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City Council, CRA Meetings

The Pensacola City Council will be meeting tomorrow for a second rules-and-procedures workshop, then again on Thursday when they convene as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board. Tomorrow’s workshop is a continuation of an earlier meeting with Panama City attorney Douglas Sale. The council [...]

‘No Further Comment’

It remains unclear who exactly instructed the city of Pensacola’s spokesman to launch an anonymous blog-commenting campaign in which he endorsed various aspects of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s agenda while criticizing entities viewed by the administration as political adversaries—including the [...]

Honest Abe’s IP and the Rest of It

Honest Abe’s IP and the Rest of It

The weirdest moment in last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting? That was probably when “the last living descendent of Abraham Lincoln” presented a young Boy Scout with a decorative plate to hang on the wall. The most surreal moment? That was undoubtedly when City Administrator Bill [...]

Special Cow: Council’s Library Board Pick

Special Cow: Council’s Library Board Pick

Prior to its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Pensacola City Council convenes for a Special Committee of the Whole to select a representative to sit on the Library Board of Governance for the West Florida Public Library System. The library system was recently placed under Escambia [...]

Council Leftovers: MGT, Zimmerman and the IP Mystery

While much of Pensacola City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday centered on the 4-cent gas tax and mass transit funding, there were also other matters tended to. Chief Financial Officer Dick Barker presented the FY2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Clyde Mathis, [...]

Council Catches the Bus

Council Catches the Bus

As the Pensacola City Council discussed the fate of the recently passed 4-cent gas tax last night, Mike Lowery said he was “probably the most nervous person in this room.” “I can tell you, I”m shaking,” said Lowery, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, “because I’m [...]

Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

Wu Juggles Zimmerman, Gas Tax

It looks like the gas tax and Zimmerman Agency contract will be on the Pensacola City Council’s table next week. The topics didn’t make the agenda, but Council President P.C. Wu said last night he plans to add them. “To me, the logical thing is, why wouldn’t it be there?” the president [...]

City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

City on ECAT: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’

Pensacola City Council members this week spoke out against Mayor Ashton Hayward’s apparent intention—relayed via a public statement from Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino—to use a recently passed gas tax to further economic development efforts instead of contributing to mass [...]

Unraveling Zimmerman

Unraveling Zimmerman

Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu was invited to call in for a radio interview recently. The first question caught him off guard. “I’m thinking, ‘well, this is real nice, you get kicked in the stomach and then get asked what your opinion is,’” Wu relayed to his fellow council [...]

City Council COW Rundown

City Council COW Rundown

During Pensacola City Council’s Committee of the Whole this afternoon, members will discuss the follow-through from a discussion had last week regarding the body’s rules and procedures. Last Thursday, the council met with an attorney from Panama City in an effort to get a handle on how to [...]

ATU opposes Mayor Hayward’s decision to withhold gas tax from ECAT

ATU opposes Mayor Hayward’s decision to withhold gas tax from ECAT

Press Release: The ATU Local 1395 will be holding "X" Day next Thursday, Feb. 14. At the Press Conference/Event the Union and customers will be painting big giant "X" on buses. The Union will be showing the public, bus riders, and elected officials one possible result of $700,000 to a million [...]

Working it Out at the Workshop

Working it Out at the Workshop

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop tomorrow to go over the body’s rules and procedures. Specific topics on the agenda include an overview of legislative parliamentary procedure and the nature and conduct of committee meetings. To assist in the workshop, the city council has [...]

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