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In this episode of City Spotlight, we tag along for a day of fun at Pensacola Police Department’s Camp Friendship. For one week, officers spent their days with nearly 60 local youth teaching them about first responders, public service and good citizenship. PPD teamed up with Pensacola Fire Department to host one of the days of camp at Fire Station 4. Campers got to see a live demonstration on how firefighters extinguish flames.
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Mayor Robinson will host the meeting with Councilman P.C. Wu, and residents are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard. Mayor Robinson has already held town halls in District 2 with Councilwoman Sherri Myers, District 5 with Councilman Gerald Wingate and District 7 with Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn.
Hosting town halls is a high priority for Mayor Robinson. During his campaign for mayor, Robinson promised he would host town halls at various locations throughout the city so citizens would not have to come to City Hall to have their voice heard.
Mayor Robinson hopes citizens will attend the town hall so he can work with them to come up with a plan to move Pensacola forward.
If you need a special accommodation to attend this meeting, please call 850-435-1629. For sign language interpreter please contact 72 hours in advance if possible.
East Hill Residents:
As we are well into the summer schedule of cutting / grooming our yards please be reminded that it is against the City’s ordinance of depositing yard debris into the streets. This includes blowing of leaves and grass clippings into the street. East Hill, let’s keep our streets clean and our storm water collection system free of this debris. If you use a landscaping service, please be sure they are aware of this ordinance.
City Ordinance, Sec. 4-3-48 – Placement of recyclables, solid waste or refuse in gutters or streets prohibited, declared nuisance.
“The placement or scattering of yard trash, green waste, and/or recyclables, solid waste or refuse in or upon the street gutters, street surfaces, or storm water inlets is hereby declared a nuisance and a danger to water quality and shall be prohibited.”
As a suggestion you might print this and put it in your glove box. Then the next time you see someone blowing leaves, clippings, whatever in the street and leave it there you might call this to their attention in a nice way.
Please see attached memorandum for description and qualifications. Anyone interested in serving should fill out an application of interest (http://cityofpensacola.com/FormCenter/City-Clerk-3/Application-for-Boards-Authorities-and-C-81) and contact a City Council Member for nomination PRIOR TO Friday, May 31, 2019. (NOMINATION BY A COUNCIL MEMBER IS REQUIRED.)
Pensacola resident and Pearl Harbor Survivor, Frank Emond, will join the record books on May 27, 2019 as the oldest living conductor. Frank Emond will conduct the Pensacola Civic Band at the 4th Annual Pensacola Memorial Day concert. This event, sponsored together by the Pensacola Civic Band and the City of Pensacola, is held annually at the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park. This free concert, starting at 5:00pm, honors and reflects the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services.
This concert is an excellent way for area residents, families, and friends to continue the Memorial Day celebration and have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in the military to maintain our freedom.
The Memorial Day program directed by Pensacola Civic Band director, Don Snowden, will entertain the audience with a number of patriotic selections that reflect on the sacrifices throughout our nation’s history. Frank Emond, who will have just celebrated his 101st birthday, will narrate his Pearl Harbor experience while the Pensacola Civic Band plays Jay Bocook’s “At Dawn They Slept.” Then Mr. Emond, at 101 and 6 days, will conduct the band in Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” setting a Guinness World Record as the oldest living conductor. Singer, Holly Shelton, joins the band as she performs the American classic “God Bless the U.S.A.”
The Pensacola Civic Band is excited to have Pensacola City Mayor, Grover Robinson IV, perform this year in Harold Walters piece for narrator and band “Duty, Honor, Country.”
“We are here to honor the men and women and their families who gave and sacrificed for our freedoms. They have earned our lasting gratitude. I am excited to share in this experience with our entire Pensacola community,” says Mayor Robinson.
This concert is made possible by the generous partnerships of the Pensacola Civic Band, The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Community Maritime Park, and Pensacola State College. This year’s concert is also a donation location for Manna. Learn more at www.mannahelps.org.
The concert starts at 5:00pm at the Hunter Amphitheater behind the Blue Wahoos Stadium. For more information, please visit www.pensacolaremembers.org or call the Pensacola State College Ticket Office at 850.484.1847.
You are cordially invited to join the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce (GCMCC), the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) for a free workshop designed for businesses to establish a working relationship with our local government.
We will review the steps for registering your business, procedures for bidding and procurement, presentation of your product/service, and future business opportunities with local governments. The presentations will be followed by a Question & Answer session and networking.
To register or for more information, please visit www.gcmcc.info.
Sponsored by: Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce (GCMCC),
City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and ECUA.
The East Hill Tour of Homes will take place Saturday, May 11. Tickets are available at the East Hill Publix.
Take a look at the booklet for the East Hill Tour of Homes!