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Weekend Buzz: Jail Given A Pass, Piedmont Report, Ala. Gambling Bag Man

Weekend Buzz: Jail Given A Pass, Piedmont Report, Ala. Gambling Bag Man

DOJ Closes Book On The Jail Escambia County Attorney Allison Rogers learned last week that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the Escambia County Jail and will not be seeking agreement concerning its findings outlined in a letter in May 2013. Rogers said the phone call [...]

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Colleen Castille's resignation is not unexpected. Her contract with the mayor was for one year. Her two-page resignation letter highlights the accomplishments of Team Hayward during her year of service. $7 million grant to develop and improve stormwater projects, including Corrine Jones, [...]

Castille resigns as city administrator

Castille resigns as city administrator

Coleen Castille has resigned as Pensacola's city administrator, effective Sept. 3. City CFO Dick Barker will be the interim administrator. Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Eric Olson will be the assistant city administrator. Press [...]

Pensacola named to Top 10 Sexiest Small Cities in America

Another list, another title for Pensacola - The Upside of Florida: 1. Sarasota, FL 2. Pensacola, FL 3. Bradenton, FL 4. Marietta, GA 5. Carson City, NV 6. Ocala, FL 7. Grand Junction, CO 8. Lancaster, PA 9. Chapel Hill, NC 10. San Marcos, TX The 10 Sexiest Small Cities In America By [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Dr. John to perform at the Saenger Theatre

Dr. John to perform at the Saenger Theatre

Dr. John, a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring a bit of New Orleans to the Saenger Theatre on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at the Saenger Theatre box [...]

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

The salary for Pensacola mayor is too low, $100,000. The Pensacola City Council should have a discussion about raising the salary to a level comparable with the county's constitutional officers, such as the clerk of court, property appraiser and tax collector (Constitutionalsalariesfinal13), [...]

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

The buzz is the old AV Clubbs School on Cervantes between 12th and 11th and the commercial offices on that block will become home to a Publix. Sources inside city hall say that the design presented to the mayor's office calls for architecture that will fit in with the East Hill neighborhood. Expect [...]

City attorney disputes City administrator email

City attorney disputes City administrator email

Apparently all is not well in city hall: From: Janet Matteson Date: July 31, 2014 9:01:29 AM CDT To: Colleen Castille , "'sales@ajmugs.com'" , Ashton Hayward , Stephanie Tillery , Brian Spencer , Rusty Wells , Tamara Fountain , City Council Subject: RE: Directive from City Ms. [...]

City Council pushes ahead with charter amendments

Pensacola City Council President Jewel Cannada-Wynn has called a special meeting for Monday, August 11 to vote on two proposed amendments to the city's charter. If they are approved by the Pensacola City Council and avoid the mayor's veto, then the amendments will be placed on the Nov. 4 general [...]

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Escambia County is hoping that the state's sovereign immunity laws will limit how much it has to pay to victims hurt in the April jail explosion. There is a way for the victims to get around it, if the state legislature intervenes. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, filed a bill today that would [...]

City Public Records System still too political

City Public Records System still too political

This time last year, the State Attorney's Office issued a report on its investigation of how Hayward's administration mishandled public record request Four recommendations were made: 1. That outside training be brought in to train city employees regarding the Florida Public Records Law. [...]

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