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Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

The city of Pensacola is one of a handful of city's that has a domestic partnership registry. In December, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 41-13 that created the registry that provides registered domestic partners with various rights and benefits. Recently Southerners for the Freedom to [...]

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Press Release: 350 Pensacola calls for the Pensacola City Council to support proposed Climate Change Task Force resolution. The Pensacola City Council is set to consider a resolution to create a Climate Change Task Force to help our community mitigate the causes and adapt to the impacts of our [...]

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

From Councilwoman Sherri Myers: I am hosting a Town Hall meeting to provide City Council District 2 residents and businesses with an opportunity to have input on how the city and the county should spend future Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds. Because the LOST is a county initiated [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

City of Pensacola/DIB crack down on outside signage

City of Pensacola/DIB crack down on outside signage

From the Downtown Improvement Board A few months ago the City held a workshop regarding outdoor signage, including the proper permits, licenses, sizes, and placement for those signs. As of July 21st, if you do not have an application for signage with the City to be reviewed by the ARB board, you [...]

City Survey questions focus on rating city services

City Survey questions focus on rating city services

City Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain called to further explain the city's survey that will be conducted by the HAAS Center for Mayor Ashton Hayward. The questions will focus on city services and ask city residents to rate them. "We need to create a baseline so that we can properly [...]

Hayward announces own Quality of Life survey

Hayward announces own Quality of Life survey

Since 2007, Mason-Dixon Polling has conducted a survey to measure the attitudes of voters in the city of Pensacola and Escambia County on Quality of Life issues. Quint Studer formed the non-profit Better Pensacola Forum to manage the survey and Jerry Maygarden was its first executive director. A [...]

Wells sends out his first memo as council executive

Wells sends out his first memo as council executive

MEMORANDUM TO: City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Members of the Pensacola City Council FROM: William D. (Rusty) Wells VIA: Office of the City Clerk RE: Council Executive Position DATE: June 23, 2014 Following recent conversations with the Mayor's staff, I believe that there is [...]

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Mayor Hayward issues statement on departure of airport director

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Greg Donovan, Director of the City-owned Pensacola International Airport (PNS), will leave to take a position as the Executive Director of the Melbourne Airport Authority / Melbourne International Airport (MLB), located in Melbourne, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Filing deadlines, Jack is back and Miracle Max headline

Weekend Buzz: Filing deadlines, Jack is back and Miracle Max headline

The qualifying deadline for county and city offices is noon on Friday, June 20. Candidates who have pre-filed must submit petition signatures or pay the filing fee. City Hall is anxious to see if anyone else jumps into the mayor's race and whether Councilman Larry Johnson of District 4 will get a [...]

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Proposed Charter Revisions for Workshop Prepared by Charles Bare   Issue 1: Powers and Duties   Summary: The text referring to powers and duties for the Mayor and the Council should be changed to duties. These changes will alleviate ambiguity in the language of the charter and [...]

Pensacola area named Top 10 Destination list

Pensacola area named Top 10 Destination list

Pensacola has made it onto ConventionSouth magazine’s 2014 Top 10 list of the “South’s Five-Star Destinations for Military & Public Service Groups.” The cities on the list were chosen for their all-American patriotic spirit, appreciation discounts, patriotic festivals and attractions, and [...]

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