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2014 Election

PYP election survey has some surprises

August 7, 2014

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…


Dr. John to perform at the Saenger Theatre

August 5, 2014

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…

News Pensacola

Time to discuss the salary of the mayor

August 5, 2014

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,…


City attorney disputes City administrator email

July 31, 2014

Apparently all is not well in city hall: From: Janet Matteson Date: July 31, 2014 9:01:29 AM CDT To: Colleen Castille , “‘'” , Ashton Hayward , Stephanie Tillery , Brian Spencer , Rusty Wells ,…


City Council pushes ahead with charter amendments

July 30, 2014

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…


City Public Records System still too political

July 29, 2014

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…

Caring Crime

Help Find Tiffany Daniels

July 24, 2014

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…


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

July 22, 2014

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

July 21, 2014

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…


LBJ bashes Myers at end of council meeting

July 18, 2014

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…


Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

July 18, 2014

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…