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Outtakes—Citizen Participation Vital

Outtakes—Citizen Participation Vital

By Rick Outzen On Monday, June 27, the Pensacola City Council held a workshop to discuss its boards and advisory committees. Only three members attended—Charles Bare, Sherri Myers, and Andy [...]

City Decision Jacked Up Cost

City Decision Jacked Up Cost

By Rick Outzen On June 21, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward did not receive the $316,600 that he requested from the Escambia Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for the cleanup of the contaminated [...]

Outtakes—Fix The Wheel

Outtakes—Fix The Wheel

By Rick Outzen Pensacola continues to boom. The downtown YMCA, Daily Convo apartments, and Holiday Inn Express are all under construction. The renovation of the Brent and Blount buildings is [...]

Part 1: Fired Chiefs

Part 1: Fired Chiefs

A Cloud That Hangs Over City Hall By Rick Outzen Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward is frustrated by the pushback that he has received for his termination of Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire [...]

Part 2: Inside the Report

Part 2: Inside the Report

In his report, Beggs & Lane attorney Russell Van Sickle stated how he was hired. He wrote, “On Friday, January 29, 2016, I was asked to perform an investigation into issues involving the [...]

Outtakes—Ask The Staff

Outtakes—Ask The Staff

By Rick Outzen The City Charter gives the Pensacola City Council little say in how Mayor Ashton Hayward treats city employees. He has the sole power to hire, discipline or fire all employees not [...]

City drops ball on job evaluations

City drops ball on job evaluations

By Rick Outzen The city of Pensacola has not done a written job performance evaluation of its administrative staff in four years, according to records obtained by Inweekly. The most recent [...]

The Buzz 5/19/16

The Buzz 5/19/16

Schrey for Congress Elizabeth Schrey has filed to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that has been held by the retiring Jeff Miller. She has chosen to run as a No Party Affiliate [...]

Outtakes—Put Away The Legos

Outtakes—Put Away The Legos

By Rick Outzen Running a municipality is not easy. As much as some want it to be like playing with a Lego play set where you can arrange the multi-colored pieces in whatever order you like, it’s [...]

Outtakes—Our Day In Court

Outtakes—Our Day In Court

By Rick Outzen Last week, we filed a lawsuit seeking that the City of Pensacola release records regarding the city’s random drug testing. We had tried for two weeks to release records that would [...]

Winners & Losers 4/14/16

Winners & Losers 4/14/16

Winners Dr. Judy Bense Navy Federal Credit Union presented the University of West Florida president with its inaugural ‘Partner of the Year’ award at its annual President’s Award ceremony. [...]

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