Charlie just doesn’t get it
August 2, 2006
Stop Our City needs to realize that sending founder Charles Fairchild to other groups isn’t helping their cause of stopping the Community Maritime Park.
When Charlie visited the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2006 in March, he told the group of mainly young leaders that decisions on the city’s future were best left to its elders, who he claims have the necessary wisdom and experience to make the right decisions. LeaP voted 46-1 in favor of the park. The Buzz
At Tuesday night’s Art Council meeting, Fairchild told the board that “I cannot see any way that this park would benefit the arts.” Ignoring that the maritime museum will very much be part of the Arts & Culture scene and the park affords itself plenty of green space for public art. Also he went on to insult the artists in the group by saying “We all know artists are poor and they won’t be able to afford to live downtown.”