Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dottie Dubuisson Reporting

To be fair the conversation was about more than MardiGras parades. But a member of the city staff was there to provide information on how often Palafox was completely shut down. Reducing the number of closures was discussed. Discussion of alternate parade route; beads in trees and tree fund money for maintenance; weight of parade throws; regulations on parades established by organizers. Incomplete information was shared and real parties to the special events (organizers) were not there to discuss. Mayor did suggest charge more for Seville Square events to reduce use there, and direct to Maritime; alternate routes, supporting businesses that he encouraged to come downtown. John is right that context of conversations impacts statements. And it would have been better for topic to be widely advertised with organizers and historical participants made aware of meeting. I also believe special meeting time and location meant fewer attended in audience. It was a lovely affair with great coffee, fruit, muffins and downtown ambiance. Glad I was over my bug crud and able to go. Other important items were on agenda.
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So lets break this down.

To be fair the conversation was about more than MardiGras parades. It should be as it was a Board of Directors meeting.

But a member of the city staff was there to provide information on how often Palafox was completely shut down. Staff on Saturdays.  REMEMBER THEY CLOSE IT TO MAKE MONEY.

Reducing the number of closures was discussed.  Agree, stop the silly races no one goes to see.  

Discussion of alternate parade route; BAM!

beads in trees and tree fund money for maintenance; I don't think thats the intent of a tree fund, to remove beads

weight of parade throws; Really, Hayward and Peacock are the weight police for throws?

regulations on parades established by organizers. read this to be Hayward Crony regulations for Parade organizers

Incomplete information was shared and real parties to the special events (organizers) were not there to discuss. Perfect time for Hayward to cater to his supporters, when nobody is there to call him out

Mayor did suggest charge more for Seville Square events to reduce use there, and direct to Maritime; 
I have been recommending that for 6 years.  Remember, he is slow.

alternate routes, BAM!

supporting businesses that he encouraged to come downtown. one word SCOUT

John is right that context of conversations impacts statements. I'm sure it does.  Really shows the Mayors intent to please his peeps.

And it would have been better for topic to be widely advertised with organizers and historical participants made aware of meeting. Not better for Hayward and his inner circle of cronies

I also believe special meeting time and location meant fewer attended in audience. As it was meant to!

It was a lovely affair with great coffee, fruit, muffins and downtown ambiance. They do a great job there.

Glad I was over my bug crud and able to go. Me too Dottie, I'm glad someone independent was there.

Other important items were on agenda.  Thank You Dottie for your diligence.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Peacock, it appears that you forgot to 'Cover Your Assests'!

Anonymous said...


Our mayor and Maren DeWeese are on the same page with another brilliant idea! Let's raise the price of the most popular place for events, the tree-shaded Seville Square, and FORCE us to hold events at the Maritime Park, a place where no one wants to go. Let's create an artificial demand for a taxpayer-funded facility that really only benefitted a single individual. Why don't you and the mayor get together and start selling bumper stickers to promote your idea. Like these -

"No parking? No problem!"
"GOB's Are Our Best Friends"
"The Maritime Park Will Pay for Itself (one day)"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2: no parking, no problem? well, seville square sure proves that point! I'm always disappointed at how empty the festivals in seville are because everyone knows that no one attends something like that in a location where there isn't dedicated parking.