Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Spencer v Robinson...Cost per vote

Spencer $ 35.93 per vote not including PAC money

Robinson $ 15.08 per vote

Dang, Julius!  Just take Pensacola to Jackons and put it on your tab.  Its cheaper!

More on the PAC later!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Investigator Interview with Mayor's Assistant

Link to actual interview notes

Highlights:

  • Olson  Women (- ) Men (+)  Control!
  • Eric tries to monopolize her time! Can't do all his work, Mayor has priority
  • Beth (Barr) "Protected" Can do no wrong Given great latitude Comes in late no issues!
  • Mayor's assistant states Olson DID RETALIATE
  • Assistant is asked why Beth Barr is protected "Has something on him, no idea what"
  • She speculates that Barr knows something secret
Facts:
  • Barr hired as temp
  • Made permanent employee with no job posting at higher salary, personal office
  • Olson made aware of threats and did nothing
Draw your own conclusions!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Well...Anyone shocked?

Rick Outzen posted the Olson investigation findings.

https://ricksblog.biz/former-city-administrator-left-mayors-office-in-disarray/

Hayward statement

“Eric has helped lead this Administration – and the city – to new heights. I will miss Eric’s insight, unwavering discipline, and infectious enthusiasm for the hard work of municipal government. I am confident that he has laid a strong foundation that will allow our administration to complete the first mayoral transition under our new form of government,” said Mayor Hayward.

New heights?
Insight?
Discipline?
Enthusiasm?
Strong foundation?

$83,000?

I have read the exhibits and interviews.  I will share the nuggets over the coming days.

Questions:

When the Chiefs filed their EEOC complaints, Olson went on the radio and directly said they were put on leave for making the EEOC complaints.

Why not in this case?

Why were Olson and Barr not put on leave while either the internal or external investigations were conducted?

Why didn't Hayward use Van Sickle again?

Why didn't Hayward use an HR expert last time instead of an attorney?

Why wasn't Sisson the lead on the investigation like with the Chiefs?

Once the internal investigation was completed and had findings, why was an external investigation also done?

How much was this external investigation?

Were disciplinary actions actually taken?








Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Remember Hayward's Statement on Olson and the $83,000 Severance

From: City of Pensacola Public Records Office 
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Subject: Public Records Request :: W002459-080618
To: "jklmn246@gmail.com"

Dear Maren DeWeese: 

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Pensacola.  Your request was received in this office on 8/6/2018 and assigned this reference number W002459-080618. Please use this number when corresponding with the Public Records office.

The City of Pensacola (“City”) fully embraces the letter and spirit of the Florida Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, governing the public’s right to access records held by the City, and the constitutional right of access guaranteed by Article I, s. 24(a), Florida Constitution.  The City of Pensacola Public Records Policy implements the Public Records Law and provides uniformity in providing access and charging fees for inspection and copies of public records.

Pursuant to City of Pensacola Public Records Policy, a service charge for the extensive use of City resources will be imposed if a request to inspect or copy public records takes more than thirty (30) minutes to locate, review and/or redact exempt information, and copy the requested public records. Should the City determine that your request requires extensive use of City resources to fulfill, the City will provide you a written estimate of all fees and costs prior to processing your request.

In complying with the Public Records Law’s requirement that the City acknowledge requests promptly and respond in good faith, public records requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received.

Record Requested: All internal city reports, recommendations and findings on harassment claims against Eric Olson All external reports, recommendations and findings on harassment claims against Eric Olson Any documentation advising Mayor Hayward of the allegations and the findings of the external or internal investigations

To view status updates regarding your request, please follow this link Sunshine Center, then click on "View My Public Records Requests." Do not use the "sign in" tab located at the very top right side of the page.

For additional information regarding your request, please call (850) 435-1715 or email publicrecords@cityofpensacola.com. You will receive an email when your request has been completed. 

Again, thank you for using the Sunshine Center.

Lysia H. Bowling
City Attorney
Office of the City Attorney

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mayor's Statement on Olson

“Eric has helped lead this Administration – and the city – to new heights. I will miss Eric’s insight, unwavering discipline, and infectious enthusiasm for the hard work of municipal government. I am confident that he has laid a strong foundation that will allow our administration to complete the first mayoral transition under our new form of government,” said Mayor Hayward.

