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City politics: Once again much ado, little change

May 14, 2015

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the…


Cuba impressed by Pensacola delegation

May 12, 2015

Two weeks ago, Inweekly reported on a local delegation that visited Cuba seeking to build relationships and test the waters for possible business opportunities (“Creating a Pensacola-Cuba Connection”). In today’s Tampa Tribune, Albert Fox, president of…


Convention Center deja vu

March 16, 2015

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny…


Hayward lands another grant for city

February 17, 2015

The City of Pensacola has been awarded a $940,000 Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will be used to restore and stabilize areas…


Free Blacks Flee Pensacola

February 16, 2015

The Panama City News Herald published today an article by Marlene Womack on how free blacks fled Pensacola in the years before the Civil War as the state’s laws became more oppressive, eventually mandating that they…


Our workforce lags behind in skills and education

February 13, 2015

The Greater Pensacola Career Pathways initiative may be much more vital to our local economy than earlier believed. Our area’s Job Skills Index wasn’t much better than the state average and was below the national metro…


Downtown hit with string of burglaries

February 10, 2015

On the day I post a story about crime soaring in Okaloosa County, Pensacola Police report a rash of burglaries in downtown Pensacola on Monday. The burglaries are believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. Sunday…


Cohen named new city planner for Key West

February 6, 2015

Thaddeus Cohen, the former Community Development director of the city of Pensacola, has been hired as the city planning director for Key West. His annual salary is $122,500, and will report for work on March 30.…


Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

January 21, 2015

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014.…

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City fire pension nearly fully funded

January 20, 2015

Richard Grover, a member of the city of Pensacola fire pension board, passed on to Inweekly the latest actuarial report on the fire pension. The plan is 94.58 percent funded, an amazing statistic considering how much…