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Who will be the next Pensacola City Council President?

Who will be the next Pensacola City Council President?

The Pensacola City Council members have sent in their nominations. The ballot for council president has Charles Bare, Jewel Cannada-Wynn, Megan Pratt and P.C. Wu. The vice president ballot has Bare, Cannada-Wynn and Pratt. Councilwoman Sherri Myers nominated Bare for both positions. [...]

City Council Decides on DPR and Lease Listings, Will Hear More on Food Trucks Within 90 Days

City Council Decides on DPR and Lease Listings, Will Hear More on Food Trucks Within 90 Days

The City Council had a lot on its plate at Thursday night’s meeting. The meeting opened with public comment from two food service employees from Baltimore Washington International Airport speaking out about conditions under Creative Food Group, a company that manages airport restaurant [...]

Food Trucks are not unique to Pensacola, but need reasonable regulations

Food Trucks are not unique to Pensacola, but need reasonable regulations

Imagine if all the Pensacola movie theaters fought to outlaw DVD rentals, if hospitals wanted a ban on open MRIs outside their facilities or outpatient surgery centers or retailers wanted to block online shopping. Goods and services, in today's world, are delivered to customers in a variety of [...]

City Council Talks Food Trucks

City Council Talks Food Trucks

source: guactruck.com 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 New York Nick’s, brought the [...]

City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

City Council to discuss Domestic Partnership Registry

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 is a local procedure used to register two unmarried [...]

Mayor delays vote on Airport Food Services

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 mayor wants to bring it back. Hmmm.

City and CMPA want to renegotiate with Wahoos

City and CMPA want to renegotiate with Wahoos

Getting the Blue Wahoos to renegotiate its use agreement for the Maritime Park stadium appears to be a top priority for both Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. Owner Quint Studer told the Independent News this morning that he isn’t interested in [...]

Airport Food contract dropped from Pensacola City Council agenda. Is it legal to do so?

Airport Food contract dropped from Pensacola City Council agenda. Is it legal to do so?

The agenda for next week's Pensacola City Council has nothing about the Airport Food Services contract that Mayor Ashton Hayward has recommended be given to the St. Louis-based firm, OHM Concessions. The city council had voted last week to postpone its vote on the recommendation until Oct. [...]

City Airport, Fire Budgets Heat Up Workshop

City Airport, Fire Budgets Heat Up Workshop

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 the airport director, who recommended cutting three captain [...]

Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

Pretty Pictures and a Game of Charades

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 told her fellow council members. The councilwoman contended that the [...]

City Council Workshops the Budget

City Council Workshops the Budget

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 presented at two public hearings in September prior to being [...]

City Council Declines Investigations

City Council Declines Investigations

While attempts at two different investigations into Mayor Ashton Hayward’s administration failed to gain enough traction, Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare’s recommendation that the mayoral budgetary authority be curtailed will live to see Thursday’s regular council meeting. “I [...]

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