Monday podcasts: The Slap, Pressers, Charter and Combating Food Deserts

Attorney Peter Mougey and his wife Katrina are sponsoring the “Dinner on the Grounds” fundraiser event to benefit the Heart of Pensacola program. The event is slated for April 14, from 6-11 p.m. at 5eleven Palafox.

Event proceeds will help fund the Heart of Pensacola, a new program providing healthy food to those who live in local “food deserts,” as well as benefit the American Heart Association’s education and research efforts.

Heart of Pensacola currently provides weekly boxes and backpacks of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy snacks to more than 500 families in our community. School-aged children receive a weekly backpack filled with nutritious food to get them through the weekend.

Since September of 2021, Pensacola residents have received more than 800 produce boxes, and students received more than 6,000 backpacks full of healthy food items. The goal is to double these numbers by the end of this year.


OTHER PODCASTS:

ABC News’ Jason Nathanson talks about being backstage when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson talks about the value of holding press conferences.

Former Mayor Mike Wiggins shares his thoughts on the Charter Review Commission.

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  1. Wiggins on Charter Review: A better approach may be for this CRC to issue its report and be done with it. This would provide clarity for the upcoming election. The mayor and council can reappoint the same people to a new CRC that could operate until July 31, 2023. The new CRC should be given a Neighborhood Leadership Academy class or whatever they’re calling it these days. [Let all candidates participate. The ones I have heard speak appear to know little about the city or its government. Let council members participate too. The council is the city’s real “weakest link.”] Then go out on the road and each member can visit some of the 23 other Florida cities in the 50,000 to 80,000 population range. Three cities in that range to include Pensacola have Mayor-Council forms of government. Twenty-one have Council-Manager governments. Why is that? See how other cities operate and come back with best practices. The CRC can also visit local municipalities to see how they operate. Century and Jay have Mayor-Council forms of government. Gulf Breeze and Milton have Council-Manager governments. Crestview recently changed from Mayor-Council to Council-Manager. Escambia County and Santa Rosa County and ECUA have the county-level version of the Council-Manager type. Whatever they decide to do, get out of city hall. The reason the CRC is not getting much input is because they are the best kept secret in the city. No one knows who they are or what they are doing. Hold town hall meetings all around the city in various venues on various days and at various times to cast a wide net to get input from real people about how the city government is doing. Pretty sure that the CRC will get an earful.

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