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Public input and the Pensacola City Council

Public input and the Pensacola City Council

Over the past year, the Pensacola City Council has made an effort to limit public input at its meetings. This is a complete reversal with the openness that the city council began with three years ago when then-Council President Maren DeWeese instituted the Boyd Forum to give the citizens more time [...]

2008 City Council unsung heroes for Palafox Street honor

The American Planning Association (APA) has announced the designation of Palafox Street—from Wright Street to Pensacola Bay—as one of 10 Great Streets for 2013. The honor is a testament to the Pensacola’s Historic Preservation, Architecture Review and Downtown Improvement boards and to [...]

Here is where Sam Hall got his FB photo

This is just too funny. Somebody needs to check the water supply going to City Hall. http://www.exumguides.com/?page_id=112 and http://www.exumguides.com/?page_id=617

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Outgoing Council Members Recognized

Prior to swearing in new Pensacola City Council members yesterday, outgoing members were honored. Each was given a framed resolution in recognition of their service on the council. “This has been a remarkable trip,” said outgoing council president Sam Hall. “Both the highs and the lows of [...]

Sam’s Announcement

Sam’s Announcement

Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall made an announcement of sorts last night during the board’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “I’m at a state now where I’m not able to perform 100 percent all of the time,” Hall said. The president did not elaborate, but said some council [...]

Pensacola council overpaid, more verbose and less decisive than better councils

Pensacola council overpaid, more verbose and less decisive than better councils

What are the traits that a city must have to attract business? We know Mayor Ashton Hayward is working hard to attract businesses to this area, as are the Greater Pensacola Chamber and Escambia County, but is the Pensacola City Council holding this city back? The Pen Air Federal Unions fiasco [...]

Coming Home to Roost (but no Roosters)

Coming Home to Roost (but no Roosters)

Backyard-chicken advocates encountered what Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall termed “a friendly council” Monday. The board unanimously decided to instruct city staff to explore loosening ordinances pertaining to raising chickens in city neighborhoods. The council was presented last [...]

A New Day?

Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall opened up Thursday night’s council meeting by requesting that things stay “upbeat.” “I want Kumbayah tonight,” he said. The president knew the weight of the room’s contentious subtext. Councilwoman Sheri Myers’ recent threat to sue Mayor [...]

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

Council Eyes Executive Finalists

The Pensacola City Council may select its new council executive tomorrow. The board has been presented with four candidates. “I’m ready to make a selection,” said Councilman Ronald Townsend on Tuesday. “I’m hoping we can go ahead and finalize this.” The city council met three of [...]

‘Big Boys & Girls’ Clash with Mayor

The continuing back-and-forth between the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Ashton Hayward has found its newest venue: the audit selection committee. “I almost wish I didn’t care,” Councilwoman Maren DeWeese charged onto the battlefield. “It’d been a lot easier to let this shuttle on by [...]

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Council to Meet Executive Candidates

Months after its top candidate flinched just before taking the job, the Pensacola City Council may soon be meeting a few more applicants for its council executive position. The board has been searching for someone to handle the body’s administrative needs. During Monday’s Committee of the [...]

CRA’s Backdoor?

Pensacola City Council members are once again split on what Mayor Ashton Hayward can and cannot—and should or should not—do. The familiar debate over the particulars of the city’s new strong-mayor form of government this time originated from the realm of the downtown Community Redevelopment [...]

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