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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 [...]

The Buzz 3/17/16

The Buzz 3/17/16

Praise for Miller Congressman David Jolly called into “Pensacola Speaks” last week to praise his colleague Jeff Miller, who announced his retirement from Congress. “Obviously this is a [...]

Outtakes—Let’s Communicate Again

Outtakes—Let’s Communicate Again

By Rick Outzen Pensacola City Hall has trouble communicating with its residents. That’s not just my opinion.  For the second consecutive year, citizens have given the city’s communications [...]

Winners & Losers 1/21/16

Winners & Losers 1/21/16

Winners Ashton Hayward In November, the Pensacola mayor issued a press release announcing his support of Governor Rick Scott’s proposal to create a new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund. [...]

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 [...]

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