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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 [...]

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 [...]

Kraher Eager to Please Council Members

Kraher Eager to Please Council Members

By Duwayne Escobedo In his first five months as the Pensacola City Council executive, Don Kraher has learned a few lessons about being effective in the controversial and newly-created [...]

The Buzz 9/24/15

The Buzz 9/24/15

City Has New Formula At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Pensacola City Council passed an inter-local agreement with the Board of County Commissioners for the allocation of the Local Option Gas Tax. The [...]

Three Episodes in One Week

Three Episodes in One Week

By Jeremy Morrison The Pensacola City Council has voted to keep its meetings to one week out of the month. The September “episodes” included discussions of the Maritime Park lease process, [...]

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 [...]

Hayward Sidesteps Studer Leases

Hayward Sidesteps Studer Leases

By Rick Outzen For the past month, the hottest topic in downtown Pensacola has been the Studers’ proposal to investment $20 million to build the UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, a conference [...]

Don’t Ask How the Maritime Sausage Is Made

Don’t Ask How the Maritime Sausage Is Made

By Rick Outzen Butchers never recommend watching how the sausage is made. It’s best to enjoy the pork links oblivious to the process and actual components. Otherwise, no one would ever eat [...]

Outttakes—A New CMPA Process

Outttakes—A New CMPA Process

Yet again the Community Maritime Park Associates and Pensacola City Council are dealing with another development proposal that has changed substantially since it was first presented. In January, [...]

Outtakes—Six Summer Questions

Outtakes—Six Summer Questions

By Rick Outzen The local political scene tends to be quiet during June and July. However, we head into this summer with several questions. The answers will give us plenty of headlines for the rest [...]

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Council and Escambia Board of County Commissioners are concerned about panhandling. All have paid lip service to doing something about homelessness, but our local [...]

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