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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 [...]

Run the City of Pensacola’s Instagram for a weekend

Run the City of Pensacola’s Instagram for a weekend

In our May 1 issue, we recognized Pensacola newcomer Drew Buchanan for being given control of the city of Pensacola's Instagram account for a weekend. Buchanan wanted to make sure that we realized the honor of guest moderator was not linked to his praise of Mayor Ashton Hayward or his interest in [...]

Hayward: We will rebuild

Hayward: We will rebuild

From Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward: Dear Neighbors: I know many of you have suffered because of this week’s severe weather. Many of you experienced flooding or other damage to your homes, businesses, or vehicles. Some of you have even lost the streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure [...]

CFO Jeff Atwater Extends Insurance Helpline Hours to Assist Panhandle Storm Victims

CFO Jeff Atwater Extends Insurance Helpline Hours to Assist Panhandle Storm Victims

CFO Jeff Atwater Extends Insurance Helpline Hours to Assist Panhandle Storm Victims Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is urging Florida panhandle residents whose homes and property were damaged by recent storms to call the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Insurance [...]

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