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Rebirth of Whitney Beach Plaza

Rebirth of Whitney Beach Plaza

Renovation has transformed the 35,000 square foot structure into viable space that is not only attracting interest, but also bringing tangible leases and commitments.

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

It’s getting curiouser and curiouser

It’s getting curiouser and curiouser

This Town Commission, recently strengthened in its own opinion of self worth, looks like one which does not care to operate in a City Manager Form of Government.

May 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Civility and the Commission

Civility and the Commission

Unfortunately, as soon the subject was introduced, Commissioner Lynn Larson erupted, screeching like a wounded banshee. Violating the rule against personal attacks (and with St. Denis conveniently not there to explain or defend himself), she loudly accused him of enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers and of being paid far more than he was worth.

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board clears conflict

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board clears conflict

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com At last month’s commission workshop, Vice Mayor David Brenner inquired to Town Attorney David Persson whether there would be a conflict of interest if he served on the Board of Directors of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Town Attorney Persson’s associate Maggie Mooney-Portale responded in a letter dated Feb. […]

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

Brenner helps fuel attorney search effort

Brenner helps fuel attorney search effort

In the wake of Town Attorney David Persson resigning from his post, Vice Mayor David Brenner communicated with Sarasota Attorney Cathy Giliberti regarding the opportunity with the Town of Longboat Key.

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

The P&Z Board, the Longboat Commission and the Real World

The P&Z Board, the Longboat Commission and the Real World

The current varsity got you to the toilet bowl, Longboat Key should be in the Super Bowl.

December 5, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

The Commission should hang their heads

The Commission should hang their heads

Bob White and his group, IPOC, should be congratulated although I think they should also sue the town to get their money back.

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Election — the not so big one

Election — the not so big one

As the coming months unfold and the budget process evolves there may be one or more referendum questions to appear before the voters. This possibility of more debate is even better.

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Now is the time for strong leadership

Now is the time for strong leadership

One would hope this Commission is strong enough to want a representative democracy and not a can of sardines neatly tucking in the same direction.

July 14, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Upset over biz tax dollars loss

Upset over biz tax dollars loss

From my perspective this is a terrible piece of legislation and works against home rule. It takes away from the principal of home rule.

July 7, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »