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Let Us Hear from YOU: Take Our Annual Resident Satisfaction Survey by Dec. 13

The city of pensacola wants to hear from you! Take our annual resident satisfaction survey at

Our annual resident satisfaction survey is available online now, and we're looking for feedback from all city residents to learn more about how we can better serve you.

City residents are asked to complete the survey online at by Friday, Dec. 13. Residents will also be receiving a postcard in the mail prompting them to complete the survey. 

The survey asks residents about their satisfaction with a variety of city services and facilities, including street lights, sidewalks, neighborhood safety and more, also prompting participants to rank their top priorities for the City of Pensacola.

Read more about the survey in the city's press release.

Mark Your Calendars: Sanitation Pickup Changes Coming Jan. 6, 2020

Sanitation pickup days will be changing for some City of Pensacola Sanitation customers beginning Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 as the city streamlines operations to serve customers more efficiently.

What’s changing Jan. 6:

  • Garbage, yard waste and recycling will be picked up on your current garbage pickup day, with the exception of customers who currently receive garbage service on Fridays.
  • Customers whose garbage is currently picked up on Fridays will now receive all services on Wednesdays (garbage, recycling and yard waste).

These changes apply to City of Pensacola Sanitation customers only (black garbage can and tan recycling can). Customers will be receiving postcards in the mail with their pickup day.

The changes will simplify services for residents, allowing them to place garbage, recycling and yard waste curbside on the same day for pickup. Combining customers’ pickup days will also streamline City of Pensacola Sanitation’s routes, making operations more efficient and reducing service time for customers.

For more information about City of Pensacola Sanitation Services, visit the city’s website.

For questions about the pickup changes, please call City of Pensacola Sanitation Services at 435-1890.

Sanitation pickup changes are coming to your neighborhood! January 6, 2020. Your garbage, recycling and yard waste will now be picked up on the same day.

Take a Run on the Runway this Saturday

Hundreds of runners and walkers will take off on the Pensacola International Airport runway Saturday, Dec. 7 for the Seventh Annual Runway 5K benefiting the United Service Organization Northwest Florida. 

The Runway 5K begins at 10 a.m., with a post-run event featuring activities for the whole family. Registration is $35 until Friday, Dec. 6, and registration on the day of the event will increase to $45. For more information or to sign up, visit

Read more about the event in our press release.
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City Staff Lend a Helping Hand to Manna

During Thanksgiving week, members of the Pensacola Fire Department and Pensacola Police Department spent time at the Manna Food Pantries warehouse to help bag food and stock shelves during the Fill the Mayflower for Manna food drive, and City Planning Services staff also collected donations for the drive. 

The community as a whole generously donated food and funds during the 2019 Fill the Mayflower event that will provide 90,000 meals for our neighbors in need. 

To learn more about Manna Food Pantries, visit

Pensacola fire department sorts canned goods
Manna food warehouse
PPD sorts canned goods
Planning services staff with fill the mayflower donations

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Reminder: FDOT Hosting Cervantes Street Safety Improvement Public Hearing Dec. 10

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the West Cervantes Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 N. F St. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5 p.m., with a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a public comment period. 

This hearing is being held to provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the proposed improvements. FDOT is designing pedestrian safety and access improvements on West Cervantes from Dominguez Street to A Street. Proposed changes include reducing the width of the traffic lanes, adding crosswalks and pedestrian-controlled traffic signals, constructing a center median with a combination of plantings and a low barrier, adding new traffic signals, and adding supplementary lighting.  The project is funded for construction with activities anticipated to begin fall 2020.  

Maps, drawings and other information will be on display at the hearing. FDOT representatives will be available to discuss proposed improvements, answer questions, and receive comments. Additional information is available on the project website.

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Pensacola Fire Department Kicks off 'Keep the Wreath Green' Fire Safety Campaign

The Pensacola Fire Department, in collaboration with Escambia County Fire Rescue, launched its annual “Keep the Wreath Green” Fire Safety campaign Sunday, Dec. 1. While a joyous time of year, cold weather, holiday decorations and festivities can create serious fire dangers. Firefighters hope to reduce the number of fires by promoting simple, life-saving holiday safety tips each day in December. 

During the month-long campaign, 5-foot wreaths will be on display at five city fire stations and 18 county fire stations, with wreaths also placed outside of the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green bulb we be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential homes. In 2018, two bulbs were changed to red on city wreaths, and in 2017, seven bulbs were changed to red. 

City of Pensacola residents who do not have working smoke alarms are encouraged to call the Pensacola Fire Department at 850-436-5200 for smoke alarm assistance. County residents may call
 Escambia County Fire Rescue at 850-595-HERO (4376).

Learn more about the campaign and read fire safety tips here.

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Community Health Fair set for Dec. 7 at Cobb Resource Center

Baptist Health Fair & Vascular Institute and Faith Health Network will host a free community health fair Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E.S. Cobb Resource Center, located at 601 E. Mallory St.

The event will feature free screenings, limited benefit screenings, giveaways, free food and community resource information from local vendors.

For more information, call 430-7057.

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