Oliver Maritime Report missing from CMPA agenda

March 20, 2013

Consultant Randy Oliver released last month his report on the Maritime Park finances. Oliver met with the CMPA board, but no action was taken.

He has had discussions with Scott Remmington, attorney for the Blue Wahoos. The team is waiting for some proposal from the mayor, who paid for the report.

Result? No Oliver on today’s agenda.

I guess it’s been placed under the Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee (URAC) report–which has now been out four and half months without any action.

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  • Jimbob March 21, 2013 at 6:25 am

    oh wonderful – bureaucrats with absolutely no experience are charged with managing a big league sports/music/entertainment venue. No wonder there is no lineup of music events scheduled to capitalize on prime spring weather. But then again that would be competition for the Levin kids which is certainly a no-no at city hall. Once again – rich guys win and taxpayers lose. The motto of Pensacola.

  • JR March 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I believe that the Parks and Recreation Department has not received any of the $250,000 that was mentioned. I believe that they actually gave back over $60,000 last year from the profits/revenue they generated. You might want to reread the contract because CMPA only pays if the Parks and Recreation Dept exceed a certain amount.

  • Jimbob March 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Not quite sure if I am following you on this but will play along. Is your point that Oliver missed the review of a major expense item of the CMP in his report?
    Why does the CMPA refuse to discuss the state of their finances – will they just wait for the next maturity of the $500,000 loan to worry about it?

  • Jimbob March 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Come again Rick – don’t quite understand your point

    • Rick Outzen March 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      The City Parks & Rec has $250000 contract to manage the CMPA park.

  • Jimbob March 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    To discuss the harsh realities set forth in the Oliver report would serve to distract the Board from the full court press to approve the YMCA lease. It also puts the Board in the crosshairs of a potential claim for breach of fiduciary duty for failure to address the looming issue of the inability to repay the $500,000 loan to the city and the overall sorry state of their finances. Do these board members have any clue of the liability they took on when they agreed to serve on this board?

    • Rick Outzen March 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      On the Oliver Report, I think the issue is he didn’t look at the City’s Park & Rec contract with the CMPA and whether or not it the city department is performing as expected…or is the CMPA simply subsidizing the department.