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Inaccurate City of Pensacola website hampers accountability

Mayor Ashton Hayward  has proclaimed often that  transparency, and accountability are cornerstones of his administration. Unfortunately, the reality doesn’t match the rhetoric. He declared in his first…

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Hawkshaw Development still a touchy subject

Want to start a debate at City Hall? Just ask Pensacola citizens what should be built on the 1.8-acre, city-owned Hawkshaw property. Renowned design firm…

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Podcast: Brian Spencer talks about Hawkshaw, Downtown Pensacola growth

Pensacola City Councilman Brian Spencer discussed downtown development on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks” on Monday. He explained when he believed it was the…

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Hawkshaw RFP reconsideration disappears from CRA agenda

Last week, Inweekly asked Pensacola City Attorney Lysia Bowling for an opinion on Councilman Larry Johnson’s recommendation for the Community Redevelopment Agency to reconsider its…

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CRA to seek more public input on Hawkshaw parcel

For the second time in two months, Councilman Charles Bare made the motion to turn down all the proposals for the Hawkshaw property on south…

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DeLuna Fest adds Zac Brown

It’s official, finally. DeLuna Fest has added Zac Brown to its line-up….which may have been the worst-kept secret on the local music scene. The Independent…

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CRA 2010 plan: Gateways, Round-a-bouts, Road Diets

The CRA 2010 plan tackles transportation in downtown Pensacola: EAST GATEWAY The East Gateway Improvement Project is envisioned to call attention to downtown for both…

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Hawkshaw completes first day

We had 1,002 paid customers and about 3,200 active duty military throughout the day. No bad incidents. The crowds heard great music all day long. Highlights:…

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Marines excited about Hawkshaw

Today Jeff DeWeese and I spoke at 6:30 p.m to 2000 Marines at NAS Pensacola about this weekend’s music festival. We personally invited them to…

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