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City Council Talks Food Trucks

November 13, 2013

By Jessica Forbes At Thursday’s City Council meeting, a discussion about food trucks and the policies needed to guide their operation will begin, which is a dialogue that downtown restaurateurs are encouraging. Nick Zangari, owner of…


City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

November 12, 2013

The Pensacola City Council will consider today at its Agenda Review a proposal to create a Domestic Partnership Registry. The ordinance was drafted by the ACLU and proposed by Councilman Larry Johnson. A Domestic Partnership Registry…


Mayor delays vote on Airport Food Services

October 21, 2013

City Administrator Colleen Castille pulled this afternoon the Airport Food Services contract from the agenda for the Oct. 24 Pensacola City Council meeting. According to City Attorney Jim Messer, the item can be delayed indefinitely…until the…

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City Airport, Fire Budgets Heat Up Workshop

July 23, 2013

Some of the meatier moments on the first day of the city of Pensacola’s budget workshop came during discussions regarding the budgets of the Pensacola International Airport and the Pensacola Fire Department. City council heard from…

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Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

July 22, 2013

A couple of hours into today’s city of Pensacola budget workshop, Councilwoman Megan Pratt took an opportunity to express a “sense of futility” with the budgetary process. “I was tempted not even to show up,” Pratt…


City Council Workshops the Budget

July 22, 2013

The Pensacola City Council dives into the city’s 2014 budget this week. As proposed, the budget totals $192,198,700. Mayor Ashton Hayward made his proposed budget available last month. The budget must get council’s approval and be…

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HT Land Co.’s Second Offer

July 12, 2013

Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu looked looked a bit confused this morning as to why he had not heard from the woman in the back of the room before. She had waited until the council…

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No Panhandling in the Upside

June 14, 2013

The final installment of the so-called ‘homeless’ ordinances was approved by the Pensacola City Council last night. The new ordinance targets panhandling. “I know it’s going to be challenged in court, and I suspect the plaintiff…

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COW Rundown

June 7, 2013

The Pensacola City Council has a fair amount of meat on the table for Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Here’s a taste: Maritime Park Land Lease – Mayor Ashton Hayward is recommending that the city…

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Homeless Ordinances Find Home

May 24, 2013

The Pensacola City Council’s passage of the so-called homeless ordinances has been an uncomfortable affair. During the first reading, it was the Boy Scouts. Thursday, it was a Chinese visitor with the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy…

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Picnic Protest at City Hall

May 22, 2013

A protest/no-money yard sale/picnic is scheduled for tomorrow on the Pensacola City Hall lawn, prior to the Pensacola City Council meeting. “It is a protest, as well as giving away of items—that in and of itself…

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Council passes panhandling ordinance

May 21, 2013

By Brandy Volovecky The Pensacola City Council voted to approve an ordinance to the city code that would prohibit aggressive panhandling in downtown Pensacola at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. Councilwoman Sherri F.…