Nothing to see here, Pensacola!  Just move along!

Or so it seems...

Stay tuned.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Spencer Signs Show You His Vision...Downtown Only!

Take a drive around Pensacola looking for Brian Spencer supporter signs...where are they?

  • Upscale neighborhoods in District 3 and 4, 
  • Mansions along Bayou Blvd, 
  • South of Cervantes
That is Julius Spencer's problem!  He neither cares about Districts 1, 2 or 5 nor has any support there.

When has Julius been in Scenic Heights?
Does Julius know where Parker Circle is?
Could he find Belvedere Park without looking it up on a map?
Has he ever been inside Gull Point Community Center?
Has he ever been to Hitzman Park?
Has he been back to the Woodland Heights community center since the ribbon cutting?

Spencer will make Hayward look generous to Districts 1, 2 and 5!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trouble For Hayward?

It is time for Ashton Hayward to return to real estate.  Without his attention Redfish Harbor has continued to spiral downward.

A recent sales offer sent out reflects the current price at.....$ 4,690,000

Hayward and Company owe AFMI Insurance....$ 4,758,000

Now I'm no real estate expert, but there appears to be a issue here?

  • Is AMFI taking a write down on their note?
  • Will AMFI use its personal guarantees of the partners to collect any short sale difference?
  • If not, will Hayward and Company be getting 1099-Cs and have to pay taxes on the shortfall?
Ouch!  Income reported to the IRS with no cash to accompany it always hurts!







Thursday, July 19, 2018

Only in Pensacola...Stop a Success to Study Other Options Which Will Take a Decade

A few months ago the City woke up and realized that the Port of Pensacola was not working.  The blame lies squarely at the feet of Mayor Hayward and the Port Director Amy Miller.  Neither have had a port success in 8 years.  Listen to that again.  8 years.

Hayward had a port study.
Hayward appointed Miller
Hayward parked Clark Merritt down there as Economic Development Manager
Hayward never marketed the Port as a Port.

And people wonder why the Port had no customers?

The PNJ asks us today to stop a known success to study the failure of the past 8 years.  Sit back and think about that for one minute.

The PNJ wants to stop a known success to study options which IF implemented will COST us millions in remediation, site work, long term deals and for what?

  • Condos that need yard crews and cleaning folks.
  • Hotels that need maids and desk clerks.
  • Restaurants that need servers, cooks and bussers.

Only in Pensacola do you turn down $65,000 jobs to attract minimum wage roles.  

That's Brian Spencer and the Downtown crowds ideas for the future.  Another place to get a cocktail.  Another Condo to design.  Another waterfront development to squander.

Why don't we revision the next to empty Maritime Park we spent so much on before we turn away $100,000,000 in investment in another property?

Revisioning the Port?

OK.  Once the City Council turns down:

  • $100,000,000 in investment
  • 77 jobs averaging $65,000 per year
  • A profitable port for at least the next decade
What then?
  • Well, you can shut the Port because no one will ever answer a phone call from Scott Luth about the Port of Pensacola again.
  • GE will begin planning for the eventual shutdown of the facility.
  • Industry will look elsewhere from a City that says no to a deal that would invest $100,000,000 and asks FOR NO INCENTIVES...NO INCENTIVES
The Downtown Crowd will pay lip service to a"study" that Hayward and Spencer have already rigged.  Then we as a City will propose some RFP for Master Developers.

A Master Plan will have to be done.
Consultants will have to be paid.
Engineering will have to be done.
Bonds will have to be issued.
More "fantasy renderings" will have to be done.
Community input will have to be payed more lip service to.
A contract will have to be negotiated and signed.
Years of planning will have to take place.
Years more of site work will have to be done.
The empty site will have to be studied for environmental clearance.
The site will have to be turned over to developers
Years more of construction will have to occur.

Then in 15 years a beautiful waterfront development will be done.

Maybe by then the minimum wage will be up to $12 per hour and the 200 service jobs down there will average $25,000 per year.

And the Maritime Park will be unsellable still since all new investment will want to be on the exciting new Port site.

Revision the Maritime Park first!  Let's finish what we started!

A Pensacola Success Story...SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY!

The Civicon speaker told us to be the capital of something.

