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Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Maybe Pensacola City Council should put fish hatchery on the ballot

Mayor Ashton Hayward's proposal to lease Bruce Beach for a $1 a year for 50 years and allow a fish hatchery to be built in the city's urban core has become a controversial issue, particularly since it will only create about 15 jobs on the site. The facility will be built with NRDA dollars, but [...]

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

Task force on homeless established by Pensacola City Council

The Pensacola City Council did pass a resolution at its Feb. 13 meeting to establish an 11-person task force to "tweak" the three ordinances recommended by Mayor Ashton Hayward and passed by the body last May. The task force is expected to make recommendations on viable solutions to help the city [...]

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

Buzz: Homeless advocates expected to show in numbers at Pensacola City Council meeting

I spoke with Rev. Nathan Monk yesterday afternoon after our interview on IN Your Head Radio. The minister who has been an advocate for the homeless for years said that he expected a crowd to attend tonight's Pensacola City Council meeting, based on the emails that he has received. The Pensacola [...]

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

Outside counsel on airport concession opinion paid $376K by mayor over past two years

When the mayor's administration wanted to get an outside legal opinion on whether the city council could extend Varona's food concession lease at the airport while the city goes through another RFP process, the city didn't get a business contract expert. Instead, the city asked its labor [...]

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 [...]

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