the Pensacola City Council on Monday to allow him to forgo further mediation with the city of Gulf Breeze in response to a dispute over which entity has [...]

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 [...]

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