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RFP for Airport Food Concessions says City Council will approve award

RFP for Airport Food Concessions says City Council will approve award

Pensacola City Attorney Jim Messer has opined that the mayor can unilaterally award the airport food concessions contract without council approval because there is no city ordinance requiring him to do so. Based on that opinion, Mayor Ashton Hayward vetoed yesterday a council action to extend the [...]

City attorney says Mayor does not have to competitive bid

City attorney says Mayor does not have to competitive bid

City Attorney Jim Messer sent the following email to the Pensacola City Council stating that competitive bidding of the airport food concessions was a council policy and not a city ordinance. Therefore, the mayor is not required to do so. He wrote, "When the airport requires a vendor to serve [...]

Florida Dept. of Corrections letter to Mayor Ashton Hayward, dated March 13

Florida Dept. of Corrections letter to Mayor Ashton Hayward, dated March 13

Barbara Scala, Regional Director for North Region of Community Corrections, sent Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward a letter on its Probation and Parole Office that is being relocated to North Palafox in the old Coca-Cola building. She wanted to "clarify some misunderstanding" about the new [...]

North Hill creates Facebook page: Not In Anyone’s Backyard

North Hill creates Facebook page: Not In Anyone’s Backyard

The North Hill residents are following the example of the Spanish Trail and Cordova Park neighborhoods. They created a Facebook page to update each other and the community on the city's actions regarding the Florida Dept. of Corrections relocating to the nearby old Coca-Cola facility on North [...]

Mayor Hayward uses Facebook to deliver his message on airport concessions

Mayor Hayward uses Facebook to deliver his message on airport concessions

Using Facebook,  Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward delivered his message on the status of the airport food concessions contract. Last Thursday, the Pensacola City Council voted to extend Varona's contract on a month-to-month basis until a new RFP process could be completed. In a video, Hayward [...]

Hayward has five days to veto Varona contract

Hayward has five days to veto Varona contract

Will Mayor Ashton Hayward veto the Pensacola City Council's month-to-month extension Varona's food concessions contract at the Pensacola International Airport? According to the 2010 City Charter, the mayor has five days to veto it. The current contract is set to expire on March 31. Mayor [...]

Homeless expert: Ordinances should never be first step in dealing with the homeless, calls the laws ‘silly’

Homeless expert: Ordinances should never be first step in dealing with the homeless, calls the laws ‘silly’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Council and the City of Pensacola garnered international ridicule for its homeless ordinances, particularly the one that outlawed blankets. An online petition by Rev. Nathan Monk has 20,110 signatures. The city council amended the no-blanket, but balked at [...]

Hayward continues to have problems with zoning and neighborhoods. Why?

Hayward continues to have problems with zoning and neighborhoods. Why?

In the past five months, we’ve had two zoning issues come up inside the Pensacola city limits—Dollar General on Spanish Trail and Dept. of Corrections on North Palafox. The residents in both neighborhoods have felt that their city government was not acting in their best interests. They [...]

North Hill Preservation send out update on city council meeting

North Hill Preservation send out update on city council meeting

From their digital newsletter: Monday, March 10th, 2014 Dear Neighbors, The City Council met today at their committee meeting, and by a very narrow margin, approved our Discussion item for the proposed Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office planned for the Coca Cola [...]

Lack of follow-through continues to plague Hayward

Lack of follow-through continues to plague Hayward

For several of the Escambia County Commissioners, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward's pledge to work for more job training and for ST Aerospace to hire locals rang hollow. The mayor has a long list of commitments that began with a lot of publicity and pomp but have quietly faded to the [...]

North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

North Hill residents will get a chance to be heard by the Pensacola City Council

Despite the best efforts of Council members Jewel Cannada-Wynn and Larry Johnson, the residents of North Hill will be allowed to discuss at the March 13 council meeting the city's permit for the old Coca-Cola plant on north Palafox to become a state probation office. Councilman Charles Bare had [...]

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

City of Pensacola shows little progress implementing disparity study

Buried in the Pensacola City Council's agenda packet for this week's set of meetings is Mayor Ashton Hayward's quarterly Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Report for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013. The report shows the payments to SBEs and awards to SBE subcontractors. For this past quarter, [...]

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