Monday, August 10, 2015

Enjoy!

Scrubs are out!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, do you feel vindicated? It's as if the whole place suddenly woke up one day and said, "Hey! That Crazy Old Maren was right all along!"

There was still a part of me that was hoping, for the sake of our City, that it was all just some big misunderstanding...that there was some reasonable explanation.

There are a lot of people who appreciate you for towing the line. The Citizens of Pensacola owe you a debt of gratitude...

Anonymous said...

I agree! As a city employee we all know that the only hope of exposing these crooks was through your hard work Maren. FINALLY something comes out of it! I only hope there's more to come....let's just say the "non 7th floor employees" had a day of celebrations that cruella is finally gone!!!! Karma is a bitch!

Anonymous said...

Maren

I hope the Council grows a set of balls and start acting on behalf of the citizens.

Thank you for the years you have put into keeping Pensacola honest.s

Anonymous said...

Please tell me the unqualified potted plant is following closely behind with her "box" ready to go!! Has anyone done any digging on her salary increasing and her lack of qualifications??

Anonymous said...

Good job Maren, but the wrongs associated with Foutain placing the marketing of our airport in "Miss Big Hair's" hands still need to be corrected. I am sure Miss Big Hair might be a nice person, but we all know that she is as unqualified to market the airport as Foutain was unqualified to oversee the airport.

There is little doubt that Foutain or someone on the 7th floor is close to Chip Henderson and his firm. Who knows they may all be former FSU classmates. I dont know. Whatever the connection, they gave the airport's significant $ advertising account to Henderson with little or no public procurement process. They then needed someone to oversee this big $ marketing contract who would not dare to question Henderson's expenses. Someone who would be more interested with her hair and serving Foutain than she was interested in actually promoting and improving the airport. They knew that the airport prior marketing staff (who I have known professionally for many years) would check each line item and hold Henderson accountable for every penny of airport funds, but that would never work for Foutain. Remember that she threatened to fire Flynn for simply saying that he did not think the airport needed Henderson involved in the commercial development activities of the airport. So Foutain promoted her unqualified mentee to a position that oversees the airport marketing efforts that conventialy includes Henderson's contract. If you think about the situation, you would quickly realize that Foutain's promotion of Big Hair was close to brilliant. Good friend Henderson got a big $ contract and no one at the airport could stop him or his wasteful expenses. In fact, the professional and experiences staff of the airport won't even post on your blog or try to reach out for help, because Foutain had them fearful of their jobs with her threats to Interim Director Flynn ( who I believe actually earned a MPA from UWF).

Anyway you look at this situation, you have to see Henderson and Big Hair still need to be gone. Our airport deserves a professional marketing/advertising firm that is only given the airport's marketing contract after they have been deemed the most qualified firm during a fair and impartial "request for proposals" process. Our airport also deserves to have it's management and marketing efforts placed back in the hands of the qualified and experienced airport staff that have served the airport and it's traveling public in a highly professional manner for the past several years.

We deserve these corrections. The airport deserves them. Our professional airport staff deserves them.

Anonymous said...

Maren, Please fix your site. Its so difficult to comment on mobile.
Rebecca McClellan needs to go! The citizens of Pensacola would be outraged to know that Tamara Fountain s friend, was given a cushy, high paying job as Airport Marketing Manager only because she's friends with Tamara and because her mom is a supervisor and heir to Dick Barkers throne in Finance Dept. She's make probably well over $60,000 and SHE HAS NO EXPERIENCE IN AIRPORT MARKETING! She answered phones as a air conditioning company for petes sake. She's just as much to blame for the City losing the $178 million dollars as Fountain was.

Ashton, what are you thinking? You're killing the City's growth! We are the laughing stock of Florida. Economically, we cant afford to mistakes like this when you continue to put people in these powerful positions WITH NO EXPERIENCE!!!!
Wake up! There's still time to turn it around Ashton. Show us citizens of Pensacola you really have our best interest in hand!

Anonymous said...

Maren, not to blow smoke up ones ass because I do still think you are highly annoying, thank you for your hard work and uncovering the shadiness that is city hall...for years you have reported on this. No one listened. PNJ would steal your info. Good job, well done. You're still annoying though.

Anonymous said...

Kudos are in order for exposing the unqualified. Agree the potted plant should be the next to leave. Perhaps the dedicated and qualified city employees that actually deserve to get an increase in their paychecks might be considered. No raises in 8 plus years. Shame on you Mr. Mayor!

Anonymous said...

AND... according to the employees at the Airport. Mayor Hayward's policy is that you cannot sell drinks at the NEWS STAND! Now, where in AMERICA do you see that other than Pensacola. I imagine, EVERY PERSON who walks in looking for a magazine and diet coke thinks, this is STUPID I have to go 2 places and wait in 2 lines to get something to read and a diet coke for the plane. WHO THOUGHT THAT UP?

Crazy guy said...

^^Anonymous @ 7:18 AM^^

That thing you call stealing info is known as Pensacola News Journal Investigative Journalism.

Anonymous said...

One more question: Did he order the "Code Red"?!?!