Pensacola... The Capital of Idiots!




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Reason 7: Spencer Threatens Citizens who Share PUBLIC RECORDS


Based on my Google search, I believe Mr. Partington called me a pig!! Ever so classy!

George Bernard Shaw : I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. 

  
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bruce Partington <bpartington@clarkpartington.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Subject: RE: Your Email
To: Maren DeWeese <jklmn246@gmail.com>


I’m not going to engage in a debate over email with you about it. I presume you know what George Bernard Shaw said about wrestling in circumstances like this.


Bruce D. Partington
Shareholder • Board Certified in Construction Law

PO Box 13010, Pensacola, FL 32591-3010
O (850) 432.1399 C (850) 982.3875 F (850) 432.7340
Clark Partington


From: Maren DeWeese [mailto:jklmn246@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:22 PM
To: Bruce Partington <bpartington@clarkpartington.com>
Subject: Your Email

Mr. Partington,

I am in receipt of your email.   

Please note if anything that I have posted is false...
It will be removed immediately. 

The post you reference is merely a link to a public document...a PPD report. Posting a public document, especially a police report, is not posting false information.  In neither of my posts do I name either of your clients.  Only the public document names your clients.  I make no reference at all to Mrs. Spencer in any post.

In my post of Monday, please let me know where in the PPD public document the facts I summarize are incorrect. 

I based the summary on the following references directly from the police report:

Police Report:   I based this on PPD15OFF011007...which is a public document

Alleged Attempted Murder, I based this off the statement of the victim in the report "Robert explained that he disagrees and believes that someone intentionally tied the knot, trying to restrict his air flow and kill him." 

Council Member a Potential Suspect...I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "Latasha never mentioned notifying Brian Spencer and in doing so possibly jeopardized that investigation. By Latasha notifying a potential suspect, she interfered with an active police investigation and is in violation of Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor."

No Charges Filed. I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "In lieu of criminal charges, I am requesting the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) investigate this matter. I feel that the issues would be better handled by this agency."

Here's the summary:
· In 2015, a local resident suspected that someone was trying to kill him. I based this off the statement of the victim in the report "Robert explained that be disagrees and believes that someone intentionally tied the knot, trying to restrict his air flow and kill him
· A local City Council Member was named in the PPD police report as a "Potential Suspect". I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "Latasha never mentioned notifying Brian Spencer and in doing so possibly jeopardized that investigation. By Latasha notifying a potential suspect, she interfered with an active police investigation and is in violation of Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor."
· The PPD did re-creations, interviewed many, and even placed a camera in the victim's room. I based this off the statements of the investigating officer in the report Det. • • and I performed an experiment on Robert's oxygen machine. A camera was installed in Robert's room. Robert signed a consent form allowing the police to place the camera in his room
· A witness tipped off the Council Member of the PPD investigation I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "Latasha never mentioned notifying Brian Spencer and in doing so possibly jeopardized that investigation. By Latasha notifying a potential suspect, she interfered with an active police investigation and is in violation of Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor."
· PPD identified three first degree misdemeanors and one Third Degree Felony Violation concerning people involved in the investigation.  
· However, based on the actions by the staff at Bay Side Manor, several Florida State Statutes were violated. 
· By Latasha notifying a potential suspect, she interfered with an active police investigation and is in violation of Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor. 
· Withholding this information obstructed my investigation, also violating Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor.
· Knowingly providing false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation in a violation of Florida State Statute 817.49, a first degree misdemeanor.
· Furthermore, Lucresia is classified as a mandated reporter of abuse or suspected abuse as stated in Florida State Statute 39.205 and is required by the state statute to notify the Florida Abuse Line. Failure to report is considered a third degree felony.
· This included interfering in an active police investigation concerning notifying the Council Member who was a "Potential Suspect". I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "Latasha never mentioned notifying Brian Spencer and in doing so possibly jeopardized that investigation. By Latasha notifying a potential suspect, she interfered with an active police investigation and is in violation of Florida State Statute 843.02, a first degree misdemeanor."
· Ultimately though this is Pensacola and no charges are actually filed. I based this off the statement of the investigating officer in the report  "In lieu of criminal charges, I am requesting the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) investigate this matter. I feel that the issues would be better handled by this agency."

