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Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development

Longboater fears traffic from new Manatee development

“The existing infrastructure is limited and can only take so much.“

July 18, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Long Bar Point map amendment withdrawn

Long Bar Point map amendment withdrawn

Manatee County officials today received a letter from Long Bar Point representatives stating they wish to withdraw the Comprehensive Map Amendment (PA1303), meaning it will not be considered for adoption by the Board of Manatee County Commissioners. Commissioners were scheduled to hold a Jan. 23, 2014 adoption public hearing to consider the privately initiated amendment […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

East, again

East, again

A trip around Florida is necessary to understand and appreciate our State.

December 16, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Avoid ‘cash register goals’

Avoid ‘cash register goals’

We have finite/limited land; only about four square miles. Added construction, added people, all must use the same and limited four square miles. Even in the course of events if construction does “go up” (yes, meant literally, and figuratively) we are in a “closed-in-space.”

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

A new look

A new look

The IPOC/Loeb Realty Partners decision gives the town the opportunity to retake control of their own destiny. The proposal by Loeb for a $400 million extravaganza of condos, hotels and a conference center was too much for a group of untrained community volunteers to assimilate so they just said ‘yes’ without considering the full extent of their folly.

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

IPOC wins standing argument

IPOC wins standing argument

The Islandside Property Owners Coalition gained a court victory Friday with Circuit Court Judge Charles Roberts’ ruling that the IPOC organization has the legal right and authority to ask a judge to overturn the town’s development order

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The ‘Zoning Board’

The ‘Zoning Board’

The ‘Zoning Board’ (formerly known as the Planning and Zoning Board) commenced Oct. 18 the deconstruction of Longboat Key, in concert with some Longboat Key commissioners who appear to instruct the Zoning Board as to what the Town Commission requires

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Your cell phone and Fixed-Mobile Convergence

Your cell phone and Fixed-Mobile Convergence

Much of the success of recent Apple products has been their elegant user interface making iPods, iPads and iPhones easy to use. Google Android has emulated the Apple approach with great success. Simplicity of use has proven to be a viable business model

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

You should know

You should know

You should know that your developer-friendly town government is rapidly trying to install tall cell towers up and down Longboat Key. The Planning and Zoning Board is discussing opening up all town property for tall cell towers in direct repudiation of cell tower codes put into place less than three years ago

October 7, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »