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Outtakes—Snakebit

Outtakes—Snakebit

By Rick Outzen City Administrator Eric Olson is snakebit. Every time he rolls the dice on a situation, his mistakes come to light and make matters worse. In the summer of 2015, Olson tried to [...]

Outtakes—Fake Facts

Outtakes—Fake Facts

By Rick Outzen While the nation's capital is sparring over fake news, we in Pensacola have had to deal with the fake facts coming out of Pensacola City Hall. In December, Inweekly reported [...]

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 [...]

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—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 [...]

The Buzz 3/3/16

The Buzz 3/3/16

Failure to Communicate, Again Pensacola Councilwoman Sherri Myers told Inweekly that City Administrator Eric Olson had no idea that city residents had any damage from the Tuesday tornado until she [...]

Pensacola Fire Department Coup D’état

Pensacola Fire Department Coup D’état

By Rick Outzen On Feb. 2, Pensacola Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover, whose combined experience in the Pensacola Fire Department is more than 50 years, were placed on paid [...]

Buzz 2/11/16

Buzz 2/11/16

Olson’s Tale After refusing to answer questions from the News Journal and Inweekly, Pensacola City Administrator Eric Olson went on a local morning show to discuss why Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and [...]

The Buzz 9/3/15

The Buzz 9/3/15

Help For Olson The city of Pensacola has advertised for two assistant city administrators—one for policy and support, the other for operations. Both are to work under the city administrator, Eric [...]

The Buzz 8/27/15

The Buzz 8/27/15

‘Sorry’ Is The Hardest Word The Aug. 23 Pensacola City Council meeting was a long night for Melanie Nichols, president of the North Hill Preservation Association. “It was pretty much what I [...]

Winners & Losers 8/27/15

Winners & Losers 8/27/15

Winners Big Brothers Big Sisters With the help of a grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida successfully recruited 135 male mentors to volunteer in [...]

Olson’s No-Confidence Conversation, Part One

Olson’s No-Confidence Conversation, Part One

By Jeremy Morrison Last week, Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare made it known he intended to seek a vote of no confidence following the revelation that City Administrator Eric Olson contacted [...]

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