The PNJ has a story today that DIB Chairman John "the Puppet" Peacock is seeking the reduction in the events due to funding.
Peacock just does as he is told. Sit John, bark John, stay John. Good John!
THE MAYOR WANTS TO CUT GALLERY NIGHTS FOLKS!
Don't get mad at the puppet, get mad at the puppet master.
Fountain pulls the strings on Peacock for the Mayor!
The PNJ has the story today, but this conversation has been going on privately for over 2 months based on the date of the email below.
Why does Fountain and the Mayor want to reduce Gallery Nights? Don't ask Peacock!
He just totes the water for Fountain and Hayward.
From: Tamara Fountain <TFountain@cityofpensacola.com>
Date: 05/07/2015 9:16 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Joe Abston <email@example.com>
Subject: What's in the Cup
You are the only bar owner I have talked to about the number of gallery nights the Mayor favors. I told you the Mayor favors six gallery nights. I never once said or insinuated that the Mayor favors no gallery nights.
Rick Outzen published a story stating I told a bar owner that the Mayor favored six or no gallery nights. I know you copied Rick on your correspondence (received and sent) previously. I hope this is a misunderstanding as I am working with you in good faith. I am happy to confirm any position or correct any misinformation about a position the Mayor takes.
I will see you tomorrow for the meeting at 11:30 with Ron Butlin. I am glad you will able to join us when I called to tell you about the meeting. I think it is much more productive to get everyone in one room to talk.
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