As I stated last week at the Committee of the Whole meeting, and as I discussed here, I am bringing forward a request on tomorrow's regular meeting agenda to do two things.
1.) Authorize staff to move forward with obtaining an independent financial analysis of the Arena and Field-House proposal and
2.) Seek board approval of an initial Letter Of Intent to move forward with the project in order to signal to Triumph Gulf Coast that the BCC is interested in this project and willing to move forward under the right conditions and subject to certain contingencies.
The well-written agreement, which fully protects the county's position while treating PADP fairly and clearly articulating to Triumph that Escambia County is truly interested in the $25 Million Dollar "Ask" we have submitted to that body--is below. It is time to fish or cut bait.
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