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Date: 2013-12-11 22:13:43
Subject: 'The Commission moved to continue the subject until the mayor can find out what Hagen and PAR want.' really??
Comments: Very well said Mr McMullen. The city found the million to purchase the lots. I suggest the commissioners hand PAR (0k over 4 years?) and Mr Hagen back their donations with strings attached and raise the money to to do what is right for the site and benefits the residents of AM who vastly outnumber the commercial interests.
I would be absolutely delighted if Mr Aubrey means what he says and no longer does any work for the city. After all it was his parking plan, adopted by the City, that took away parking requirements for the commercial premises on Pine Avenue and look what a mess that has left us with.
I seriously hope the Mayor and commissioners find their backbone (although isn't it too late to undo all the damage done over the last five years?) and do not ask PAR and Hagen what they want.
Name: Gary McMullen
Date: 2013-12-11 07:01:54
Subject: Lots on Pine
Comments: I have a word for donations with conditions. It is called BRIBERY. We were promised that the lots would not be used for parking when they were purchased. Now the special interests (Chiles, Hagen) are trying to circumvent the residents will again. Kudos to the commissioners that voted to stop that. Shame on the others. Keep your integrity. Once you compromise it, it is gone.
Name: David J. Skjonsby
Date: 2013-12-07 14:28:14
Subject: Flora and Fauna
Comments: Would like to see more pieces on turtles, dolphins and whales by Cindy Lane. And what's up with the Pilot whales beaching themselves in FL?
The welfare of these creatures is a
good indication of the state of health of this planet.
Name: Sandra degan
Date: 2013-12-07 04:56:29
Comments: Our condo is across the street from the Gulf I. Holmes
Beach. We have just installed 2 new lanterns on the front gate. I am wondering if the lights are too bright for the Turtle Watch??
Name: Larry Zimmer, M.D.
Date: 2013-12-05 06:20:15
Comments: When the city purchased the vacant lot across from the pier for 2.5 million or so we were promised it would not be used for parking. So much for that. I do agree that public restrooms are needed in that area partly to take some load off the pier. But how long will it take the city to recoup the 2.5 million from the added business brought to the area by the parking ? Several life times I suspect. Since most of us that own property can't vote you can see why we might be upset by how things go here. Idiocy never left here.