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Date: 2015-11-28 13:51:14
Subject: Rental Ordinance
Comments: he "new" ordinance is all good and fine along with the "new" Magistrate's System that was initiated in 2013. Where are the minutes? Where are the fines" Where are the tickets? Who is enforcing the codes? Is it code enforcement or the police department. When Chief Kenny, Lt. Damato and Sergeant Dangler were in there it got done, without all this rigaramole. Anybody bother to read chapter 509 before all this was done?
Name: Jack Brennan
Date: 2015-11-17 17:20:44
Subject: Comments section
Comments: To the Fields:
You are brave to add this section to your website. I applaud you both. Not what I read tonight, though. Freedom of the Press and Speech are important in a "free" society.
As a publisher in a past life, I leave it as you're brave. Slainte
Date: 2015-11-11 05:44:40
Subject: Jeff, Fly-by-Night Politicians, and the Losing Battle
Comments: Hey Jeff, have you ever heard of a dictionary? As beautiful as AMI is... aesthetically, it's ugly to it's core concerning leadership and representation. There's a joke around every corner. Each "city" doing it's best on a week to week basis to outfielders the other two in ridiculous headlines and efforts. I'm so glad to be away from that lunatic asylum, but it is fun to watch these absurdities from afar. I got news for each and every one of you... In 20 years, maybe 10, most of the dissenters to the tourism will be gone. You know what will still be there then? I'm sure the vacation rental industry will be alive and well. Old Florida? That's gone people and it ain't coming back. Give it a rest. Go for the blue plate special at Morrisons. Go play Bingo. Get yourselves right with God. You've already lost and ya'll will never, ever win. Don't believe me? Pick a card! What a joke!
Date: 2015-11-11 03:49:30
Subject: Hotel/Lodge - Mainsail
Comments: AGAIN, I AM ASKING....WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN A LODGE AND A HOTEL? IF HOTELS ARE NOT PERMITTED, WHY IS A LODGE PERMITTED?
Name: Eva of the Avenues
Date: 2015-11-11 03:22:57
Comments: So it's already underway before Mayor-Elect Shearon is even sworn into office. Attempting to create negative spin by trying to delegitimatize the process by which the State of Florida uses to break ties. Bradenton Beach would do well to liken itself to Mayberry. I am quite sure corruption did not exist in Mayberry. All one would have to do is look at was has been allowed to occur over the last two years to make judgement on that characterization. In the words of Bud Miller ( Jack if you prefer)" We don't need any depressive little pirates around here." Get over the results. Best of luck again to Mayor-Elect Shearon and First Lady Martin. It is clear you have your work cut out for you.