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Feb 17, 2013
 

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The CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) has given John E. Pilcher and his sister Caroline Pilcher Johnson $10,000 to help pay for the removal of the unsightly trailers that are on Beck Ave!
The artical in the News Herald never mentioned John E Pilchers name and omitted from Caroline Pilchers Johnson's name and lead you to believe the owner was good enough to approuch the city being fully aware that the trailer park was an eye-sore but needed financial help with cleaning it up.
For those of you who may not know who John E Pilcher is, he is the gentleman who sat on our city commission for 17 years and now is head of the board of directors on the Panama City Airport!
This property in question is/was a business collecting rent for many years, code enforcement has never once written them up for having un safe structures and now that Beck Ave is becoming a hot spot for business the property would be better off cleared and ready to sell or re-use, with thanks to the CRA giving the 'Pilchers'(who can well afford the cost) money for a job that should have been done anyway as a responsable business owner.
Is this fair? Could the $10,000 been used on a project that would have benifited more than a city official?
Panamaed

Kendall Park, NJ

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Feb 18, 2013
 
NOW THAT IS A COMMENT I CAN COMMEND YOU FOR....NOT FLUFFY!!!

THANK YOU!

Pilcher also owns where White Western Mens Club meets, too...AND THE WHITE WESTERN MENS CLUB RUNS PANAMA CITY. WHAT THEY DECIDE EACH THIRD THURSDAY NIGHT.....HAPPENS FRIDAY MORNING!

My comments are being censored by Halifax Media's Panama City News Herald editor Michael Cazalas.

I posted this info on the article.
Panamaed

Kendall Park, NJ

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Feb 18, 2013
 
If you do some background on the CRA you will see who is behind it and why they set up this pseudo governmental entity to skirt the Florida Sunshine Laws and enable them to steal taxpayer monies at will.

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Feb 18, 2013
 
Panamaed wrote:
NOW THAT IS A COMMENT I CAN COMMEND YOU FOR....NOT FLUFFY!!!
THANK YOU!
Pilcher also owns where White Western Mens Club meets, too...AND THE WHITE WESTERN MENS CLUB RUNS PANAMA CITY. WHAT THEY DECIDE EACH THIRD THURSDAY NIGHT.....HAPPENS FRIDAY MORNING!
My comments are being censored by Halifax Media's Panama City News Herald editor Michael Cazalas.
I posted this info on the article.
That is too funny! I do have 'Fluffy Free' moments and am glad we can agree on something here.
The article in the News Herald was an absolute disgrace to journalists who actually believe in writing bias pieces that are of public and political interest.
John E Pilcher was one of the city commissioners who created the CRA in 2006, this is a conflict of interest and as we all know that money is now gone, in his pocket, to pay for the clearing of land at a business that is still generating money!
CRA's mission statement claims to spend improve, blighted areas, vacant land and blaa, blaa, blaa, not poorly maintained rental property that is owned by the CRA creator!
I plan to address this matter further, I understand that money is now gone however when the land is sold or re-built the funds need to be repaid back to the CRA.
I was also wondering if Code Enforcements citations are available to the public? If so where would I find them?

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Feb 18, 2013
 
And.......where are the residents going to move too? They were given 8 weeks notice with the last month being rent free! Please don't act like your doing them a favor when Panama City has fallen below par every year when compared to the federal standard of affordable housing numbers in this area. The chances of them finding new homes in the same neighborhood that are of similar price range is slim to none. I understand it is not the landlords responsibility to concern themselves with that problem but they are part of the community too and are moving to better improve the area which is a sacrifice many of us will never have to do.
David W Harbin Panamaed

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#6
Feb 18, 2013
 
This is just more in a pattern of Racketeering Activities being protected by the Media and in this case Halifax Media's Panama City News Herald Editor Michael Cazalas who blatantly lies to try to cover up for these MOBSTERS!

You can clearly see it in his comments and how he is also covering up for the CABANA SCAM, too: http://www.newsherald.com/news/business/beck-...

WHATEVER THE 12 MEMBERS DECIDE AT THE WHITE WESTERN MEN'S CLUB EACH THIRD THURSDAY NIGHT.....HAPPENS FRIDAY MORNING!!!

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Not a conflict of interest, it is FLAT OUT STEALING of tax dollars and will be reported to law enforcement!

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Feb 21, 2013
 
MAD-DOG wrote:
Not a conflict of interest, it is FLAT OUT STEALING of tax dollars and will be reported to law enforcement!
It really upset me when I read about this money being awarded to Mr Pilcher which lead to research more into what he CRA is about, it's policies, laws etc and was horrified to discover that it clearly states in the Florida statutes 163.367 that no member of a city board, or public official etc, etc can receive money from a CRA! Mr Pilcher is vice chairman of the airport board, he was a city commissioner for 17 years, he and his family have ample of money to afford the clean up themselves and in case he tries to pretend it is owned by his sister, the above stated law also says no family members can receive this money.
I then discover the CRA gave the owner of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant $32,000!!!~!!!!!! because he needs help to clean up his crappy motel that he hasn't payed taxes on in 2 years and was at one point repossessed by the bank!!!!!!!
What makes my blood boil the most is no longer the money, they'll do as they please with money no matter what anyone says but it's the fact the the 2 crappiest looking places on Beck Ave are owned by two wealthy prominent, and one being a city official, public figures of our community! It is a slap in the face to all who live in St. Andrews and all the other business owners and basically an insult to all of our intelligence! I am contacting the CRA, I would like their logic behind the two payments made in a space of three weeks and then I will report their actions to the Federal Government because this crap is going to end.
Panamaed

Mobile, AL

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Feb 22, 2013
 

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But Halifax Media's Panama City News Herald editor Mike Cazalas tried to justify it by saying we didn't speak out......YET HE CENSORS OUR DAM COMMENTS!
THIS IS ANOTHER CLEAR PATTERN OF ONGOING RACKETEERING ACTIVITIES ON BEHALF OF THE "RACKETEERING ENTERPRISE!"

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Feb 22, 2013
 
Flat out Stealing, the more you look, the more you find and the News Herald should be reporting these crimes!
David W Harbin Panamaed

Mobile, AL

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Feb 22, 2013
 
Unindicted Co-Conspirators they are!

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Feb 23, 2013
 
March 4th is the next CRA meeting. I intend to go to these meeting from now on, not to bash their efforts but to represent the community. The application for Pilcher's $10,000 wasn't even on the meetings agenda! It was placed on the desk of the commissioners at the beginning of the meeting, the application was submitted to the CRA 24 hours earlier! Not enough time to check into the claim, no waiting list in St. Andrews grant procedure like Downtown CRA have to follow and the money went to someone who financially could afford themselves! I understand that sometimes money is tied up and if this was the case we could have loaned Pilcher the money on the condition when the property is sold we could use that money for another project while fixing his ugly eyesore at the same time! Am I the only one who can see this OBVIOUS solution to their issue!?
Panamaed

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#13
Feb 25, 2013
 
The solution is appoint an independent Special Prosecutor and Grand Jury with investigative and subpoena powers and let them FOLLOW THE MONEY TO THESE MOBSTERS AND THEIR COHARTS IN CRIME!
PLEASE CALL ME TO TESTIFY....
Good ole boy

Ellenwood, GA

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#14
Feb 25, 2013
 
The solution is to get scum like little miss havid darbin to take their medicine and go back to the looney farm where they belong and off of our streets

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