Following the dollars

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM.

Is the St. Joe Company aware of this project?

Is its engaged partner, the Bank of Montreal?

Is Eastern Shipbuilding Group?

If the answer to any one of those questions is no, county commissioners have a potential problem on their hands because there is a lot invested, by a number of parties including the BOCC, to bringing ESG to Gulf County.

Any action that impacts that project negatively is an issue.

A real kicker is the lack of transparency and accountability involved.

The BOCC created two positions without the remotest of Request for Qualifications or Proposals, without any true idea of how much it would cost taxpayers.

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