Mayor Grover Robinson

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

The partial shutdown of the federal government; Pensacola’s homeless and ST Aerospace were among the topics at Mayor Grover Robinson’s weekly meeting with the media on Monday.

Robinson said at this particular time, they are not expecting any effects on the city by the shutdown, which is now in its fourth week.

“Now, if the shutdown continues further than February, we will have significant impact at that point; we will begin to see impacts,” said the Mayor.

Not so much the city operations, says Robinson, but more in areas such as housing.

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

Security in downtown Pensacola was one of Mayor Grover Robinson’s topics in his Monday morning briefing at City Hall, along with the Port of Pensacola and the gubernatorial inauguration.

Twenty-nine-year old Kyle Terry faces 10 charges, including aggravated assault, robbery and carjacking, after a number of incidents Friday night in downtown Pensacola. Police say Terry held a woman at gunpoint; demanded her car keys, then fired a pistol in the Palafox Place area. There were no serious injuries reported.

City of Pensacola

Less than a week after taking office, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson hosted the first “Mondays with the Mayor" gathering for the media.

The 30-minute session covered a wide range of topics, including some that the administration had no real answers yet — having been in office only six days.

“We’ve had a good week on some things that we’re working to go in,” said the Mayor. “I’m going to answer any questions you want answered, but I’m going to talk about things we’re working on.”

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