City Administrator failed to mention Long Hollow conservation district

When the Radio Tower Lease was brought before the Pensacola City Council in May 2012, City Administrator Bill Reynolds failed to mention that the old radio tower was in a conservation district as a non-conforming use. Instead, he dances around the issue and tells the council that the Public Works Department has told him that the only use for the property is for a radio tower…without explaining that the old tower was a grandfathered structure.

Reynolds did not tell the council that the city’s zoning prevented the construction of a new tower. The council passed the lease as a consent agenda item three days later without discussion.

Here is the video of the Committee of the Whole – start around the 21:28 mark: