The Pensacola City Council is expected to make a final decision Thursday evening, on a financial package to bring ST Aerospace – and at least 300 jobs -- to land adjacent to Pensacola International Airport.
City officials held a town hall meeting Tuesday night at the Vickery Center to explain the project and get feedback. Issues such as noise, traffic and environmental concerns were addressed by representatives from the city, the airport, and Bill Haffner -- Vice President of Operations for ST’s Mobile plant.
The Pensacola City Council Thursday voted unanimously for an amendment to the homeless ordinance regarding “camping” on city property and the use of blankets and other covering while doing so.
The Council approved the ordinance last May, with strong backing from Mayor Ashton Hayward and his staff. Attorney Alistair McKenzie told the panel that the backlash from the ordinance has extended well beyond the city limits.
The Pensacola City Council Thursday evening deadlocked in voting on a food and drink concessions deal for Pensacola International Airport. The 4-4 outcome means the proposal fails.
Council members PC Wu, Megan Pratt, Charles Bare and Sherri Myers voted against the connection plan. Those voting in favor were Jewell Cannada-Wynn, Larry B. Johnson, Andy Terhaar and Gerald Wingate. Councilman Brian Spencer abstained.
The Pensacola City Council could take a final vote Thursday evening, on a concessions deal for Pensacola International Airport. A vote would end a four-month layover.
In this corner, Pensacola Brands – featuring the Fish House, Bagelhead’s and Varona’s, and backed by New York-based Creative Food Group. In the other corner, OHM Foods – a Missouri-based firm representing Chick-fil-A, Corona Beach House, Surf City Squeeze and Einstein Brothers Bagels.
And the choice for the ten-year, $1.8 million contracts, selected by a five-member committee , is -- OHM.
On an 8-1 vote in mid-December, the Pensacola City Council approved a domestic partnership registry – or DPR – which will ensure a number of rights to hundreds of unmarried couples.
Sponsored by Councilman Larry B. Johnson, the DPR will be open to cohabiting, unmarried adults — both gay and straight — to register as domestic partners. Those who live outside the Pensacola city limits are also eligible. Applications are expected to be accepted beginning in March, for a fee which – along with other nuts and bolts – will be determined between now and then.
Update: On a historic 8-1 vote, the Pensacola City Council approves establishment of a domestic partnership registry.
The Pensacola City Council is expected to decide this (Thurs) evening, on creation of a domestic partnership registry for the city. Preliminary approval was given last month and the bill’s second and final reading is just prior to the vote.