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Reynolds on Grover.pdf

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Bill Reynolds
Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:27 PM
Ashton Hayward
FW: West FL Public Library fight
This is how Grover likes to play…
William H. Reynolds 
City Administrator
City of Pensacola
222 W Main St.
Pensacola FL 32502
For Non-Emergency Citizen Requests
Notice: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state and localofficials regarding government business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Youremail communications may be subject to public disclosure.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:48 AM
Grover C. Robinson
Bill Reynolds
Re: West FL Public Library fight
You miss the point completely!You contract for someone to put a new roof on. They put the roof on. Then you say you don't havethe money to pay. In the mean time you buy a condo (Molino Library). There are threesolutions. The roofer could sue you, - you renegotiate the contract price OR you get themoney. The roofer does not care if your aunt got sick or you had a car wreck or you bought a newcondo.
The roofer may not agree to a new contract price - if that is the case you go to plan B - findanother roofer or don't put the roof on. You don't blame the roofer because you are having moneyproblems or the folks down the street got a better price.
This is exactly what you are doing.It is none of your business how the City pays their employees or how it runs the rest of theiroperations. Your only interest is the "contract" and if it is administered per youragreement. Period.It is not the City's fault that the County agreed to the Formula or has not taken action to adjustit. A contract is a contract. The courts are full of cases where one party did not live up to acontract. I'm surprised that the City has not taken the County to court on this "breach ofcontract".
This is much bigger than a Library issue. It involves the whole matter of being good for your wordor in this case "contract". Take responsibly for your actions or lack of them. As an elected officialthis needs to be fixed from your end.
----- Original Message -----
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:43 PM
Re: West FL Public Library fight
 There is an old, arcane formula developed when governments had money and property valueswere increasing.As Bill says county quite agreeing to that formula in FYE 2008, a Formula based on checked out books. Most services provided now are for information access. People who go in and utilize thesystem but don't check out a book don't count. That makes no sense.Anyways the smoke and mirrors are Bill's comments. We reduce our giving by $165,000,quantifiable fact, but we are behind $500,000. This means library increased cost. The biggest of these is an unrealistic pension plan that will eventually eat all city services.The county is not interested in subsidizing the city for actions that are inconsistent with goodfiscal management. Bud, no matter how you slice it the county pays more than double into a

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