The Vision Group emails go to and between the following:
- Brian Spencer
- Alan Gray, Planner
- Christian Wagley, Restore Committee Member
- Steve Dana, Jerry Pate Companies
- Alex Adams, Planner
- Ben Nolan
- Jerry Pate
- Travis Peterson
- Quint Studer
- Chuck Tessier
- Andrew Rothfeder
The group appears to be formed to funnel the State and Restore dollars into Downtown Pensacola development. This group appears to be entirely FOR PROFIT. As developers and planners these dollars will continue to increase the use of their services and their downtown investments.
The quotes that ring loudest to me are:
"I will tell you I've been in dozens of meetings with FDOT around the state and that was probably the best reception we could have expected. I want to thank everyone for their assistance and perseverance in not only submitting ideas, but pressuring local politicians, your bosses, associated organizations, friends to bring the leaders to the table and bring our ideas in front of the top leaders from FDOT and the City of Pensacola. It's taken over 8 months since we decided to tackle this project at that FDOT public meeting at the Pensacola Civic Center and we have come a long way towards organizing ourselves and influencing others. WELL DONE."
"The second item which we also have in Pensacola is getting core members into appointed positions in cities, counties, CRAs, etc... This really shows you the system we are working in and you have to attack cancer from the inside with chemotherapy! "
- Is Christian Wagley who is on the Restore Committee a plant for the downtown development interests?
- Who is funding this group?
- How are they getting access to FDOT and Secretary Barfield?
- Who have they gotten appointed to City or County committees or offices?