Council tells under 40s: Forget about CMPA

upset The Pensacola City Council at its Committee of the Whole meeting today named its finalists for the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees:

Rhett Anderson – former city councilman (didn’t make the cut)

Juanita Scott – black community leader – campaign manager for Friends for a Waterfront Park.

Dr. Jimmy Jones – Doctor, Fiesta of Five Flags leader

John Merting – Maritime attorney


No one under 40 years old, even though that group was critical in passing the referendum. Black community may have four reps if Scott is appointed – which is great – they were big supporters of the park, too.

However, the group that will benefit from it the most – under 40s – has only one true representative Katie White.