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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Next Steps on OLF 8: Separating Fact from Fiction...


The folks that believe every outlandish yarn they are told will fall for anything they are spoon fed.  Time for some fact checking....


Some folks on some Facebook chat sites are throwing out fiction as fact.  Certain individuals that honestly pay attention should know better...Others that have personal axes to grind with me deliberately indulge fantasies and conspiracy theories about what will happen next on the field.  Yawn.  One onlooker who has a fascination with spinning tales about me personally has engaged in a campaign of lies and smears about me, topped-off  with personal ad hominem attacks on my character.  It is sad that some stoop to this level.  When confronted with facts that dispute the lies, this individual devolves into the politics of personal destruction.......

But now these folks apparently want to feast on outlandish claims that are being made about what will be happening with OLF 8 now that the county owns this 636 acre parcel of land out in Beulah.

So here with this post I will separate the fact from the fiction, truth from reality.  Here are the next steps on what will actually be happening with respect to OLF 8---you can check the record for yourself and take what I am writing below to the bank!

1.  As I described in this blog post from November--the BCC voted unanimously to accept and embrace a compromise document that will guide the master planning process that will happen at OLF 8 before full-scale  development of this site occurs.  (Here is a direct link to that document)

2.  At the last BCC meeting, when the discussion of this property took place, the majority of the board (myself included) signaled that the prudent way forward once we acquire this property, is to do the master plan before we submit our final application to triumph for the jobs creation grant.  One commissioner signaled his preference to immediately "recapitalize" the "people's money" (i.e. sell the whole thing as fast as possible for as much as possible).  That commissioner is alone in this position so far as I can tell from the discussion.

3.  Navy Federal and County Officials are still negotiating this week the terms to outline NFCU's commitment to fund the Master Plan for the site, guided by the document the BCC voted to approve and all applicable state and local procurement regulations and laws.  It is appearing more and more likely that NFCU will, indeed, fund the master plan.

4.  Navy Federal's 100 acre portion of OLF 8 for which they have made an offer and in exchange for the creation of an additional 300 jobs and a market price---may occur before and outside of the master planning process for the rest of the 536 acres remaining on the field.

5.  Once a planner is selected, the master planning process will take place and be completed before decisions are made on how many acres of OLF 8 will be left for job creation.  Once the plan is complete and voted forward by the BCC and once  we know the answer to this question of how much of this field will be available for job creation per the master plan, staff will submit the revised final application to triumph--and development of the field as per the master plan will commence.

These are the FACTS.

Some fiction that has been put out:


---A Giant INDUSTRIAL park is going to be constructed on OLF 8 IMMEDIATELY!  (False)

---Jeff Bergosh will single-handedly stop the county from completing the master plan (False)

I voted for the compromise, I will stand by that vote.  Anyone that says otherwise is either lying deliberately or they are ignorant of the facts.....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great. Some could probably go get some screen shots to back this all up. As far as the comments harvested yesterday it needs to be known Cosson is not just an ordinary citizen, The Catfish King, and vicious blogger can be linked with a few simple clicks. Google his name and Pensacola. The absurdity of bought and paid for is wrong. I see you are calmly refuting issues and posting links. Good. Perhaps newcomers and the uninformed are not sure and fall to these simple comparisons but yes some one is either taking advantage or dense. The commissioner in ECW and the owner throw out false claims. So yes Underhill wants to sell it right away to Hemmer. Will they post this blog?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us informed. Cos son is a strange dude. He has an agenda. Maybe he’ll run for office, but I doubt it. He presents poorly. I think he’ll be sued for libel soon.

Jeff Bergosh said...

Anonymous--Yes this guy is a liar. He lied about me saying online that I "invited myself" on the Singapore trip to bring jobs to Pensacola. So I presented him with the truth online, the invitation I received from Executives from ST to come. Then the board voted to send me on the trip as chairman. But no, this guy doubled-down on the lie and retold it over and over, and then started adding personal insults as well. So I've never met the guy, he obviously does not like to be corrected with facts, and now that I disagree with his position of ripping the current name off the bridge he is attacking again. But his attacks are not based upon reason, facts, or my positions on issues. Nope, just weak personal insults. Those that do not have facts and that are losing rational arguments resort to personal attacks. That's what this guy does. And so far as I can tell he is not successful as a "journalist" his parody blog got blasted, his pulse site was shuttered, and I think when he worked at the city, he was shown the door and didn't last long. So now he just hangs around and hurls insults to those with whom he disagrees. It is really sad and I'm told from insiders at the city that he was a big, big "disappointment." Maybe that's what made him so angry and passive aggressive? Who knows and who cares.

Anonymous said...

A couple of observations about some of this. J’Aimee “Blackheart” Rogers, AKA Black J’Aimee, allows for lies about you on her blog. One is that you attack people. Wrong, as Trump says. Derick Cosson atrcked you. You hit back. So what. In school, Derick liked to eat a snack he invented. He combined peanut butter with clear Karo syrup added with milk and topped with whipped cream. So what? You told him to enjoy his dinner. So what? 4-1/3-2 underhill calls a citizen crazy and worse and Black J’AAimee ignores this and defends him. Huh? Black J’Aimee will work in PR in Hades when she gets there spinning how the Devil is really the bearer of light. Right? Doughnut Doug better be careful that he doesn’t get sued again for libel for saying unsupported things about constituents. Or else his wife is going to have to grovel before the commission about having to file bankruptcy again. Now that Doug’s back on his feet , did he voluntarily pay back those he owed money to before the bankruptcy? Huh? Legally required ? No. Morally correct? Only a combat vet would know. What does Black J’AAimee say about that? Huh? Marllette says your stealing from the community. Huh? He’s an oxygen thief stealing from the world. If it wasn’t for him and his carbon dioxide liberal exasperation’s, there would be no global warming. Keep fighting. Fight the power.

Anonymous said...

Some one told me to go to a site called Marens Blog biz and use the search engine and search that guys name that called you a clown. He has some what of a rap sheet. She did some public record request that he was behind defamation of those fire chiefs, serious allegations toward him. Any one pitting you against him trying to make YOU look bad needs to wake up and smell the coffee. He is has several AKA and one is Catfish King plus AD man.