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Cell tower rules back on agenda

Cell tower rules back on agenda

The Longboat Key town commission will consider a revised telecommunications ordinance that in fact eliminates all reference to cell towers.

June 16, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town to hear $8.3 million wireless plan

Town to hear $8.3 million wireless plan

The Wireless Work Group says that with an area of about 4.5 square miles, Longboat Key “can more easily and cost effectively Wi-Fi the entire island than almost any other community in the region.”

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Change does matter — Mark 2

Change does matter — Mark 2

Make no mistake, all elected government, partisan and non-partisan, is political.

November 25, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Commission finally sends strong signal it works for community, not cell tower shills

Longboat Commission finally sends strong signal it works for community, not cell tower shills

The worst moment of the worst nightmare is when you try and wake yourself up and you cannot. For some reason the dream will not release you.

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Commission says ‘no’ to cell towers

Longboat Key Commission says ‘no’ to cell towers

‘The community says the preferred solution is not a tower, the ULI said to avoid a tower, I would like to see towers removed from this ordinance.’

November 16, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town ready to debate cell tower policy

Town ready to debate cell tower policy

The rules that will be replaced if the ordinance is adopted have been in place for years and allow towers only in Institutionally-zoned properties with a collapse zone of 200 feet.

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The sublime and critical beauty of Longboat politics

The sublime and critical beauty of Longboat politics

And guess what? I can make that argument via my cell phone from every inch of every street on Longboat Key. But no matter, if politics were pure, Macbeth, his wife and Brutus would all be cavorting in heaven.

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Cell towers — the forbidden subject

Cell towers — the forbidden subject

Perhaps there isn’t really much interest on the part of the electorate. There certainly is on the part of a few Commissioners.

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Commission to vote on cell tower rules change

Commission to vote on cell tower rules change

If approved, the threshold a tower developer would have to meet will be lowered.

October 7, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Pinocchio knows what’s best for Longboat Key

Pinocchio knows what’s best for Longboat Key

Just like the search for the weapons of mass destruction, there is not a single foot of pavement on Longboat Key where my Iphone lost reception.

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »