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INYR: How to make Pensacola more compassionate, GOP chances in governor races, Protect Our Defenders

INYR: How to make Pensacola more compassionate, GOP chances in governor races, Protect Our Defenders

On IN Your Head Radio, we will have Rev. Nathan Monk to talk about his recommendations to make the city of Pensacola more compassionate towards those less fortunate. He will be on the show at 11:05 am. At 12:05 p.m. we will have liberal political pundit Cliff Schecter. We will take about the NY [...]

WTF moments pile up for Hayward and Pensacola

WTF moments pile up for Hayward and Pensacola

For Mayor Ashton Hayward, the homeless issue has been one of over~reaching in he is battle against it and the Occupy movement. His homeless ordinances and the subsequent backlash after Winter Storm Leon expose his lack of political acumen and understanding of the needs of his city. They show his [...]

Hayward’s no-blanket ordinance backlash: Pensacola called Most Horrible City on the Planet

Hayward’s no-blanket ordinance backlash: Pensacola called Most Horrible City on the Planet

On Broward/Palm Beach New Times blog, Chris Joseph criticized today Pensacola for its no-blanket ordinance: "A Florida City Made It Illegal For Homeless People to Cover Themselves With Blankets." Here is the opening sentence: "Pensacola has gone all-in in the run for Most Horrible City On The [...]

City attorney gets ‘independent’ opinion on airport food concessions lease

City attorney gets ‘independent’ opinion on airport food concessions lease

The Pensacola City Council contemplated last month extending the current least of the city's airport food concessions vendor, Varona's, for the time necessary for Mayor Ashton Hayward to issue new RFP and make another recommendation to the council. City Attorney Jim Messer asked for an outside [...]

Rev. Monk petition on no-blanket petition goes viral

Rev. Monk petition on no-blanket petition goes viral

This is truly amazing. The change.org petition that Rev. Nathan Monk started two weeks is just 33 votes shy of 10,000 signatures. You have to laugh at the attempt by the Mayor Ashton Hayward's staff to persuade the minister that he had little support for his (Councilwoman Sherri Myers') efforts to [...]

Rev. Monk met with Cosson, Fountain…not Mayor Hayward or Castille

Rev. Monk met with Cosson, Fountain…not Mayor Hayward or Castille

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said last Friday in his 'Upwords' that he will support changes to his homeless ordinances the city council passed last year. He said that his change of heart came after a meeting with Rev. Nathan Monk and John Johnson. "Next week, the Council will consider amending [...]

Weekend Buzz: 4-H confusion, meaning of ‘we’ and green light for Gaetz bill

Weekend Buzz: 4-H confusion, meaning of ‘we’ and green light for Gaetz bill

Concern over the Future of 4-H in Escambia County The UF/IFAS Extension service is concerned about the Escambia County Board of Commission withdrawing an agenda item that would have supported moving forward with the construction of a 4-H facility on Stefani Road. UF Dean Nick Place has written a [...]

IN Your Head Radio: Hear latest on Dollar General and Cordova Park area

IN Your Head Radio: Hear latest on Dollar General and Cordova Park area

Greg Rettig, who has headed the grassroots effort, to stop the city of Pensacola from rezoning land on the corner of Spanish Trail and Summit Blvd. in Pensacola. The rezoning would allow Dollar General to build on the site. Greg will be on the show at 11:05 to give us an update on the issue. The [...]

New plan to rezone church property in Cordova Park area

New plan to rezone church property in Cordova Park area

On the "No Dollar General" Facebook page, it has been posted that East Hill Baptist Church now wants to rezone the 3300 Summit property from R-1AA to RNC. They are going to bring this issue before the City Council on March 27. This is the email posted on the page: Elizabeth, East Hill [...]

Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Just received word that Rod Kendig passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. He had served as both the Pensacola city manager (1985-94) and as Escambia County Administrator (1978-84). While he was city manager, Pensacola built the City Hall on Main Street and the main terminal at the [...]

Homeless ordinances generated from the mayor’s office

Homeless ordinances generated from the mayor’s office

There is some confusion over how the city of Pensacola's homeless ordinances become law. They were passed by the Pensacola City Council last May, but they originated in the mayor's office. In fact that's how PNJ reporter Nate Monroe described the three ordinances given to the council to [...]

Hayward appears ready to follow Obama example on airport food concession (update)

Hayward appears ready to follow Obama example on airport food concession (update)

The daily newspaper is reporting today that Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward may use his executive authority to replace Varona's at the Pensacola International Airport with temporary vendors until a new Request for Proposal process is completed. At act that veteran City Councilman P.C. Wu described [...]

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