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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Announces New Business Restrictions to Prevent Covid-19 Spread

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Mayor Grover Robinson announced today an order with new business restrictions in the City of Pensacola to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Pensacola community.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Escambia County, City Cancel Publicly-Permitted Events with 50+ People

Covid-19 information: floridahealth.gov

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are canceling all publicly-permitted events with 50 or more people in an abundance of caution related to COVID-19. The action is being taken in response to a recommendation from the CDC.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

List of City-Permitted Event Cancellations

City-permitted event cancellations and postponements

A listing of city-permitted events that are canceled or postponed due to the Escambia County and the City of Pensacola’s decision to cancel all publicly-permitted events with 500 or more people starting Monday, March 16.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Pensacola International Airport Open for Business, Monitoring COVID-19

Airport Main Terminal

Pensacola International Airport continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) and stay in regular contact with state and local partners to ensure a coordinated approach for any necessary response.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

City Selects David Forte as Capital Improvement Projects Manager

David Forte headshot

The City of Pensacola has selected David Forte to fill the new Capital Improvement Projects Manager position, responsible for managing and facilitating a variety of construction and capital projects in the city.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Census Stakeholder and Community Kick-off Scheduled for March 18

Census Logo Escambia County and City of Pensacola

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging the media, partner agencies and residents to participate in a 2020 Census Stakeholder and Community Kick-Off event at the Brownsville Community Center on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about Pensacola being named one of the top 20 places to live in Florida and more in the city's latest e-newsletter!

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City, Blue Wahoos to Expand Protective Netting at Wahoos Stadium

Wahoos Baseball in progress at the Stadium

The City of Pensacola and Pensacola Blue Wahoos have partnered to expand the protective netting at Blue Wahoos Stadium, increasing safety for fans and employees as concerns about the dangers of foul balls increase throughout Minor League Baseball.

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Pensacola Blueway Community Proclamation Set for Feb. 24

Blueway community flyer

The City of Pensacola will take the next step toward becoming a Florida Paddling Trails Blueway Community with a proclamation by Mayor Grover Robinson on Monday, Feb. 24.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Gov. DeSantis Announces Nearly $5 Million Florida Job Growth Grant Awarded to Pensacola

Gov. Ron DeSantis makes an announcement at Pensacola International Airport

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he is awarding nearly $5 million to the City of Pensacola for infrastructure enhancements to the Pensacola International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Historic Bayview Cross

Cross

A historic World War II-era cross in Bayview Park will remain standing thanks to a victory at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today, which ruled that the cross is constitutional.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Resident Satisfaction Survey Sees 55 Percent Increase in Participation

HAAS survey results now available online

The City of Pensacola has received results from the 2019 Resident Satisfaction Survey, which shows an overall satisfaction with core city services, the city's image and business-friendly environment. A total of 808 residents completed the online survey.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Presidents Day Closures, Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

Presidents Day sanitation

A list of city offices closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day, along with City of Pensacola Sanitation schedule changes for the week of Feb. 17.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

City Reviewing Recommendations from Cyberattack Assessment

Partially closed laptop

Deloitte & Touche has completed its assessment of the cyberattack on the City of Pensacola and provided the city with areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, which the city will be implementing where feasible to increase network security.

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the upcoming 2020 Census, employee recognition ceremony, upcoming events and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

UPDATE: Langley Avenue Stormwater Project Construction to Begin Feb. 11

Langley Avenue aerial map

Construction of the Langley Avenue Diversion Box and Stormwater Conveyance Project will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, part of an ongoing three-phase project to directly benefit the water quality of Escambia Bay and Pensacola Bay.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Langley Avenue Stormwater Conveyance Project Construction to Begin Feb. 11

Langley Avenue aerial map

Construction of the Langley Avenue Diversion Box and Stormwater Conveyance Project will begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, part of an ongoing three-phase project to directly benefit the water quality of Escambia Bay and Pensacola Bay.

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

City, County Encourage Community Participation in 2020 Census

Census Logo Escambia County and City of Pensacola

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging all residents to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted during the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the United States.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the first Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup of the year, upcoming events and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on Palafox Street Thursday and Friday

Palafox lane closure map

An Emerald Coast Utilities Authority contractor will temporarily close a section of South Palafox Street Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 to repair an ECUA water main in the area.

