Jeremy's Notebook

Reynolds’ Clarification, Cosson’s Reprimandation

March 5, 2013

City of Pensacola Administrator Bill Reynolds has made a statement pertaining to City Spokesman Derek Cosson’s anonymous commenting on local blogs, or rather the chain of command at city hall. The administrator previously stated that Cosson acted on the instruction of a superior who no longer worked for the city, without specifying who the superior was.

Following is Reynolds’ comment, received via email this morning along with a copy of Cosson’s Letter of Reprimand.

Reynolds: “At various times, Derek was under the supervision of Travis Peterson, who then left the organization, myself for a brief period of time (Oct-Nov of 2011) and then John Asmar who assumed control of all press matters and who has also left the organization.”

Letter of Reprimand:Cosson – Letter of Reprimand 2-28-13

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  • citizen March 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Why don’t they just pull into the gate at the graveyard by the “dead” Civic Center and use a name off one of the headstones? In essence, that’s what they’re trying to do here. Here’s a typical conversation on the 7th floor.. Mr Cosson, in lieu of telling them it was me telling you to do this, just tell them it was a supervisor that no longer works here? Yeah, that sounds like it will fly. Hell, you know our stupid citizens here have no idea what we do here anyway.

  • What a Joke March 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I still find it quite telling that Cosson was reprimanded for following the directions of a superior, but not for lying. It’s also interesting to note that although Cosson is in the IS department, that’s really a ruse. They wanted to hide his position so they stuck it in IS but he clearly reports to someone on the 7th floor. Will anyone on the 7th floor tell the truth?

  • Dale Parker March 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I think Asmar and Peterson have denied it was them? That leaves Reynolds, but he is still there. It appears the city still suffers from a major credibility problem.