As I stated previously, please note anything that I have posted that is false.  It will be removed immediately.  I look forward to receiving the correspondence you stated I would receive soon.

Respectfully,

Maren DeWeese


On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Bruce Partington <bpartington@clarkpartington.com> wrote:
Maren –

We represent Brian and Crystal Spencer. We demand that you take this post down, and the report, and take it down now. Your election to post this can only be malicious and intentionally injurious. Your post from the day before effectively proves this. You will get a more detailed response from us soon, but I wanted to send you this initial quick demand that you take down the post and anything associated with it, and give you this one opportunity to do the right thing.  

We have already captured the post and document you posted.

Please confirm when it is down.


Bruce D. Partington
Shareholder • Board Certified in Construction Law

PO Box 13010, Pensacola, FL 32591-3010
CLARK PARTINGTON

Monday, July 16, 2018

Reason 6 Reboot: Just Read...Page 5...Brian Spencer..."Potential Suspect"

Police Report

Without comment. 

I'll show you this week how posting public records "not favorable" to the Mayoral Candidate is dealt with by team Spencer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reason 5 Reboot...Spencer Uses "Influence" for Political Gain

Press Release by the Attorney for Ann Regan

Below is a press release from the Attorney for Ann Regan in her case involving campaign signs allegedly stolen from a yard in the Historic District.  I have edited the release to change the name of the investigating officer, the home owner and Chief Simmons wife as their identities appear to me to be incidental to the releases intent or may be protected by statute.

Maren
__________________
 
 
As a result of Crystal Spencer, wife of Brian Spencer, calling the Chief of Police Chip Simmons, a warrant was issued against my client, Ann Regan. Crystal Spencer called Chief Simmons on his cell phone and an investigation was initiated concerning missing Spencer signs.
 
Rather than advising Spencer to go through regular police channels to file a complaint, the Chief kept control over the case and sent [Assigned Officer] to investigate instead of a regular uniform patrol officer. It should be noted that Chief Simmons’ wife, [redacted] is employed by Crystal Spencer.

[Assigned Officer] tracked down the home owner as she was not the complaining party.

In fact, there was no formal complaint made until he confronted Ms. [Home Owner]. After speaking with Ms. [Home Owner] and others, [Assigned Officer] filed a police report that was absent Crystal Spencer’s initial involvement.

[Assigned Officer] had separate telephone conversations with Ann Regan and the other volunteer for Mark Taylor’s campaign regarding the missing signs. Ann Regan related to [Assigned Officer] that she had personally spoken to Ms. [Home Owner] and given her Mark Taylor literature and received permission to place his signs in front of her house. This was also stated by the other Mark Taylor volunteer. [Assigned Officer] failed to file any supplemental report outlining these facts as they were presented to him. This exchange was never reported with his report stating in relevant part, “On 9-29-14, I responded to a complaint of a theft at 201 S. Alcaniz. I made contact with the homeowner, Ms. [Home Owner].”
 
It appears from the report that Ms. [Home Owner] called law enforcement, she did not.

Crystal Spencer’s response to comments made by Diane Mack in the Pensacola News Journal was, “Ms. Mack, this is not Brian Spencer pointing fingers. Apparently, this is a citizen who is upset that someone would enter her property who is not authorized to do so and remove her property.”

It should be noted that Ann Regan is Ms. [Home Owner]’s neighbor and the other volunteer has known Ms. [Home Owner] for many years on a friendly basis.

In order to avoid the appearance of impropriety, Mayor Hayward instituted a policy that city council members were to go through his office with any communications that were to be delivered to any of the city department heads. This included the Chief of Police.

Chief Simmons should have advised Crystal Spencer to address her concerns through regular police channels like any other citizen of the City of Pensacola. This would ensure an impartial investigation would be conducted to get to the truth of the matter.

Had a regular tax paying citizen made the complaint instead of Crystal Spencer, wife of a local politician, then it is doubtful a warrant would have been issued. However, it seems some citizens are more regular than others.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Myers Endorses Robinson...Nice poke at Julius


Press Release: Councilwoman Sherri Myers, Endorses Grover Robinson for Mayor

Date:  July 9, 2018

From:  Sherri Myers            
             526 Parker Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32504
              850-484-0902
              sfmada@aol.com

I am honored to announce my enthusiastic and unequivocal support for Grover Robinson for Mayor of the City of Pensacola.

