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City Hall: Mayor does not need separate legal counsel

March 1, 2017

Inweekly asked the Hayward Administration whether Mayor Ashton Hayward needed to have separate legal counsel since Judge Roger Vinson ruled he was individually named in fired Pensacola Fire Chief Matt Schmitt’s lawsuit. City Public Information Officer…


Deputy fire chief also sues Pensacola mayor individually

February 24, 2017

Yesterday, former Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover’s attorney and the attorneys representing the City of Pensacola filed a joint motion to dismiss City Administrator Eric Olson, Chief Human Resources Officer Ed Sisson, Assistant Human Resources Manager…


Schmitt vs. Hayward rises several questions

February 23, 2017

Now that Mayor Ashton Hayward is individually named a defendant in the lawsuit brought by former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt, the City -both Mayor and City Council- will be breaking new ground. Should Ashton Hayward separate…


Pensacola Fire Department reins in OT

September 30, 2016

The City of Pensacola uploaded its August 2016 monthly line-item report on Tuesday. Finally the Pensacola Fire Department has reined in its overtime, only spending $33,232 in August. The Fire Department OT has skyrocketed under Chief…


Okaloosa fire chiefs suspended, see report

September 16, 2016

Ocean City Wright Fire Control District commissioners voted this week to suspend Fire Chief Billy Lord for 45 days and Assistant Fire Chief Scott Funchess for 30 days without pay following an investigation of their alleged…


City manipulates reports to hide Fire OT

September 12, 2016

The City of Pensacola Finance Department finally uploaded the July 2016 financial reports to the city’s website. Once again, the “current approved budget” line items were manipulated to hide how overtime paid at the Fire Department…


Pensacola Fire Department Drop

August 18, 2016

The City of Pensacola Sunshine Center released after hours on Tuesday the Individual DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan) Account statements for 20 firefighters in the program. Those 20 firefighters account nearly one out of every five…


Facts belie explanation of fire department overtime

July 25, 2016

In a television interview on July 19, Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen defended his sharp increase in overtime as being cyclical. “It tends to happen, throughout my career that there’s these cycles where there’ll be a…