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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 [...]

Bare Calls for Investigations

Bare Calls for Investigations

Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare has placed several items on this afternoon’s agenda that are aimed at the mayor’s office. Two are budgetary in nature, and one entertains an investigation into the “situation on the 7th floor.” The councilman is requesting that the city council [...]

HT Land Co.’s Second Offer

HT Land Co.’s Second Offer

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 was wrapping up its lengthy discussion about a possible Maritime Overlay District and what impact that would [...]

No Panhandling in the Upside

No Panhandling in the Upside

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 will prevail,” said Councilwoman Sherri Myers, who cast [...]

COW Rundown

COW Rundown

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 council approve a lease with Maritime One, LLC—the holding company established by [...]

Homeless Ordinances Find Home

Homeless Ordinances Find Home

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 Council. Council President P.C. Wu introduced the Chinese [...]

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