The office of the mayor is the single most important elected position in the City of Pensacola.  Under the present strong mayor form of government the person who is elected to the position of mayor will have the power to impact the lives of every city and county citizen.

I have served on the Pensacola City Council for eight years representing the citizens and residents of District 2. District 2 is the home of Sacred Heart Health Care the 3rd, largest employer in Escambia County, Pensacola State College, hundreds of retail stores, hundreds of local professional businesses, Cordova Mall with 125 stores under one roof, great hotels and an airport.  District 2 has the highest property tax valuation in the city of Pensacola. In spite of generating a large portion of city property taxes, retail sales tax revenue and other revenue sources, the needs of district 2 businesses, professionals and residents have been ignored by the office of the mayor and city council.
Grover Robinson is a friend to district 2. While city officials have ignored the needs of district 2, Grover Robinson has stepped up to fill the void, time and time again.   Grover worked with the county to get sidewalks on Sander’s Street so school kids walking, skating and biking could have a safe route to three public schools, including Workman Middle, Washington High and Holm elementary. 

When residents of Parker Circle Neighborhood begged the Mayor and city council for help, getting sidewalks and improved drainage on Burgess Rd., residents were ignored. However, Grover Robinson step up and got a live saving four way stop at Burgess and Sanders Street. Grover got the county to commit funds for sidewalks on Burgess Road.

When environmentalist and concerned citizens submitted a project idea to use BP oil funds to help restore Carpenter’s Creek that feeds into Bayou Texar, Grover stepped up and selected the Carpenter Creek/Bayou Texar project to receive millions of dollars in RESTORE Funds. Carpenter’s Creek is an impaired body of water because the city allowed clear cutting and unbridled development along its riparian zone. RESTORE funding for Carpenter’s Creek is vital to the restoration of Bayou Texar.
 When the 8.5 acre head waters of Carpenter’s Creek was for sale by private owners eager to sell to private developers, Grover stepped up and got the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners to purchase the land to preserve it forever for the use and enjoyment of the  people of Escambia County and the city.

When people with disabilities went to the Restore Advisory Committee and ask for help to make Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key accessible for all people, Grover Robinson stepped up and selected Project Universal Access to receive RESTORE funds to improve access to our beaches for people with disabilities who have been unable to enjoy our most cherish natural resources.

When the Deepwater Horizon disaster struck the Gulf Coast, Grover Robinson used his leadership skills to play a central role in ensuring that Escambia County and the City of Pensacola receive our fair share of the millions of dollars of BP funds. Grover was the chair of the Gulf Consortium, the organization overseeing the process of securing and allocating the millions of BP dollars coming to our gulf coast region. Grover still serves on the board of directors.

Grover Robinson is the leader the citizens of Pensacola need.  Grover is engaged and involved with the constituents he serves.  He knows the needs of the city.  He knows the issues.  Grover is highly knowledgeable of regional, state and federal sources of revenues.  Grover understands economic development and actively assisted the city of Pensacola in obtaining the funds the city needed to incentivize the development of VT. MAE MRO hanger project that promises to bring about transformative job opportunities in the city of Pensacola in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

 Grover Robinson has proven to be a vital asset to District 2, and the entire city of Pensacola.  Grover will be the show up and on time mayor we need to deliver on the promise of the new charter, a strong mayor working collaboratively with the city council for the benefit of all residents, businesses and neighborhoods. Grover will not just build Pensacola, but he will ensure that progress will benefit all citizens - and that we all rise together.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Reason 4 Reboot: Spencer Lied to Citizens about Longhollow

Over the last weeks of January a citizen reached out to Councilman Spencer for clarification on the Longhollow Tower status.  

The following are comments made by Councilman Spencer:

Citizen:  So what Happened?? I thought they weren't going to issue a new permit.

BS: Convoluted long, long saga that resulted in the issuance last Thursday morning after I submitted my concerns as well as supplemented with my inquires with research by North Hill President about Long hollow drainage, conservation easement, etc.  I asked Bill Weeks to please confer with City Attorney and Mayor's office and research.  Compliance with NO variance requests needed for fall zone of 340' tower (not meters) + FCC + FAA approval all were secured.  I suggested citizens contact a storm water expert to weigh in on impact of not being able to remove island.  Council voted to allow this tower in August 2012. 

