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Real News podcast: City Charter review history

Two weeks ago, my Outtakes column focused on my recommendations for changes to the city charter. As set forth in the charter, a charter review…

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Dueling Opinions on Veto

The interpretation of the Pensacola City Charter continues to be like deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls for city officials. At the special meeting on April 10,…

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Pensacola Mayor can moonlight, maybe

One section of the 2010 Pensacola City Charter that has made some reluctant to run for mayor is Article IV, Section 4.01(a)(14), which states the…

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Dysfunction Junction: Pensacola Port of Problems

Last Thursday, Mayor Ashton Hayward’s recommendation concerning Offshore Inland failed to gain approval after the motion died for the lack of a second, even though…

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Maybe the time has come for new Pensacola Charter Commission

Next Monday, the Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop concerning possible changes to the city charter. The most publicized proposal is to reduce the…

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Bare offers his proposed charter revisions

Proposed Charter Revisions for Workshop Prepared by Charles Bare   Issue 1: Powers and Duties   Summary: The text referring to powers and duties for…

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Pensacola City Council to explore charter amendments, June 16

The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop on Monday, June 16, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m., Hagler Mason Conference Room, 2nd Floor of City…

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Hayward sends out newsletter defending the charter

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward defends the 2010 city charter via his newsletter “Upwords:” Five years ago, I stood with citizens across our community to push…

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City attorney says Mayor does not have to competitive bid

City Attorney Jim Messer sent the following email to the Pensacola City Council stating that competitive bidding of the airport food concessions was a council…

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