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Posts Tagged ‘Save Our City’

How did Marty & Charlie try to defeat the park in 2006?

While working on another a project, I came across the mailer that Marty Donovan, Charlie Fairchild and Save Our City mailed out before the 2006 referendum - See it here. Their misrepresentations of the facts failed to defeat the Maritime Park. In 2006 - they overstated how much the city was [...]

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

The year was 2005. Pensacola had finished a series of town hall meetings on a proposed community maritime park. Charlie Fairchild, C.C. Elebash and Marty Donovan were working behind the scenes to defeat the project. I actually interviewed Fairchild in July 2005 about the project ("Save Our City," [...]

Donovan/Nobles petition update

It appears Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles are pursing their petition drive against the maritime park. Anne B. Bennett just dropped off a letter in support of Donovan and Nobles' effort. In the letter, Bennett says that petition supporters can call Marty's office and request a petition card or go by [...]

CMP 101

The blog has grown beyond Northwest Florida. We are approaching a million page views a month. Some of the new readers have been drawn here because of The Daily Beast and my coverage of the BP oil disaster. Others have been attracted by my investigations into the Billings murders. When I cover [...]

Charles Fairchild, secret partner with Donovan & Nobles

I acquired these emails from Save Our City & No Boss Mayor co-founder Charlie Fairchild to an out-of-town web designer. Looks like Charlie, Marty and Jack have been scheming hard while the rest of us have been fighting for this community. So sad---those guys can't stand being out of the limelight. [...]

More buzz: Eagan fallout

The word we're getting off the record from city officials is that the effective fallout of the petition drive is that the City Council must postpone the bond issue for 60 days. The delay is going to put the Florida New Market Tax Credits ($2 million) at risk at the very least. Dick Barker is [...]

Once upon a time…

There was a time that Charlie Fairchild, the new head of the PAC against the proposed charter, regularly attacked city government....He labeled it "City Hall" so as to include city staff and the city council. He is quite a prolific letter and viewpoint writer to the daily newspaper. Here are some [...]


Save Our City founder Charles Fairchild is back and is appears to be once again out to derail the Community Maritime Park. His new group is called Citizens for Constitutional Integrity, Inc. They are sponsoring a seminar in January. Citizens for Constitutional Integrity, Inc. P.O. Box [...]

Readers Digest used to fight CMP

The latest "fact" being used to fight the stadium at the Community Maritime Park is this quote from Allen Sanderson, University of Chicago economist that was in a article in Reader’s Digest August 2005: If you want to inject money into the local economy, it would be better to drop it from a [...]

Council bound to build CMP

When the Community Maritime Park referendum was forced on the City by Councilman Marty Donovan and Save Our City, all parties agreed to stand by the results of the vote. I remember interviewing Quint Studer the weekend before the vote on September 5, 2006. He already had his concession speech [...]

PNj misses the point on CMP

The Pensacola News Journal ran another negative story on the Community Maritime Park. The information is fairly accurate, but they overlook how responsible Save Our City and Councilman Marty Donovan are for the increases in costs. They delayed the overall process for two years by forcing the [...]

Elebash has history against Studer, Park

Elebash has history against Studer, Park

Retired UWF professor C.C. Elebash, who wrote a viewpoint yesterday calling for the City to not build the baseball park, has a long history of opposing the multi-use stadium and Pensacola Pelican owner and Studer Group CEO Quint Studer. In 2006, we requested Pensacola City Councilman Marty [...]

Save Our City lives

Save Our City lives

C.C. Elebash, retired UWF professor and the economic guru for the group formerly known as Save Our City, hasn't given up his fight to stop a baseball park being built at the Community Maritime Park. During the months leading up to the Sept 2006 referendum vote, the Independent News and this blog [...]

IN YOUR FACE – Best Year Ever

What were the three top events of 2006? Click here for Talking Points video

Sam Hall joins blogosphere

Sam Hall joins blogosphere

The Link is Pensacola Underdog. Hall (Candidate for PNS City Council) was part of the Stop Our City brain trust. He also spoke strongly against the CRA prior to waterfront park vote....strangely it's no longer on his campaign flyers or his blog. Earlier Blog posts on Hall: Donovan [...]

Gulf1.com: What about the economy?

Gulf1.com: What about the economy?

Good old William Cobb continues to wage his battle against the waterfront park and City Hall on Gulf1.com. Here's his latest tome: What about the economy? by William T. Cobb Now that the "Maritime Park,” as envisioned by CMPA, will probably become a reality, despite the many, many [...]

CRA does pay its expenses

During the Community Maritime Park debate, Stop Our City supporters argued that the rest of the city had to pay for services in the CRA district. Today the Pensacola City Council/CRA Board will vote on increasing what it pays for police protection and other services. Council members will decide [...]

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