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Coming Home to Roost (but no Roosters)

June 12, 2012

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…

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A New Day?

May 25, 2012

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…

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‘Big Boys & Girls’ Clash with Mayor

May 9, 2012

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…

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The Dead End Debate

March 20, 2012

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…

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CRA’s Backdoor?

February 7, 2012

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…

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The Sam Hall Question

January 10, 2012

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…

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Free Speech Standoff

December 16, 2011

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.…