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Homeless Ordinance, Round Two

Homeless Ordinance, Round Two

Last time Mayor Ashton Hayward lobbed such a proposed ordinance onto the table, citizens referred to the effort as “sick,” “bonkers” and “immoral and very, very sad.” Pensacola City Council members called it “too broad,” “unconstitutional” and “absolutely, quite frankly, [...]

The Big Slim Down

The Big Slim Down

Several members of Pensacola’s African-American community expressed concerns Thursday night as the Pensacola City Council considered cutting its two at-large seats. “In the African-American community, we have angst about decreasing representation,” said Dr. Marion WIlliams, of Movement for [...]

Does Size Matter?

While some members expressed concerns about cutting two seats from the Pensacola City Council, most were inclined to follow Councilman Larry B. Johnson’s lead. “Our council is too big, we need to shrink council,” Johnson told his fellow members at last night’s Committee of the Whole [...]

Johnson Guns for Gunther, At-large Seats

Johnson Guns for Gunther, At-large Seats

It looks like Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson will be throwing a couple of suggestions on the table this afternoon during council’s Committee of the Whole meeting. In addition to his push to downsize the city’s legislative body, he’s also likely to ask that Fred Gunther be removed [...]

Wrestling with the CMPA & Selling the City

Wrestling with the CMPA & Selling the City

Toward the tail end of Monday’s two-plus hours of discussion regarding the leasing process for properties at the Community Maritime Park, City Attorney Jim Messer boiled it down to one sentence. “This is just a simple declarative statement: the CMPA negotiates the lease,” he told the [...]

For Sale in the City

The Pensacola City Council will be discussing the city’s policy regarding the disposition of city-owned property today at its Committee of the Whole meeting. The policy pertains to property other than parcels located at the port, airport or Community Maritime Park. City Spokesman Derek Cosson [...]

‘Streamlined’ at the COW

When the Pensacola City Council meets for its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, members will consider approving “streamlined guidelines” for the disposition of city-owned property. Currently, policy dictates that the mayor identify properties that the city wishes to put on the market. [...]

Airport, ECAT, YMCA … ‘Civility’

Airport, ECAT, YMCA … ‘Civility’

The new director of the Pensacola International Airport spoke last night about the city enterprise’s financial outlook and how it might be improved. “We’re gonna run our airport like a business,” Greg Donovan told the Pensacola City Council, “and there are some decisive decisions that [...]

The Long and Y-ending Road

The Long and Y-ending Road

After another marathon session—after Voltaire and a Chinese proverb—the Pensacola City Council is no closer to landing the YMCA at the Community Maritime Park. “What you’re watching is democracy in action,” Council President P.C. Wu told his board. For hours the council mud wrestled [...]

The How of the Y – video added

The Pensacola City Council formalized their approval last night of locating a new YMCA at the Maritime Park—in concept, with lease details to be worked out—but not before a conversation about how the deal came before them. “I agree, I think, with almost everyone up here,” Councilwoman [...]

Camelot’s Town Hall

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers will host a town hall March 19; the forum will focus on the development of Camelot Park. Here’s the city press release: Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers will hold a town hall meeting next week for residents of the Camelot Neighborhood to [...]

Today’s COW

Today’s COW

The Pensacola City Council meets this afternoon for its Committee of the Whole session. An item pertaining to possibly relocating the YMCA to the Community Maritime Park has gotten a lot of attention, but there’s also other business the council will tend to. In addition to hearing an update on [...]

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