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Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

The Birmingham Business Journal reports today that Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, or CCBCU, has announced it plans to expand its footprint to Valparaiso and Pensacola, Fla. Read more.

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Critical City Council Vote Last week, the daily newspaper cited the city's natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, for having some of the oldest pipes in the country. The situation could be worse if not for the foresight of city leaders in 2011. Mayor Ashton Hayward, with the help of then-Chief [...]

City Papers: Insurance Broker

City Papers: Insurance Broker

The last set of documents concerned the insurance broker services. Stuart Freeman of Molton, Allen & Williams approached the city believing that he could save the city money by consolidating all the insurance policies under one broker (Freeman ), at the time the city had five firms - [...]

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

courtesy Governor's office In his latest "Upwords," Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward writes that the city has taken action on 62 different flood recovery projects, completing 37 of them. He said, "Staff is working through the FEMA process simultaneously and I expect the City to be fully [...]

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

City Employee and Police pensions graded D

A report released Thursday by the LeRoy Collins Institute said local-government pension plans continue to place a significant burden on municipalities across Florida. The report evaluated 151 local pension plans, including the city of Pensacola general employee and police pensions. The two [...]

Time for Hayward and City to separate legal representation

Time for Hayward  and City to separate legal representation

The daily newspaper reported today that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward "retained an attorney at the law firm of Beggs and Lane to handle his involvement in the federal investigation." According to the paper, the mayor is personally paying for at least some of those legal expenses. The federal [...]

City opens today bids for advertising contract

The selection committee for RFP 14-022 Three Year Contract to Provide Advertising Services for Pensacola Energy meets today at 10 a.m. in the conference room located at the Pensacola Energy building, located at 1625 Atwood Drive. According to the email from the purchasing director, George [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

Another 1,250 pages. Points of interest for me (but you may see something else): Chief of Staff John Asmar had George Maiberger, Purchasing Director, bid out the owner's representative contract. Hatch Mott and Volkert submitted bids, but Maiberger had to send an email to Steve Dana of Jerry Pate [...]

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds received a 5-0 vote from the Petroskey City Council to be their new city manager. According to the Petroskey News, the decision followed interviews with Reynolds and three other candidates. Petoskey is a town on Lake Michigan with a population [...]

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

I received a phone call yesterday from the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille that the city of Pensacola will fulfill my public record requests concerning Main Street Rehabilitation Project, contracts with Jerry Pate Design, city investments, insurance broker services and expenses of [...]

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

The Bay Cliff Neighborhood Association is the latest neighborhood in the city of Pensacola to organize and use Facebook to share information. From John Paul King: If you live in the Bay Cliff area please join this page. Most of us have families / little ones and want to do anything we can to [...]

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