Council attendance

We asked for the attendance records of the Pensacola City Council from Oct. 1, 2017 through Nov. 8, 2018. Over that period, the council had 56 meetings, which included agenda reviews, CRA, monthly regular meetings, special meetings and workshops.

The overall attendance average percentage was 83.9, with regular (96.9%) and special meetings (88.1%) having the highest attendance percentages. Workshops  (54.3%) and CRA meetings (79.8%) had the poorest attendance.

Council President Gerald Wingate had the best attendance percentage (94.6%), followed by District 7 Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn (91.1%). 

———————–Agenda CRACouncilSpecialWorkshopsCombined
Total Meetings1417146556
P.C. Wu12112787.5%
Sherri Myers26001983.9%
Andy Terhaar330151278.6%
Larry Johnson570251966.1%
Gerald Wingate11001394.6%
Brian Spencer13112885.7%
Jewel Cannada-Wynn22100591.1%
Total Absences 1524351663
Avg Attendance84.7%79.8%96.9%88.1%54.3%83.9%

Of the 28 agenda reviews and regular council meetings, several council members either arrived late or departed early. 

Council President Wingate never arrived late or departed early, followed by Councilwoman Cannada-Winn (12.5%) and District 1 Councilman P.C. Wu (16%).

Council Executive Don Kraher pointed out to Inweekly: “Within the indication of being late or leaving early, this relates to after the meeting was called to order and prior to the meeting being adjourned, regardless of the amount of time elapsing after or prior (respectively).  For example, if the meeting was called to order at 3:38 p.m. and a member arrived at 3:45 there would be an indicator of Late.  Equally, absences, late arrivals and early departures are noted without regard for the reasons and circumstances surrounding the absence, late arrival or early departure.”

Arrive Late or Leave EarlyAgenda CouncilCombined
Total Meetings141428
P.C. Wu22416.0%
Sherri Myers35840.0%
Andy Terhaar14522.7%
Larry Johnson3111487.5%
Gerald Wingate0000.0%
Brian Spencer33625.0%
Jewel Cannada-Wynn30312.5%
Total 152540