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City rules documents prepared for federal grand jury are exempt

City rules documents prepared for federal grand jury are exempt

I got this email a few minutes ago: Dear Richard Outzen, Regarding the status the City of Pensacola has conferred with the Florida Attorney General's office and has been advised that in accordance with F.S. 119.071(2)(c)1. and F.S.905.24, Grand Jury Subpoenas and records prepared for use of [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

How city of Pensacola dealt with questions about Molton Allen and Williams

How city of Pensacola dealt with questions about Molton Allen and Williams

On Wednesday, the city of Pensacola will deliver to a federal grand jury in Tallahassee its response to a subpoena, dated August 15 (See MX-2300N_20140827_180518). Five city directors and department heads have also been summoned to appear. The federal grand jury meets in private. The U.S. [...]

City showed investments were competitively bid

City showed investments were competitively bid

The federal grand jury subpoena requested from the city of Pensacola documents related to the city investments and that it include Requests for Investments disseminated by Pam Childers "on or about Nov. 1, 2011 and Feb, 7, 2012." Childers, who was elected Escambia County Clerk of the Courts in [...]

Pensacola airport bonds downgraded, but outlook stable

Pensacola airport bonds downgraded, but outlook stable

Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' its rating on the city of Pensacola's (Florida) approximately $33.5 million in outstanding series 2008 airport capital improvement revenue bonds issued on behalf of Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable [...]

No press conference from the city on federal investigation

No press conference from the city on federal investigation

Inweekly has been officially notified by Pensacola city officials that Mayor Ashton Hayward has declined our request for an interview. Also the mayor has no plans to hold a press conference.

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Inweekly has three significant public record requests outstanding. We have challenged Escambia County's position that its consultant's report on the April 30 jail blast is a work document of attorney Ed Fleming and therefore not a public record. Our position is the county lost that privilege to [...]

City attorney out of the loop on federal investigation

City attorney out of the loop on federal investigation

Councilwoman Sherri Myers requested copies of the federal subpoenas served to "staff persons, employee or elected official." She sent her request to Interim City Administrator Dick Barker, City Attorney Jim Messer and Asst. City Attorney/Council helper Rusty Wells. She received this [...]

Was Ashton in City Hall yesterday? …yes

Was Ashton in City Hall yesterday? …yes

Inweekly received an email from a city official before noon on Thursday verifying that the mayor was at city hall yesterday. The necessary updates were made to the original post. No reply on our interview request. Attorney Bob Kerrigan emailed to say he was Mayor Ashton Hayward was working at [...]

Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Four years ago the Pensacola City Council approved Mayor Ashton Hayward's recommendation to hire MGT of America to perform a full disparity study to review disparities in the distribution of city expenditures and to recommend "legally defensible methods to remedy any disparities" at cost of [...]

Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

The Pensacola City Council was given a report on the demographics of the 23 boards of the city. The boards aren't that diverse and don't reflect the demographics of the city. Women only make up 32 percent of the appointees.  Minorities - African-American, Hispanic and Asian-Americans comprise only [...]

Pensacola: Trailblazer in production of football players

Pensacola: Trailblazer in production of football players

Football.com is singing the praises of this area's production of college and pro football players. A glance at the 2014 preseason rosters of the Southeastern Conference and the four closest FBS schools, Southern Mississippi, South Alabama, Troy (Ala.) and Florida State shows the area well [...]

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