The anti-Community Maritime Park are 0-3 on proving their wild allegations – really they’re lies, but I’m trying to be nice.
Federal Judge Lacey Collier was not appointed and controlled by Quint Studer. Judge Collier was appointed by the Martime Museum board to replace the late Vince Whibbs, Sr. Studer resigned from the CMPA board in October 2006 and named Katie White as his replacement.
Federal Judge Lacey Collier did not squeeze Quint Studer for a contribution for the Westage Snoezelan Center. Quint and Rishy Studer contributed $200,000 to the center in February 2005, nearly 18 months before Lacey Collier was appointed to the board. The donation, which is the largest single private donation to the center, was after Rishy Studer toured the facility with Bill Greenhut.
Quint Studer will not be reimbursed by the City of Pensacola for $600,000-$800,000 he spent to pass the referendum on the park. The agreement between the City and the CMPA says that the City will reimburse the CMPA for certain expenses. Studer paid for the expenses, not CMPA. He can not and has not asked to have those expenses reimbursed by the City. In fact, the actual expenses to pass the referendum – signs, mailouts, political action committee, etc – were paid by the political action committee, Friends of the Waterfront Park.
0-3 —It must really hurt these naysayers for them to have their “facts” being dispelled so easily. No one ever questions them in their caves…..or on pnj.com.