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Barker may have unintentionally explained budget overruns

When City of Pensacola CFO Dick Barker last week defended why the city didn’t amend Caldwell Associates Architects contract for the proposed Bayview Community Center,…

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Barker lost the council when he stretched ‘facts’

Last week, the City of Pensacola’s chief financial officer, Dick Barker, tried to use his 38 years of experience in the city’s finance department and…

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Barker still not being open with the council

At yesterday’s agenda review, City CFO Dick Barker said the approval of the contract for the Bayview Community Center is a council decision, not the…

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Design for Bayview Center changed in July 2017 without council approval

Since the mayor’s office tried to get the council to approve increasing the budget for Bayview Community Center to $9.6 million, Inweekly has tried to…

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Council member avoids discussion of $9.6M Bayview center

Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn held a westside town hall meeting last night at the Fricker Center. She  talked about the budget and listened to the crowd…

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Bayview center design exposes eastside-westside disparity

The design and budgeting for Bayview Community Resource Center have been treated very differently by the mayor’s office than the two community centers built on…

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Transcripts give insights into Bayview Center budget hike

Pensacola citizens and the city council had only three opportunities to discuss the budget of the Bayview Community Resource Center before the council voted to…

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Councilman Johnson predicted Bayview center would need more money

3238In reviewing the council meetings and workshops regarding the budget for the proposed Bayview Community Resource Center, I found where Councilman Larry Johnson had a…

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Hayward will spend a third of LOST funds before November election

  The collections of the Series IV Local Sales Tax Fund began on Jan. 1, 2018.  The total anticipated collections through Dec. 31, 2028 are…

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