For the past three months, we have seen letters to the editor and viewpoints from C. C. Elebash and his boys telling us that City of Pensacola would never get any financing for the Community Maritime Park and that Maritime Museum would never be built.
Like a Gene Valentino press release, Elebash and the other naysayers couldn’t be more wrong. If the CMPA board approves the proposal, the University of West Florida’s Maritime Museum project would get $13.4 million from a U.S. Treasury program called New Market Tax Credits.
This means construction of the museum could begin before or at the same time as the stadium.
Of course, I am sure Elebash, Fairchild and others will send letters to editor admitting that they were wrong.