Friday, May 1, 2015

Even Cosson Choked on the Bogan Proposal: A 900% Increase!

When Laura Bogan finally got around to submitting her proposal, she shocked even Derek Cosson and Tamara Fountain.

SHE WANTED $90,000 TO HANDLE SOCIAL MEDIA.  A 900% increase from the current cost at the time according to Cosson.

But remember Cosson's objection was before Cosson and Bogan were business partners sitting around that Campfire together.

The City ultimately agreed to a 300% increase.

Bogan Contract

It's all good now according to Derek's thumbs up.

From: Derek Cosson
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:22 PM
To: Tamara Fountain
Subject: RE: Proposal. Thank you very much!

That’s more than a 900% increase. $90k/year for social media services is not tenable.

Derek Cosson
Public Information Officer
City of Pensacola
222 West Main Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
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From: Tamara Fountain
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:16 PM
To: Derek Cosson
Subject: Fwd: Proposal. Thank you very much!

We may have to reduce what we can get. 

From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

-------- Original message --------
From: Laura Bogan <
To: Tamara Fountain <
Subject: Proposal. Thank you very much!

Dear Tamara,

Attached is my proposal.
Please feel free to contact me anytime, including the weekend, with any questions.  

Thank you very much!


Anonymous said...

That choking sound was just Mr. Cosson realizing he was in the wrong business and was in need of starting a camp fire with his soon to be best girlfriend and boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the mayor is allowed to hire consultants without bidding and without city council approval up to a maximum fee of $100,000. Laura Bogan knew this and had the balls to submit a proposal that was just under the maximum. As Hayward is her only "client" she is looking for this "social media" gig to be her total yearly income. Cosson only "choked" on this amount because it exceeded the salary that he was sucking out of the city.

The city's taxpayers are (perhaps) getting $30,000 worth of "tweets" about the mayor every time he scratches his butt. However, we can no longer have charity fun runs because the city is supposedly broke and cannot afford to provide a few police officers to direct traffic.

By the way, this is nothing new. During the CMP rape there were HUNDREDS of under-$100,000 fees that were paid to individuals working out of their houses for services labeled as "marketing" and "social media." Many of these individuals had no known businesses. One individual had a degree from the University of Phoenix.

Anonymous said...

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX!!! I love it!!! No wonder they are so upity down there.

Anonymous said...

"We may have to reduce what we can get"...What is meant by that? Is that what COO Fountain is saying to Cabbage Head (Cosson)? Now Cosson has a no bid contract with an LLC set up by whom?

What is meant by the COO when she said the quote above in ref to someone elses proposed contract? HUMMMM. CHECK INTO THIS MORE? Is Bogan's sole prop LLC also reg by the same person in Navarre? Hummmm