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Hayward proposes $211 million budget for FY 2016.

June 23, 2015

The City of Pensacola’s fiscal year 2016 budget, totaling $211,183,000, has been uploaded to the city’s website. As we reported earlier, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has projected a 2.7 percent increase in taxable property…

Business

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

June 16, 2015

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At…

Business

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

May 29, 2015

Another city deal appears to have fallen apart, according to Pensacola Today’s Shannon Nickinson. In her article “Choices for Maritime Park coming to City Council,” which was posted this morning, Nickinson reports that Michael McShea and…

Politics

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…

Business

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…

Business

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…

Environment

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’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The funds will be used to restore and stabilize areas…

News

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…

News

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…

Crime

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…