Posted in Caring Pensacola

Fines for Givers

By Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson discussed panhandling at his Monday press conference. His comments about fining those who give to panhandlers has…

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Anti-panhandling ordinance cost city of Pensacola $10K

The homeless and panhandling have been problems for Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward since he took office. Several times, he attempted ordinances to deal with them….

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Posted in Politics

ACLU to City of Pensacola: We told you so

Last night, the Pensacola City Council  voted to repeal an ordinance–sponsored by Mayor Ashton Hayward and Council President Brian Spencer and passed in April–that prohibited…

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Posted in Politics

Pensacola panhandling set to come up next month

by Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the City Council have tried to boot panhandlers out of downtown for years without success. The…

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Posted in Pensacola Politics

Viewpoint: The City’s Forgotten Panhandling Ordinance

By Christopher J. Lewis In a letter to the editor of the Pensacola News Journal (Support for ban on panhandling, May 20) Pensacola city resident…

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Breaking news: Myers proposes repeal of anti-panhandling ordinance

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers notified Inweekly that she plans to ask her fellow council members to repeal the anti-panhandling ordinance passed earlier this month…

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ACLU files suit against City of Pensacola over panhandling ordinance

Mayor Ashton Hayward will be hiring more attorneys. This will be a nice test of the City Attorney’s legal acumen and the mayor’s decision to…

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Boycott announced over panhandling ordinance

Opponents of City of Pensacola’s anti-panhandling ordinance launched a Facebook event page for a six-week boycott of a 11 downtown Pensacola businesses, two others located…

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Posted in Business Pensacola

Is panhandling the next big problem for downtown Pensacola?

In a letter sent last Friday, Downtown Improvement Board chair John Peacock has asked Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Pensacola City Council to address “a…

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