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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. [...]

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Pitiful Escambia The most profitable illegal business in Escambia County appears to be dirt. The Board of County Commissioners learned last week that only one borrow pit has a permit to operate legally. Horace Jones, Jr., interim director of the county’s Development Services Division, [...]

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

On Tuesday evening, I hosted an online radio show for Columbia Southern University. The topic was human trafficking and my guest was CSU criminal justice instructor Barry Goodson. Human trafficking is a serious issue in the United States and from big cities to small, rural communities. The crime [...]

Which is it? WEAR reports no tax increase, PNJ say city wants to raise the rate

Which is it? WEAR reports no tax increase, PNJ say city wants to raise the rate

Last week WEAR TV reported Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was recommending no increase in the property tax millage rate in the city, according to what the mayor's office had told their reporters. Read More at: [...]

Next neighborhood pushback coming

Next neighborhood pushback coming

The Parker Circle Neighborhood Association is organizing and are asking the mayor and Pensacola City Council to address the longstanding needs of the Burgess Road corridor for safety, drainage and sidewalks. Commissioner Grover Robinson did have the county install sidewalks in the part of the [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Mayor Ashton Hayward notified the Pensacola City Council on Friday that he has vetoed Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14 that were passed by the council to better manage the mayor's power to enlist outside attorneys. In an email to the council, Hayward said that the City Attorney (Jim Messer) and CFO [...]

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

This morning I reviewed last night's Pensacola City Council. The Council Communications section near the end of the the three-hour meeting had a surprise. Councilman Larry Johnson went after Councilman Sherri Myers and asked that the city council investigate Myers’ conduct to “determine [...]

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Councilwoman Megan Pratt emailed me last week about a budget workshop that she chaired in June. Unfortunately much of the discussion got overshadowed by the mayor's firing of the council's executive. "I found the budget workshop really positive," wrote Pratt. "The general idea was to come up [...]

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Councilwoman Sherri Myers shared this report from Ann Regan on her battle to gather the facts on the city of Pensacola's legal expenses since Mayor Ashton Hayward has taken office. Regan has sent it to several members of the Pensacola City Council: Over the past three plus years of Mayor [...]

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