Friday, March 2, 2018

Kim Jong-Peacock

John Peacock wants to be supreme leader!  He is pressing to have the term limits on his role eliminated by City Council so that he can be "Chairman" FOREVER!

From the DIB monthly package:


WHEREAS, the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (“DIB”) was established by Chapter 72-655, Laws of Florida as amended by Chapters 76-466 and 80-582, Laws of Florida (the “Act”); and,

WHEREAS, the DIB adopted those certain By-Laws and Internal Governance of the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board as amended per the Act (“By-Laws”); and,

WHEREAS, the DIB desires to further amend the By-Laws (“Amendment”); and,

WHEREAS, this Amendment is subject to the approval of the Pensacola City Council.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the aforementioned, the Board of Directors of the DIB, subject to the approval of the Pensacola City Council, agree as follows:

1. Article III, Section 1, Subsection 7 of the By-Laws is amended to read as follows: Length of Term: There is no limit to the number of terms a Board officer may serve in the same office. 

2. This Amendment is effective upon its adoption by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the DIB after the text of the proposed amendment has been read at least once at a previous regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the DIB and after the approval of the Pensacola City Council. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DIB is hereby authorized to sign the Amendment.


Term limits serve a purpose.  Kim Jong-Peacock just wants to be supreme leader FOR ALL TIME.

Council, please shoot this down.

The Citizens believe in term limits.  That's why you have them.  That's why the Mayor has them.


CJ Lewis said...

As pointed out many times, the "Mayor" described in the 1972 DIB Act approved by the Florida Legislature at the request of the Pensacola City Council was then appointed by the Council and served as the leader of the Council. The Pensacola Charter Review Commission that met during 2008-2009 did not put anything in the new Charter about the DIB keeping in mind that any changes to the DIB Act must be approved by the Legislature. When the Charter was approved by voters, the Council began a process to conform the City Code to the Charter. The effort was led by City Attorney Rusty Wells and City Manager Al Coby. They failed to review and have the Council ask the Legislature to review a part of the Code known as "Related Special Act." As such, the DIB Act has never been conformed to the new Charter. I have raised this issue endless times and no one on the Council has even bothered to ask staff to verify that the Related Special Acts part of the Code was never reviewed. In January 2011, Council President Maren DeWeese nominated Councilman Brian Spencer to serve on the DIB. The Council approved the appointment. Several months later, Mayor Ashton Hayward stripped DeWeese and all future Council Presidents of the power to make appointments to the DIB. The Council should have stood up to Hayward by refusing to acknowledge any appointments made by him and continuing the confirm appointments made by the Council President. There was nothing Hayward could have done about it save sue the Council and try to claim in court that he was right. The Council has the upper hand politically because the DIB Act vests in it the power to approve the DIB budget. The Council can remove DIB members. The Mayor has no authority to remove DIB members.

Anonymous said...

WOW. Is anyone paying attention?