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Outtakes: Restless Natives

Outtakes: Restless Natives

By Rick Outzen When a city government loses its connection to the pulse of its neighborhoods, miscommunication and problems ensue. The discussions concerning Manna relocating into the neighborhood [...]

Seeking To Be Heard

Seeking To Be Heard

By Rick Outzen In June 2014, Veronica Fountain read J. Lee Pickens School, a closed school across from home, was being sold to Manna Food Pantries, a local nonprofit that offers emergency food [...]

Web Extras: Inside Pensacola Planning Board Jan. 13

Web Extras:  Inside Pensacola Planning Board Jan. 13

What happened at the Jan. 13 meeting of the Pensacola Planning Board to upset the neighborhood around the old Pickens School? The issue was an exception to allow Manna Food Pantries build a 20,000 [...]

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

When I attended the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting on January 6, I was reminded of meetings I attended 15 years ago on the stormwater.  Back then the issue wasn’t flooding, it was [...]

The Buzz 1/15/15

The Buzz 1/15/15

Wedgewood Wants More The residents of Wedgewood weren’t much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made [...]

2015 To Do Lists

2015 To Do Lists

By Rick Outzen and Duwayne Escobedo We are coming upon the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century. The past four years we’ve dealt with an environmental disaster and leadership [...]

The Buzz 1/8/15

The Buzz 1/8/15

City Lobbyist Registry On Oct. 10, 2014, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced in his digital newsletter that he wanted the city to adopt a lobbyist registry that would require those paid to lobby [...]

The Buzz 1/2/15

The Buzz 1/2/15

City Attorney Shake-up Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer’s contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month [...]

Winners & Losers 1/2/15

Winners & Losers 1/2/15

Winners Sacred Heart Hospital March of Dimes and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognized Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola for reducing the number of early elective [...]

Outtakes—Years In The Making

Outtakes—Years In The Making

The City of Pensacola has signed a lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering. The deal calls for an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility to be built at the airport that will add 300 [...]

Bark Parks

Bark Parks

Thankfully not every park in town has confusing ordinances about pets. There are several dog parks and beaches located throughout the area that provide the prime opportunity for you and your pup to [...]

Outtakes: Investigate

Outtakes: Investigate

By Rick Outzen Investigate State Attorney Bill Eddins released on July 2 a report on how two of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s top staff members illegally hid the city’s new logo from a former [...]

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