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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 [...]

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 2

Another 1,250 pages. Points of interest for me (but you may see something else): Chief of Staff John Asmar had George Maiberger, Purchasing Director, bid out the owner's representative contract. Hatch Mott and Volkert submitted bids, but Maiberger had to send an email to Steve Dana of Jerry Pate [...]

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds received a 5-0 vote from the Petroskey City Council to be their new city manager. According to the Petroskey News, the decision followed interviews with Reynolds and three other candidates. Petoskey is a town on Lake Michigan with a population [...]

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

I received a phone call yesterday from the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille that the city of Pensacola will fulfill my public record requests concerning Main Street Rehabilitation Project, contracts with Jerry Pate Design, city investments, insurance broker services and expenses of [...]

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

The Bay Cliff Neighborhood Association is the latest neighborhood in the city of Pensacola to organize and use Facebook to share information. From John Paul King: If you live in the Bay Cliff area please join this page. Most of us have families / little ones and want to do anything we can to [...]

Health Alert: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

Health Alert: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

Press Release: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the following beach in Escambia County, Florida: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park A [...]

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was joined this afternoon by the Pensacola City Council to sign a lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (VT MAE), which will establish a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International Airport, creating at least 300 jobs. The [...]

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Weekend Buzz: Nothing in writing; Hizer vs. 10 Does; Scott cannot win on personality; Bob Mc is back

Nothing in writing Two weeks ago, the city released a federal subpoena for several city records (Read more). Inweekly, other media outlets and private citizens made requests to inspect the documents. Jane Ballard, Hayward's Public Records Coordinator, denied the requests and issued this [...]

Inweekly renews its request for public records from the city of Pensacola

Inweekly renews its request for public records from the city of Pensacola

After consultation with our attorneys, Inweekly has made five record requests of the city of Pensacola. They may look vaguely familiar to some: W000471-090314 Record Requested: I wish to review any and all records concerning the "Main Street Rehabilitation Project" - Bid #12-006 awarded on [...]

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 [...]

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