Citizen:  on 1/23 after BS is informed that construction is beginning on Long hollow tower. 

BS: No Way!!  permit was yanked.  Why are you doubting the legitimacy of our last conversation or what was communicated to me from the office of Building Dept ??  I have confirmed with Bldg Dept.  Director/Chief that NOTHING is happening with tower.  Your source of RUMOR is incorrect.  

Citizen:  Drove by today and tower is being built (Feb 1, 2015)

BS:  I know!!  It's about 180' right now. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Reason 3 Reboot: Spencer wants a FEW to rule the many!

Julius Spencer - Influencer

The self importance of Julius Spencer knows no bounds. (and his willingness for a few rich friends to drive city issues)

In the below email, Spencer expounds on how he envisions Pensacola could be the next Nashville.

The self-appointed savior of Pensacola continues:

"In addition to the CMP park and downtown tour, this may necessitate an "Above Jackson's" dinner-idea-exhange on Saturday night.   Of course this dinner would include An, Crystal and Teri.   I would like for another "influencer" couple to be included -- someone that could engage in the Pensacola-Nashville partnership project."

Lets Influence each other! Email Link

What's an "influencer" couple?

Sounds a bit randy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Reason 2 Reboot: Spencer Hates It Unless He is Paid

Julius Spencer is a fan of downtown development.
  • Jackson's - Loves it; his building; he makes money
  • Artisan - Loves it; his fees; he makes money
  • Al Fresco - Loves it; his fees; he makes money
  • Bodacious Olive/Brew - Loves it; his fees; he makes money
  • Maritime Place at CMP - Loves it; his fees; he makes money
  • New Navy Federal - Loves it; his fees; he makes money
  • O'Rileys Downtown - Hates it; no fees; he makes no money
What?  They want to have outdoor seating and he doesn't want it.  Asks for Mayoral intersession.

Did he object to Intermission?  No, doesn't live nearby.
Did he object to Rag Time? No, he doesn't live nearby.
Did he object ot Will Call? No, he doesn't live nearby.
Did he object to Blazzues? No, doesn't live nearby.
Did he object to WOB? No, doesn't live nearby.
Did he object to O'Rileys? Yes, lives across the street.

O'Rileys, if you want support from Spencer it is spelled... F-E-E-S
Spencer can stomach alot if you pay him.

Julius Whines to the Mayor - Read Here

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Reason 1 Reboot: Spencer Wants to be Mayor...But HOW

Brian Spencer wants to be Mayor. 

Brian only has one MAJOR problem standing in his way.

(14) To devote his or her entire work time to the performance of the duties of the Mayor’s office, and hold no other elected public office while Mayor.

http://www.cityofpensacola.com/charter

You see, Brian Spencer is a busy little beaver.

- SMP Architecture
- GB Senior Living Properties
- GB Senior Living Operations
- Lifetime Lodgings
- SOGO Pensacola
- Palafox Quarter
- Breeze Living
- B K Spencer Inc
- 200 Office Complex Inc.
- Palafox Pinacotheca
- Schematic Design
- Saboo Inc.
- Bayfront Lodging
- Northport Properties

Two Serious Questions
  1. How in the world is Spencer going to convince voters he is devoting his entire work time to the performance of his duties with so many irons in the fire?
  2. Does Pensacola really need a Mayor who uses words like Pinacotheca instead of gallery?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Boondoggle!

Mayor Ashton Hayward has announced he is not running for re-election.  But that doesn't mean he will stop wasting OUR taxpayer money.

Because he is such a diplomat, he has taken it upon himself to visit our Sister city in Japan! AT our expense.

Curious how none of the pictures have hit any of his social media!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Path Forward to Block the Fish Hatchery

With the judges decision yesterday that the Plaintiffs in the Fish Hatchery lawsuit lack standing, the path to still cancelling the Hatchery lease is as easy as appealing Judge Boles decision to the 1st District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee.

