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Hayward veto gets muddier

March 16, 2017

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed the Pensacola City Council action to begin the hiring process for a budget analyst. However, not only did the city voters authorize the position in the 2014 general election, but…

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Kumbaya Through Clinched Jaws

September 28, 2012

Mayor Ashton Hayward arrived at last night’s meeting just in time for the Pensacola City Council’s discussion regarding his veto of its budget amendment. He slipped into the seat behind the plate bearing his name and…

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Messer’s Statement

September 24, 2012

Earlier this month, the Pensacola City Council made two amendments to Mayor Ashton Hayward’s proposed 2013 budget. The mayor then vetoed one of council’s amendments. In vetoing the amendment—which removed marketing money from the MIS budget…

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Hayward Discusses Veto

September 18, 2012

Mayor Ashton Hayward issued the first veto of his term yesterday afternoon. Before heading out to a town hall meeting in the evening, he sat down for a few minutes to discuss his decision. “I think…

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Mayor Issues 1 Veto

September 17, 2012

Mayor Ashton Hayward has vetoed one of the amendments that the Pensacola City Council made last week to his proposed 2013 budget. In a statement issued this afternoon, the mayor vetoed an amendment that removed $220,000…


Proposed veto power for the strong mayor

October 19, 2009

There is much being made about the strong mayor having the power to veto certain actions by the Pensacola City Council under the proposed charter. What you may not know is that city council can override…