Friday, December 2, 2016

Carpenter's Creek Cleanup - Grover shows leadership

The environmental group Emerald Coastkeepers have organized a voluntary community cleanup from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The group asks volunteers to meet in the parking lot of Publix Supermarket at 5055 N. Ninth Ave. 

A news release from the Emerald Coastkeepers said the volunteers will work to remove tires, furniture, food and beverage containers and other trash from the creek. The group said the city of Pensacola and the Escambia County Sanitation Department helped to organize the cleanup.

Why does the City need Citizens to do its job?  Where is code enforcement?  Where is parks and rec? Where is public works?

Its a body of water in the City of Pensacola!

Another Hayward failure for the Citizens to fix!  

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2016/11/30/carpenter-creek-cleanup-planned-saturday/94697454/

Bright spot:

Area political leaders hope to fund additional projects to cleanup pollution and erosion in the creek with money from the RESTORE program, created from restitution money paid by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson ranked the project as one of the area's top priorities for the funding.

You go Mayor Robinson!

Area political leaders DO NOT INCLUDE MAYOR ASHTON HAYWARD.

He has done nothing toward this project.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Well, Where Did We Leave Off?

Since last I posted, here is the summary of City events as I see them:

  • Bare Out, Spencer In - Brian Spencer is the new President of Council.  It should be fun to show all of the conflicts of interest he has to dance around each month.  Also, it will be interesting to see how he builds a better relationship with the Council and Mayor as he also positions for a run for Mayor.
  • Sherri Myers has the only City project that could receive BP money from the County.  All of the Mayor's proposed projects may not be funded at all yet he won't jump on board the Myers train to get the win she could see with Carpenters Creek.
  • Grover Robinson announced he will not seek re-election to the Commission.  Grover, PLEASE run for Mayor.
  • Mayor Hayward keeps telling more and more people he will NOT run for another term.  
  • Fred and Fred have the old Hallmark Elementary under contract for sale.  Too bad real estate moguls An Hayward and Matt Pair won't be able to enjoy the profits since they were bought out of 316 LLC for pennies.
  • PC Wu got his retirement travel bucket refilled by getting re-elected to continue to do nothing for the Citizens.  Standby for the new selfies...I will post them as I get them.
  • Rick Outzen continues to slay the City on it's empty words and fake transparency.
  • The Mayor continues to ignore the Westside Citizens. He needed every vote here to get elected and now he has little support in the community. This may be a major driver in him leaning toward quitting after this term.  That and he may want the Statute of Limitations to begin running on any misdeeds. 
Whew!  Time to jump back in!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Let's ALL catch our breath


We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I'll be back in December. Be Well!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Outzen Breaks Down Sunshine Center

Rick Outzen breaks down three months of activity from the City of Pensacola "Sunshine Center" today on his blog.

http://ricksblog.biz/inside-sunshine-center-all-things-are-not-equal/

Questions that arise from my review of Rick's data:

  • The City is paying Matt Schaud $60,000 a year to handle an average of less than two (2) records requests a day?
  • Other media and blogs (PNJ, Pulse, WEAR) have a lot of City information that doesn't come from records requests.  I guess good press gets special treatment.
  • Records requests by Council being in the system has been and always will be ridiculous.
  • Council requests show that some Council members don't have to play by the same rules either.
  • Wu never requests anything...he doesn't care.
  • Some of this stuff looks interesting...may get a copy for myself.
Biggest question:



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

When Will Staff Rats Get Off the Sinking Ship

As the reality of only two years left starts to sink in, those employees that have sold their souls for power will have to wake up to the reality that their days in Pensacola may be numbered.

What do you do in Pensacola when your only real skills are intimidation, abusing employees and citizens and secret operations?

Eric Olson - I bet everyone in town is ready to hire a manager who is so customer focused he tries to have customers fired from their jobs.  Habitat for Unhumanity?

Ed Sisson - Ed better start marketing his title around now to make sure some unsuspecting City that doesn't have Google may fall into his job puffery gig he has been using for years.

Bobblehead - I just don't understand a word she is saying...ever.  No one does.

Chief Allen - He's retiring around there anyway.  It just depends on how deep the City is in the Fire Chief litigation and how that looks if he is let go. But for him I have to change my analogy from rats on a ship to running from a burning building.

Matt Shaud - It appears no law firms are willing to hire him now or he would not be the "public records dude" battling the press to suppress public access to records.  Maybe the ACLU?

Of course, Rusty Wells and Dick Barker will stay.  Rusty knows where the bodies are buried.  Dick knows where all those Mason jars are buried in the City Hall yard.

Let's see who posts for sale signs first. Who else am I missing that may need a box?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hayward Not to Run for Third Term?

Ashton Hayward and his puppet masters are openly telling people that he will not be seeking a third term.

Also, he is not trying to sway Council elections.  In the past, he would support his supporters.  But for as much water as PC Wu and Cannada-Wynn have toted for the Mayor on CRITICAL votes, the Mayor has not laid out any coat tails or money to either. Not that his coat tails are of as much use as they were in past elections.

Sam Hall got $$
Andy Terhaar got $$
Dennis Tackett got directed $$.

No money for Wu!
No money for Jewel!

PC Wu Finances

Cannada-Wynn Finances

Wu is out waving by himself and collecting his signs from CJ Lewis converts.  If Lewis and Anny Shepard are elected next week, the Council may be a whole lot less friendly to the Mayor's agenda.

To me this is a sign that Mayor Hayward is coasting into the finish.  All he has to look forward to are some video taped depositions in the Fire Chief litigation, some Offshore Inland litigation related to grant negligence, and writing a check to Ray Russenberger for his legal fees.

Bumpy ride to the finish?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Will PC Wu waste our tax dollars if NOT elected? Will Bare have a quorum?

Election day is November 8.  PC Wu is running against CJ Lewis for the District 1 seat.  The following week is the National League of Cities City Summit from November 16-19, 2016 in Pittsburgh. PC Wu is registered to go at City expense.

Questions:

  • Will PC Wu skip his last Council meeting to go to the conference?
  • Why should we pay thousands of dollars to send him if District 1 fires him?
  • Is it more ethical for the City to obtain a refund or send another Councilperson?
If District 1 fires him, is it ethical for him to travel to a seminar at City expense when he leaves office the following Tuesday?

How will that expense in any way benefit the City?

Another question:

With three Council members attending the conference, is everyone else confirmed to attend?
Will Bare even have a quorum for his last meeting as President?