Friday, December 19, 2014

Team, The Pension's are Draining the City...Lets Go to Lunch on the Taxpayers

Mayor Hayward made a big deal in his first term about the pension costs to the City.  It was "bleeding us dry".

So what did he do?

He got nine friends together and took them to the Fish House on the Citizens to discuss pension reform.

In the receipt below, a total of ten used the Baitshop private dining room to gorge themselves at the taxpayer provided trough.

$18.29 per person FOR LUNCH.

Hayward math...if the general fund is leaking, open a new hole so more can come out.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hayward Pulls Rug From Under Messer

Just like his namesake, Kim Jung Hayward will eliminate those close to him regardless of the consequences to them.

Case in point.

City Attorney Messer, a really nice guy, has been much berated about living in Birmingham.  In August 2014, he purchased a home in the Pensacola area.

http://www.escambiaclerk.com/xml_or_1b.asp?uinstr=2014055544

Was Messer led to believe his contract would be extended or renewed only to have the Mayor pull the rug out from under him?

Is Hayward that disloyal to the man who more than anyone else in his administration has facilitated his disregard for the charter, the law or the ethics requirements of the State?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

While I was Out...Messer OUT!

More changes at City Hall.  Jim Messer, a really nice guy, is being shown the door.  Mayor Hayward wants an "in-house" attorney.

I wonder if the Mayor can find a City Attorney willing to walk into a Grand Jury Investigation of his potential corruption?

Messer has supported the Mayor's "interpretations" of any item put in front of him.  Hopefully someone with a "strong background in Florida law" will not be so quick to cover for Kim Jung Hayward.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More Fat Cating for the Mayors Staff at Jacksons

The Mayor decided to take the department heads to lunch at Jackson's to discuss his initiatives.

WE (THE CITIZENS) PAID $173.29 FOR THEIR LUNCH!

A couple of questions:
  • Who were the eight "Dept Heads"?....Mayor's description!
  • Were all of those "Dept Heads" approved by Council or are they "Directors" or "Administrators" or "Chiefs"?
  • Should City employees be using our tax dollars for lunch at Jackson's?
  • What was the "message"? Stop screwing the citizens?
LUNCH CITY STAFF STYLE:
  • Avocado Salad $16.75
  • West Indies Salad $16.75
  • Catch of the Day $17.00
  • Chopped Salad $12.00
  • Cobia Sandwich $ 10.95
  • Club Sandwich $12.75
Hundreds if not thousands of tax dollars each week...wasted on meals for the King and his court.

I'm Baaaaaack!

It's good to get away sometimes just so you can really appreciate how screwed up things are here!

I hear we need a boathouse, because free doesn't work for us as a City!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hayward Went on REAP Related Trip on City Dime

The spending and courting by Hayward in connection with the REAP program continued after the lunch and tour by Federal Judge Rodgers.

Hayward's January mileage log shows he:
  • 12/30/11 - Met with Judge Rodgers at the Federal Courthouse re: Reentry
  • 1/6/12 - Had lunch at Jaco's
  • 1/6/12 - Toured the Community Garden
  • 1/6/12 - Met with Saufley Warden re ReEntry
  • 1/13/12 - Traveled from City Hall to Pensacola Signs to see their new sign
  • 1/18/12  - Met at Clark Partington re: Reentry
  • 1/19/12 - Had another lunch this time at Fish House re: Reentry
  • 1/26/12 - Traveled from the office to the Airport for a Reentry Trip
The trip to St Louis has a hotel for 1/26/12. $140.12

Hayward left Pensacola at 12:02pm on the 26th arriving in St Louis at 4:27 pm
The hotel receipt shows he arrived at 5:20pm
His flight home  left at 3:45pm on Friday the next day getting him back to Pensacola at 7:32pm
Airfare was $323.20

Of course he requested upgrades!

No food was purchased.
No ground transportation was purchased.
No other expenses.
I guess he didn't eat in St Louis.
I guess he walked from the airport.

REAP continues in later months...all at the City taxpayer's expense. More to come!
How is this City business?