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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 [...]

‘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 [...]

The Dead End Debate

Empty seats at yesterday’s Pensacola City Council Committee of the Whole meeting were few and far between. Most of them were filled with someone there to speak about Mayor Ashton Hayward’s plan to connect Government Street with Ninth Avenue. “I’ve not asked the audience what they’re [...]

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 [...]

Council to Discuss Environmental Advisory Board

Council to Discuss Environmental Advisory Board

During the last Pensacola City Council meeting, Jan. 26, a citizen expressed concern about the city’s environmental advisory board not having met since March 2011. Councilwoman Sheri Myers said that she brought the issue up previously, but it had failed to appear on an agenda. “I was told [...]

The Sam Hall Question

The Sam Hall Question

It seems Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall isn’t out of the woods yet when it comes to the free-speech debate he sparked when attempting to have Father Nathan Monk removed from the public-comment microphone. During the council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, a number of [...]

Free Speech Standoff

Free Speech Standoff

Holding his three-minute ground at the public lectern, Father Nathan Monk chanced an arrest during last night’s Pensacola City Council meeting. Two members of the board walked out of the chambers in protest of the scene. “Using the police has a chilling effect on people’s constitutional [...]