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Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Both the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 71 and the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 707 have endorsed City Council candidate Mark Taylor for City Council District 6. Here are the quotes from a press release issued by Taylor's campaign: Erik Goss, president of FOP Lodge 71: “The [...]

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Julie Meadows-Keefe has been hired as the ethics officer for the city of Tallahassee. Her job is to enforce stronger ethical standards for employees and elected officials. The Tallahassee City Commission in March approved the position that was recommended by a citizen's Ethics Advisory [...]

Homeless Task Force presents recommendations next week

Homeless Task Force presents recommendations next week

Robert Marbut will present next Monday to the Pensacola City Council the recommendations of the Task Force on Improving Human Services, which has been studying the city's approach to dealing with its homeless population. Marbut will present five recommendations for consideration. It's unknown [...]

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 [...]

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