A civil matter which is "dismissed with prejudice" is over forever. This is a final judgement, not subject to further action, which bars the plaintiff from bringing any other lawsuit based on the claim.
The dismissal itself may be appealed.

Grover can merely telegraph to the State his intent to void the lease upon taking office.

When I sued the City for the Line Item Reversal back in 2013, the appeal was filed and the decision did not come back for 9 months.

9 months is plenty of time to allow a new Mayor to kill the project.

Don't give up now!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Buchanan Sputters Out of Gate


  • Drew was so excited about being a candidate for Mayor that he ponied up $1 for the cause.  Yeah, a buck!  He is so excited about running that he has put up less than a Circle K coffee.
  • Drew also had a slip up.  He listed the house on Florida Blanca...but used a zip of his real home in 32507
  • He has 15 donors...6 actually live in the City!! If you count him...wink wink!
  • Derek Cosson's wife donated $1.  Well, since their blog went out of business money is tight at the Buchanan and Cosson houses.
Hang in there Drew...with effort you might make it into double digits!

Nothing more to pay attention to with him!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Hayward and Allen...Where Are Those Rescue Trucks

I was looking at the new City Website and migrated over to the Fire Department.

The following picture is shown.
















Rescue Trucks at Station 2, 3 and 4?

Pensacola doesn't roll any rescue trucks that I'm aware of?

Check out the email below to see how much he lied to Fire to win their vote.

Now Rusty Wells who he goes after in detail in the email is his enforcer.

Hayward screwed the Fire Department from day one to his last day!  With Chief Turn and Run's help!

This email was sent to the Union President just before the election.

_____________

This is a copy of the email I recieved from Ashton. I thought that everyone should see this. .......Gary

An independent study released today found "minimal issues with any outside employment" by our city firefighters.

In fact, of the 19 firefighters investigated in this witch hunt, only 1 firefighter may have an issue and it is non-disciplinary, reported the city manager.

When City Councilwoman Maren Deweese called for a "Vote of Confidence" for our City Fire Department, Wiggins referred it to staff. This effectively killed that motion. Diane Mack was vehemently opposed to this action, as well.

Just 38 seconds after the City Council voted to discipline City Attorney Rusty Wells over inappropriate emails he sent, the City Council gave him a "Vote of Confidence." Rusty Wells and Mike Wiggins were schoolmates at Pensacola High, graduating together in 1962. Wiggins "conducted" the investigation of his childhood friend, Wells.

I want you to know that firefighters are heroes in my book. You're willing to put your lives on the line and that kind of honor and courage deserves a "Vote of Confidence" and much more.

In my administration, you will have a seat at the table in the decision-making process. My door will always be open. I will not balance the city budget on the firefighters' backs and I will do everything in my power to make sure you have the equipment, training and staffing you need to protect yourselves and our citizens.

I want to thank you for your endorsement of me early on this race. I appreciate all the hard work you've done for my campaign. With just 8 days left, I hope you will show your support now more than ever. Remember, it's our city, let's take it back.

--Ashton

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Drew Buchanan's "Qualifications" for Mayor..."I do social media"

The link is to Drew Buchanans resume.

Drew Buchanan Resume

It mentioned another failed business "Campfire"
It talks about his Pedicab company

Then all the social media stuff he did in the Air Force.

It is clear from his past that Drew was a worker bee, not a leader!
Drew is a social media guy, not a CEO.

Drew Buchanan would be a joke as Mayor!  Kinda like the cancelled TV show!

Cancel Drew before he has a season!  Although it would be a comedy!

The Mayor
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GenreComedy
Created byJeremy Bronson
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kris Eber
  • Scott Printz
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Jeremy Bronson Productions
  • Fee-Fi-Fo Films
  • Fanfare Productions
  • ABC Studios
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 3 – December 12, 2017
External links
Website
The Mayor is an American sitcom television series, created by Jeremy Bronson. The series is produced by ABC Studios, with Bronson serving as showrunner. It aired on ABC from October 3 to December 12, 2017.[1]
The series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, an aspiring rapper who unwittingly becomes the mayor of his hometown after running to gain publicity for his music. Lea Michele and Yvette Nicole Brown also star, with newcomers Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears. The pilot was ordered to series by ABC on May 11, 2017.[2]
On January 4, 2018, ABC cancelled the series after one season.