Stop Our City dishonesty

August 10, 2006

screamingThe FAQ section of the Stop Our City website is 55 pages long. Not once do these “honorable men”  who want to

“bring Pensacola taxpayers a full explanation regarding the proposed construction of a baseball stadium, conference center, archeological research center, maritime museum and public park on the City of Pensacola-owned Trillium property”

ever mention that the Community Maritime Park Associates is a non-profit corporation.

Charlie & Marty, how is that a full explanation?

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5 Responses to “Stop Our City dishonesty”

  1. Jackc Says:

    That’s right. If it is a non profit then there is no tax increment for replenishing the CRA trust fund.

    That is how it is supposed to work. Projects fund future projects by creaing incremental fianancing.

  2. Can't wait till Sept 5th Says:

    on the privately developed portions there will be an increment on the buildings. and although the dirt is still city owned and not subject to taxes, that is replaced with a sub-lease on the dirt at fair market value.

  3. Charles King Says:

    CITY NOT DISHONEST-JUST DEVIOUS!
    Mr. Studer now pays his associated employees $??.?? per hour. Per Reggie Dogan’s last editorial all employees of the Maritime Park will make $11.00 per hour or more. This was promised by Mr. Studer!
    If Mr. Studer paid his losing ball players enough to live in public housing, maybe they would not solicit free housing from residents.
    If Mr. Studer did in truth state that all salaries would be $11.00 per hour or more, do you believe this?
    VERIFY FOR YOURSELF JUST WHAT IS PROPOSED TO BE YOUR FREE BEACH, WATERFRONT AND PARKING ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED PARK!!!!!

  4. Chuck Presti Says:

    Everyone, including SOC, has a right to their opinion, even if their ideas and messages may be misleading and hurtful. It is up to us as individuals not to be take in by erroneous information.

    Sitting back and making a short assessment of SOC is a little scary, mostly because it is in our own back yard. The individual of SOC appear to use many forms of propaganda:

    1. Appeal to fear: Appeals to fear seek to build support by instilling fear in the general population.
    2. Argumentum ad nauseam: Uses tireless repetition. An idea once repeated enough times, is taken as the truth.
    3. Black-and-White fallacy: Presenting only two choices, with the product or idea being propagated as the better choice.
    4. Common man: The “plain folks” or “common man” approach attempts to convince the audience that the propagandist’s positions reflect the common sense of the people. It is designed to win the confidence of the audience by communicating in the common manner and style of the target audience.

    From my vantage point, I believe Pensacola could seriously benefit from an additional Political Action Committee whose main objective is to Save Our City from Save Our City.

  5. can't wat til sept. 6th Says:

    amen chuck! sign me up 4 soc f soc!

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