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Cyberattack on city was predictable

After experiencing a cyberattack on Dec. 7, 2019 that impacted the City of Pensacola’s network, the city engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to assess the…

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DROP, Dick Barker: Clarifications and More Questions

If all goes according to Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson’s plan, the Pensacola City Council will soon approve current Chief Financial Officer Dick Barker as assistant…

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Barker gets second shot at DROP

Inweekly reporter Jeremy Morrison reports the Dick Barker has been promoted from chief financial officer to assistant city administrator.  Barker told reporters at the mayor’s…

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Few listen to City CFO outside city hall

While Mayor Grover Robinson and City Administrator Chris Holley may see Chief Financial Officer Dick Barker as a seasoned, indispensable financial wizard, others have doubts…

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City Hall survivors thrive

When Ashton Hayward campaigned for Pensacola mayor in 2010, he talked a great deal about taking on the establishment and the “good old boys.” One…

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Five key points of Fire Chiefs’ settlement

Our story Fire Chiefs “Vindicated’ is online and in our news stands. Here are the key points: 1. Big money Though the settlements have no…

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TT: CRA review

By Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Pensacola Finance Director Dick Barker said he was going to give mathematical factuals but also sprinkle in some opinion when going…

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City Finance budget jumped 29 percent in five years

It’s difficult to ask city departments to be frugal and fiscally conservative when the Chief Financial Officer’s budget has grown more than $1.4 million since…

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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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