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Date: 2014-07-30 08:56:26
Subject: Private Island
Comments: If you outlaw access to your island by your own set of rules,then the State should cut off all State funding.
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2014-07-30 07:19:27
Subject: Gulf Front Park
Comments: I read with much chagrin the comment made by Bob Barron about removing the australian pines in Gulf Front Park before hurricane season. Are we really going to get into discussion again? The pines have been in the park much longer than any commissioner. We have all grown up with these whispering pines. I have never seen any damage to any nearby property near the park as a result of toppled branches or the trees themselves. These pines are as much a part of the beach as the sea oats and sea grapes that fill the park. I cannot believe that the city of Anna Maria would pay someone 00.00 to create a plan for their removal.
Name: Barb Pasuit
Date: 2014-07-28 10:32:14
Subject: Rental Signs
Comments: Why does our island have to be cluttered with rental signs? People who visit think at first glance that the whole island is up for sale until you tell them that they are rental signs. Prospective renters are using the web and can see just what the place looks like inside and out. You have to contact the rental agency anyway, you can't just walk up and knock on the door. Agents give out maps showing all their properties and where they are located so why the need to trash the island with signs. Which by the way become flying missiles during a hurricane. Does anyone agree we should ban these signs? I sure hope so.
Name: John Roelof
Date: 2014-07-27 15:38:06
Subject: Chris " spy cam "
Comments: What bothers you so much about being caught on camera? Any city you travel
In probably has you on camera fifty times.If this is bothersome to you I guess you will have to get use to it.
You are being watched by Satellite more than you realize.It time for a tinfoil
Date: 2014-07-27 11:04:13
Subject: Longboat Key privacy invasion
Comments: I did not know that every time I drive on Longboat key that my car is being photographed without my knowledge or consent, according to your July 23 edition. What are they doing with this information, how long is it held, and when is it deleted? Owners of the vehicles should be informed. The idea that 0,000 of tax payers funds for each community should be spent to fund this invasion of privacy is outrageous.