Donovan emails: Elebash bashes
August 14, 2006
On December 21, 2005, Elebash was preaching to Fairchild, Marty & Helene Donovan, Melanie Nichols and Sam Hall the message which he actually bolded: ballpark, Studer, referendum and a $100 million, 60-year project.
Elebash is really fixated on Studer. He had already written a viewpoint for a vote that’s months away….so much for an open, educated mind.
For Elebash this is about more than a waterfront park….sadly.
To: “Charles Fairchild”<Charles@FlaCPAs’com>
cc: <martydonovanrealty.com>;”Helene Donovan”
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:47PM
Subject: Petition for referendum
Charles: Sam Hall and I had a chat today. He asked me to contact some people for contributions, which I will do. You probably will have to depend on “grass roots” contributions, but some “angels” may emerge in the process.
Here are my views on the present situation
I) Save our City (SOC) should be focused on getting 8,000 signatures or whatever the goal is. Don’t worry about the referendum until you have the signatures. The referendum campaign will take care of itself after you get 8,000 signatures.
2) I hope you have a plan to commence collecting signatures the morning after Council approves the project, whether it be Jan. 12 or whenever. Don’t wait until Council act before you decide how you will collect the signatures. Be ready to go as soon as Council votes on the project. You want to achieve your goal as soon as possible.
3) Keep on stressing ballpark, Studer, referendum and a $l00 million, 60-year project. ($42 million bond issue,$40 million interest, $20 to $25 million in real estate, and a 60-year lease.)
Victory this time will be sweeter than last time. In 2003 we were just fighting City Hall. This time the adversary is a very wealthy man who has already spent $600,000 promoting the project and who has intimidated the Council.
Attached is a Viewpoint I plan to submit as soon as Council approves the project.
Thank you for all your god work, best wishes and good luck. — CC