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CMPA wins lawsuit against former developer, awarded $1.6 million

CMPA wins lawsuit against former developer, awarded $1.6 million

CMPA has prevailed in the lawsuit against MPDP. Defendant Maritime Park Development Partners, LLC, is ordered to disgorge to Plaintiff Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc., the total sum of $1,624,066.57.36 Read Order - Ruling.

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

For a place that is so tough on its leaders and anyone who tries to push this community, it’s amazing how susceptible we are to hucksters, scam artists and out-of-towners looking for “sweetheart” deals. Show us a slick PowerPoint presentation, tell us how great you are, maybe hand out a [...]

Viewpoint: The Real Truth About Communty Maritime Park

Viewpoint: The Real Truth About Communty Maritime Park

by Mark Taylor, CMPA Board member The dust has settled on the budget year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – Sept 30, 2013) and the results are phenomenal for the most hotly debated public project in Northwest Florida, the Community Maritime Park. Many who read the PNJ have read articles about budget [...]

City and CMPA want to renegotiate with Wahoos

City and CMPA want to renegotiate with Wahoos

Getting the Blue Wahoos to renegotiate its use agreement for the Maritime Park stadium appears to be a top priority for both Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. Owner Quint Studer told the Independent News this morning that he isn’t interested in [...]

CMPA meeting: Studers announce 4th floor, Beck shows design and why is liner floating

CMPA meeting: Studers announce 4th floor, Beck shows design and why is liner floating

Representatives for Quint and Rishy Studer announced today that they will be adding a fourth floor to their Maritime Park office building and that they already have a signed tenant for the office space. The estimated increased property taxes for the city should be between $50,000-$70,000. Beck [...]

Former city administrator applies for CMPA board opening

Former city administrator applies for CMPA board opening

Former City Administrator Bill Reynolds has sent an email to the Pensacola City Council requesting to be appointed to the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. "I have a 30 year career of distinguished public service, and a great deal of knowledge regarding the City of [...]

Reeves selected to chair CMPA, Councilman Johnson resigns. I guess it could be coincidental.

Reeves selected to chair CMPA, Councilman Johnson resigns. I guess it could be coincidental.

Press Release: The Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. Board of Trustees, at their meeting on September 18, 2013, elected James J. (Jim) Reeves as new Chairman of the Board. Reeves assumes the chair on Oct. 1, 2013 following the completion of the term of outgoing Chairman Collier Merrill. [...]

Whatever happened to CMP Children’s Playground…apparently nothing

Whatever happened to CMP Children’s Playground…apparently nothing

In April, attorney Eric Stevenson told the Community Maritime Park Associates board that he represented an anonymous donor who pledged $25,000 to the CMPA board to construct a children's playground. He challenged the CMPA and City to initiate a 120-day pledge drive to raise $250,000 for the [...]

CMPA Looks at Bylaws

A number of motions were thrown onto the table this afternoon during the Community Maritime Park Associates’ Bylaws Committee special meeting. Members shied away from the bigger-deal changes, but did embrace an attendance policy. The Bylaws Committee approved an attendance policy for the CMPA [...]

Maritime Park mismanaged, not by CMPA, but by City

Maritime Park mismanaged, not by CMPA, but by City

The daily newspaper, Mayor Ashton Hayward and City Administrator Bill Reynolds want the public to believe the financial woes of the Maritime Park are solely the fault of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. They conveniently overlook the under-performance of the city’s [...]

Approving Beck and Eating B.S.

Approving Beck and Eating B.S.

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees voted today to forward a proposed lease agreement with Justin and Greg Beck for the park’s parcel one on to the Pensacola City Council. “We’re glad you’re here,” CMPA member John Merting told the Becks this afternoon. “We’re [...]

Parcel One and the Taxman

Parcel One and the Taxman

While members of the Community Maritime Park Associate’s Audit and Operations Committee forwarded a proposed lease with Beck Property Company to the main board, they did suggest making some changes. Primarily, they wanted a letter of credit from the property company. “Nothing but [...]

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