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Blankets allowed, moratorium on any other changes to Pensacola homeless laws

Blankets allowed, moratorium on any other changes to Pensacola homeless laws

The Pensacola City Council approved Councilwoman Sherri Myers' ordinance amendment to allow people to cover themselves with blankets in city parks. However, when it came to dealing with the other “homeless ordinances,” the debate became heated at last night's city council meeting. Councilman [...]

Pensacola City Council has a busy night set (update)

Pensacola City Council has a busy night set (update)

The Pensacola City Council meets tonight. They have a full agenda. Here is what happened at their agenda review meeting: Homeless Blanket Debate Round 2 The Pensacola City Council voted, 4-3, to prevent the city council from changing any of the city's homeless ordinances, including the [...]

Town Hall meeting on ST Aerospace, Feb. 25

Town Hall meeting on ST Aerospace, Feb. 25

City Holds Public Meeting Regarding ST Aerospace Mobile, Inc. Project WHAT: The City of Pensacola welcomes the community to a public meeting to provide an opportunity to learn more about the ST Aerospace Mobile, Inc. project and the 300 jobs it will bring to Pensacola International [...]

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

We have a full line-up for IN Your Head Radio today. We have at 11:05 Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board member & host of OpinionJournal on @WSJLive. We will discuss economics of the minimum wage and the government’s renewed attempt to regulate the internet. She will followed at [...]

Roy Jones, Jr. wants to be mayor of Pensacola

Roy Jones, Jr. wants to be mayor of Pensacola

Pensacola's favorite son and boxing legend, Roy Jones, Jr., plans to run for mayor of Pensacola, according to BoxingScene.com. Jones, age 45, is the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years back in 2003. BoxingScene.com says he is serious. "A lot of kids [...]

Buttercup on the Pensacola City Council agenda for Feb. 27

Buttercup on the Pensacola City Council agenda for Feb. 27

Buttercup's owner Laura Kirkman wrote to me about the next Pensacola City Council meeting: I just wanted to let you know that Buttercup, the pot-belly pig, is slated to be on the agenda for the city council meeting on Feb. 27th. My children, Molly and Warren, are getting ready to do the [...]

INYR: Wounded Warriors, Fallout from PNJ fish hatchery article and inside Tallahassee

INYR: Wounded Warriors, Fallout from PNJ fish hatchery article and inside Tallahassee

We got Buddy James coming on the show at 11:35 am to make a big announcement on his efforts to build a car for Wounded Warriors to drive at Bonneville Speed Week. At noon, Christian Wagley will talk about the daily newspaper's Sunday story on the fish hatchery, and at 1:05 p.m., GOP political [...]

How City of Pensacola public records request system works

How City of Pensacola public records request system works

On Feb. 4, I sent City Communications Director Tamara Fountain a request: We are looking into doing a story on the city’s public record system. I would like to come over to city hall interview Jane and see how the new system works. And I waited, and I waited, and I waited. On Saturday, [...]

Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Mayor Ashton Hayward's proposal to lease Bruce Beach for a $1 a year for 50 years and allow a fish hatchery to be built in the city's urban core has become a controversial issue, particularly since it will only create about 15 jobs on the site. The facility will be built with NRDA dollars, but [...]

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

The Pensacola City Council did pass a resolution at its Feb. 13 meeting to establish an 11-person task force to "tweak" the three ordinances recommended by Mayor Ashton Hayward and passed by the body last May. The task force is expected to make recommendations on viable solutions to help the city [...]

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

I spoke with Rev. Nathan Monk yesterday afternoon after our interview on IN Your Head Radio. The minister who has been an advocate for the homeless for years said that he expected a crowd to attend tonight's Pensacola City Council meeting, based on the emails that he has received. The Pensacola [...]

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

When the mayor's administration wanted to get an outside legal opinion on whether the city council could extend Varona's food concession lease at the airport while the city goes through another RFP process, the city didn't get a business contract expert. Instead, the city asked its labor [...]

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