Commission votes to dissolve PSJRA board

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

He continued that there was a socioeconomic gap between those who would contact he and Thursbay and those who would communicate with Buzzett and Magidson on issues.

“I think the board has a done a great job, but I do have a problem with our not being the board,” Patterson said.

Thursbay emphasized he wanted to dissolve the board, not “get rid of Gail”, though he later said he objected to Alsobrook’s salary, comparing her pay as a hourly contract worker to the county grant writer’s salary and benefits package, as well as the PSJRA budget.

Magidson said it seemed the “sore point” for Thursbay was Alsobrook’s salary.

Buzzett said the Gulf County Tourist Development Council was a non-elected body with a budget several times that of the PSJRA.

Magidson and board member Aaron Farnsley said the agency has been able to leverage its funding into millions of dollars to improve the aesthetics and infrastructure downtown.

Farnsley said two major items on the night’s agenda, including the badly-needed sidewalk project along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and lights for Langston Drive were happening through the efforts of the PSJRA.

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