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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 [...]

Fire Chief Confirmation: Blow-By-Blow

Fire Chief Confirmation: Blow-By-Blow

By Rick Outzen Those attending the special Pensacola Council meeting on the confirmation of the city's new fire chief must have felt they were watching a movie with an ending that was never in [...]

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 [...]

City Hall: Culture of Intimidation?

City Hall: Culture of Intimidation?

By Rick Outzen Over the Memorial Day weekend, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward fired off a memo challenging comments by City Council President Charles Bare, Councilwoman Sherri Myers and Councilman [...]

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 [...]

The Buzz 6/2/16 (revised 6/3/16)

The Buzz 6/2/16 (revised 6/3/16)

Adding Work Component Quint and Rishy Studer are building another office building in downtown Pensacola. They are submitting designs to the city’s Architectural Review Board today for a 57,000 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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