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Viewpoint: What is a Strong Mayor?

By George Hawthorne, CEO, Diversity Program Advisors, Inc. Writing “strong memos” does not make a “strong mayor” in the absence of concise actions, transactional transparency…

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CRA’s Backdoor?

Pensacola City Council members are once again split on what Mayor Ashton Hayward can and cannot—and should or should not—do. The familiar debate over the…

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Bare endorses Wiggins

Charles Bare, who received 1,763 (13.6 percent) votes in Tuesday’s primary, has issued a statement supporting Mayor Mike Wiggins as Pensacola’s first strong mayor. In…

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Buzz: Where’s Mike?

For the past two days, I’ve been asked why hasn’t Pensacola Mike Wiggins spoke out against the petition drive by former councilmen Jack Nobles and…

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Jobs are the issue for the first strong mayor

Better Pensacola Forum Press Release Poll Indicates Jobs and Public Safety Top Voters Concerns Pensacola, FL-Pensacola’s citizens believe their next mayor should have job creation…

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Buzz: City musical chairs

This is the buzz on the Pensacola city elections. We are expecting to see people file for the mayor’s race before the end of the…

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The transition to new city government begins Jan 1

City Attorney Rusty Wells issued today a memo to Mayor Mike Wiggins on the new charter, which I have received a copy of. It’s a…

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BTW: Al Coby does his job out of the Sunshine

Yesterday, Pensacola City Manager Al Coby did his job as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city without a reporter sitting in his office….

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Tampa lays off city workers

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio announced he was laying off 100 more city workers. He also outlined a three-year plan…

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