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Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

Council to discuss removal of CMPA board members

The Pensacola City Council has a long day next Monday. They will hold a Community Redevelopment Agency meeting, Agenda Review and a workshop on the report that was given to them over six months ago by its task force that made recommendations on how the city should help its homeless population. [...]

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Mayor says separation of CMPA executive director a mutual decision

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward appeared this morning on the "Morning Show" on News Talk 1370 WCOA. Jim Sanborn, co-host of the show, asked the mayor if Ed Spears, the CMPA executive director since 2006, was fired or did he resign. The mayor said, "I think it was a mutual agreement where we both [...]

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

We received this email from the mayor's office. Rather than hold a press conference, Mayor Hayward prefers communicating through press releases. Once again, he vouched for CBRE. I'm not sure where the criticism of the real estate company is coming from, but apparently he is getting pushback on [...]

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering | Rick's Blog Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie? | Rick's Blog City attorney nomination derailed | Rick's Blog Unexpected career moves | Rick's Blog Fountain and Barker knew about CBRE success fee arrangement months ago | [...]

PS Podcast: CMPA wins appeals case against former master developer

PS Podcast: CMPA wins appeals case against former master developer

While the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Ashton Hayward debate with to do with its listing agent for the Community Maritime Park, the CMPA won a victory in appeals court in the case involving its former developer, Maritime Park Development Partners, LLC. MPDP was suing to get its remaining [...]

PS Podcast: Spencer wants to reduce size of CMPA board

PS Podcast: Spencer wants to reduce size of CMPA board

On Pensacola Speaks, Councilman Brian Spencer talks about the issues with the CMPA board and suggests it may be time to reduce its size to seven or eight members. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 8: ‘An opportunity to discuss an opportunity’

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 8: ‘An opportunity to discuss an opportunity’

Tamara Fountain, the city's chief operations officer, sent out a email late yesterday afternoon in response to the daily newspaper's report on the CBRE new fee structure at the Maritime Park: “CBRE issued an RFP on September 23, 2015. The Chair of the CMPA Board of Trustees and the Mayor were not [...]

Catching CMP javelin, Part 7: Executive director replaced with two persons

Catching CMP javelin, Part 7:  Executive director replaced with two persons

The daily newspaper is reporting today that former CMPA Executive Director Ed Spears has been replaced with two persons - Mandy Bills and Erick Wortendyke. Bills will handle administrative duties, Wortendyke maintenance. It's unclear whether the mayor's office will take bigger role in [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 6: Reeves on CBRE

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 6: Reeves on CBRE

The chairman of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees told Inweekly that the board did not have any knowledge of the new fee structure for its real estate broker until the presentation on Wednesday. "We were handed three documents, one of which had the new fee arrangement," [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 5: Spears separates

The fallout of the CBRE Bait & Switch appears to be Ed Spears, the executive director of the Community Maritime Park, leaving the city of Pensacola. The PNJ reports that City COO Tamara Fountain saying the Spears "did separate from the city" yesterday. What's next? Will the RFP be [...]

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 4: CMPA was made aware of new CBRE fee structure last November

Catching the CMP javelin, Part 4:  CMPA was made aware of new CBRE fee structure last November

Let's add one more wrinkle to this convoluted mess. The CMPA board knew about the new fee structure for CBRE that was set forth in the RFP as early as November 2014, according to attorney Scott Remington. Remington, who represents the Studer Community Investments, wrote the CMPA board a response [...]

CBRE: CMPA did not want to keep catching the javelin

CBRE: CMPA did not want to keep catching the javelin

Jim Reeves, chairman of the CMPA Board of Trustees, emailed Inweekly after reading the "CBRE Bait & Switch" post. He reminded me that it was the mayor who insisted CBRE be hired. He called the MOU a desperate attempt by CBRE to keep their contract with the city. “Their listing with the City [...]

CBRE Bait and Switch

CBRE Bait and Switch

Yesterday, CBRE presented its draft of the Memorandum of Understanding that would make Miami-developer MCM-BAP the master developer of the remaining parcels of the Community Maritime Park. CBRE has changed its commission on the deal. The city contract has the real estate broker getting a [...]

CMPA approves 99-year lease for proposal hotel and luxury apartments

CMPA approves 99-year lease for proposal hotel and luxury apartments

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees approved yesterday an lease agreement for a new master developer who promises to investment $65 million into the waterfront park across from Pensacola City Hall. Miami-based developers MCM-BAP said they will build on Parcel 4, which is [...]

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