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

CRA Workshop on Urban Core Projects Including SCAPE Set for Feb. 3

CRA workshop 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

The Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency will host a public workshop Monday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. to review projects for funding through the Urban Core Redevelopment Refunding and Improvements Revenue Bond, Series 2019.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Pensacola Fire Department Members Recognized for Service, Promotions

Members of the pensacola fire department at their annual awards ceremony

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department were recognized for outstanding service, promotions and more during PFD's annual awards and recognition ceremony Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about upcoming events, news from the Port of Pensacola and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Set for Jan. 25 in Downtown Area

Mayors Neighborhood Cleanup Map January 2020

The first Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup of 2020 will be on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the downtown area, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

New City E-Newsletter Now Available

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Last chance to take our our Resident Satisfaction Survey, view the new Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Schedule and more!

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about upcoming sanitation pickup changes, Christmas tree disposal sites and more in the latest city e-newsletter!

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

City 'Keep the Wreath Green' Fire Safety Campaign Ends with One Red Bulb

Red bulb on fire safety wreath

The City of Pensacola ended its annual "Keep the Wreath Green" Fire Safety Campaign with one red bulb, representing one residential structure fire with damage in city limits during the month of December.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

City Recognized by DEP for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship

Aerial view of Bill Gregory stormwater pond

The City of Pensacola's Public Works & Facilities Department was recognized this month by DEP's Northwest District for outstanding environmental stewardship and going above and beyond the minimum requirements to reduce impacts to the environment.

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

City Selects Ryan Fitzgerald as Risk Manager

Ryan Fitzgerald

The City of Pensacola has selected Ryan Fitzgerald to fill the Risk Manager position, responsible for managing the city’s risk management operations. Fitzgerald’s first day with the city was Monday, Dec. 16.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Over 100 Arrests Made Through Protect Pensacola Joint Task Force

Mayor Grover Robinson speaks at a press conference in front of City Hall

Over 100 arrests were made through the Protect Pensacola joint task force established by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, with multiple local, state and federal agencies partnering to address gun violence.

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Pensacola Fire Department Installs 66 Smoke Alarms during Woodland Heights Neighborhood Canvas

Two firefighters install a smoke alarm in a home

The Pensacola Fire Department installed 66 smoke alarms during a neighborhood canvas in Woodland Heights Saturday, Nov. 16, where firefighters went door to door offering to install smoke alarms for residents free of charge.

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Seeks Input from Residents for Annual Satisfaction Survey

City of pensacola resident satisfaction survey: uwf.edu/haasresidentsurvey

The City of Pensacola is conducting its annual resident satisfaction survey and is encouraging all city residents to participate and let their voices be heard. Residents are asked to complete the survey online at uwf.edu/HaasResidentSurvey by Dec. 13.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

City Earns National Stormwater Recognition, Completes Stormwater Projects

Construction workers install an underground stormwater treatment unit

The City of Pensacola Public Works & Facilities Department has been recognized along with other high-performing municipalities in the fifth annual National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Court Rules in Favor of Protecting Heritage Oak Tree

Heritage oak tree

A judge has ruled in favor of protecting a heritage live oak tree on North Spring Street that the City of Pensacola has been working to prevent from being cut down.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

City's ADA Sidewalk Repair Project Surpasses 9,000 Feet

A new curb ramp on a sidewalk

The City of Pensacola's Public Works and Facilities Department has repaired approximately 9,350 linear feet of sidewalk and installed 215 curb ramps as part of the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Sidewalk Assessment.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

Neighborhood Challenge Grant flyer, visit CityofPensacola.com to learn more.

The City of Pensacola is now accepting applications for the Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, which is a matching grant program that provides Pensacola neighborhood associations with funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Scheduled for Oct. 26

trash set curbside for collection

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City of Pensacola Staff, Mayor Team up for United Way Day of Caring

Mayor Grover Robinson and city staff sort cans at Manna Food Pantries

Nearly 50 City of Pensacola staff members and Mayor Grover Robinson joined volunteers throughout the community to support United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Oct. 4, an annual community service effort coordinated by United Way of West Florida.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Pensacola to Host Premiere Sailing League Exhibition Series

Aerial view of Community Maritime Park and Pensacola Bay

Premiere Sailing League has announced plans to debut stadium sailing on Pensacola Bay during the PSL Winter Exhibition Series between Jan. 3 & April 5, 2020, bringing opportunities for the public to watch teams compete in exhibition stadium-style racing.

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Ted Kirchharr Selected as City of Pensacola Human Resources Director

Ted Kirchharr headshot

The City of Pensacola has selected Ted Kirchharr to fill the Human Resources Director position, responsible for managing the city’s human resources programs including training and development, performance management, staffing and more.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup, upcoming events and more in this week's City e-Newsletter.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

PFD Honors Fallen FDNY Firefighters at 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department after participating in the 2019 Panama City Beach 9/11 Memo

Members of the Pensacola Fire Department participated in the 2019 Panama City Beach 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 7, honoring and remembering the FDNY firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Sept. 28

Toys and furniture left at the curbside for pickup by City of Pensacola Sanitation

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing residents in the cleanup areas to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Woodland Heights Performing Arts Night Scheduled for Sept. 18

WHRC Performing Arts Night, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland Heights Resource Center, 11

Woodland Heights Resource Center will host a Performing Arts Night Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., providing an opportunity for the public to help shape future performing arts programming at the center.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

City of Pensacola Budget Public Hearings Begin Wednesday

Budget in Brief 2

The first public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the City of Pensacola will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 222 W. Main St.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about the Morris Court Park ribbon cutting, upcoming events and more in the latest City e-Newsletter.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

City Council Appoints John Jerralds to District 5 Seat

John Jerralds being sworn in as the District 5 City Councilmember

City Council appointed John Jerralds to the District 5 seat at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 4. Jerralds was appointed by council by a majority vote, filling the vacancy left after District 5 Councilman Gerald Wingate passed away last month.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

TSA Pre-Check Temporary Enrollment Center Coming to Pensacola International Airport Sept. 23-27

Pensacola International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration Pre?® Temporary Enrollment Center is returning to Pensacola International Airport Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Sept. 27.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Collects Over 67 Tons of Bulk Waste

Toys and furniture left at the curbside for pickup by City of Pensacola Sanitation

The latest Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup collected over 67 tons (135,320 pounds) of bulk waste, along with 367 tires and 1,620 gallons of paint. The cleanup took place on Saturday, Aug. 31 and included over 2,000 houses in the cleanup area.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

FDOT: Traffic Shift for New Pensacola Bay Bridge Starts Wednesday

Illustration of the Pensacola Bay Bridge

U.S. 98 eastbound traffic (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) will be shifted to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) on Sunday, Sept. 8.

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pensacola Fire Department Sends Resources to Assist after Hurricane Dorian

Firefighters in front of a fire truck

Pensacola Fire Department has deployed an Engine Company prepared to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery, contributing to one of the Engine Strike Teams pre-staged around the state as part of the State Emergency Response Plan.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

City Tree Case May Help Set Precedent for New State Statute

Heritage oak tree

A heritage live oak tree the City of Pensacola is trying to prevent from being cut down has brought into focus the challenges of applying a new state statute.

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Silver Airways to Experience Service Interruptions due to Hurricane Dorian

Pensacola International Airport

Silver Airways will not be operating Monday, Sept. 2 or Tuesday, Sept. 3 due to Hurricane Dorian, which will impact travelers flying Silver Airways at Pensacola International Airport. The airline expects to resume normal operations Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Labor Day Holiday Closures, Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

Labor Day sanitation schedule

Read about City of Pensacola Sanitation schedule changes and city office closures for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 2.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

City Selects Matt Coughlin as Deputy Airport Director

Matt Coughlin

The City of Pensacola has selected Matt Coughlin as the Deputy Airport Director for Pensacola International Airport, with a start date of Monday, Sept. 9.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Pensacola Recognized as America's Strongest Town

Crowd celebrates Pensacola's Strongest Town award at the Rex Theatre

Pensacola was recognized Tuesday, Aug. 20 for being voted America’s Strongest Town earlier this year, celebrating progress the city has made toward being financially strong and resilient.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about Pensacola being recognized as the nation's Strongest Town, Pensacola Police Department headquarters being designated as a Safe Trade Spot and more!

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Mayor Grover Robinson Gives State of the City Address to Pensacola Business Community

Mayor Grover Robinson addresses the crowd at the State of the City luncheon

The Greater Pensacola Chamber hosted Mayor Grover Robinson for a State of the City luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 20, where Mayor Robinson addressed the local business community about the City of Pensacola's economy, development and plans for the city's future.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Special City Council Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 4

city hall

City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. to make an appointment to the City Council District 5 seat. The meeting will take place in Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 222 W. Main St.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

New City e-Newsletter Now Available

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Read about City Hall Selfie Day, Pensacola featured in the New York Times, upcoming events and more!

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Veteran-Owned Business Program Scheduled for Aug. 22-23

Boots to Business Reboot U.S. Small Business Administration

Registration is underway for Boots to Business Reboot with the U.S. Small Business Administration, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses interested in learning about starting or growing a veteran-owned business.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

City of Pensacola Mourns the Loss of Councilman Gerald Wingate

Councilman Gerald Wingate headshot outside

The City of Pensacola is mourning the loss of Councilman Gerald Wingate, who passed away overnight at the age of 73.

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

New Palafox Street Bike Lanes Ready for Use

Mayor Grover Robinson rides his bike in the new bike lane along Palafox Street

Bicyclists can now take advantage of new bike lanes along a section of North Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola, part of the City of Pensacola's efforts to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.

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