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The case for Universal Medicare

The case for Universal Medicare

You might ask why neither Democrat or Republican Congressmen appear the least interested in a universal single-payer healthcare system, as exists in all the other developed countries.

August 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Why is the town allowing any commercial tourism exploitation of town/taxpayer/resident land and facilities? Why is the town altering the social fabric of unincorporated neighborhoods without extensive outreach to affected residents?

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Too tall buildings on Longboat Key…

Too tall buildings on Longboat Key…

I am opposed to passing town ordinances that may open the gates to developers, who will buy out older condominium owners and build massive towers along the west side of the island, and market them as commercial tourism rental properties.

August 1, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

More for less

More for less

I believe Longboat Key taxpayers would be better served by a full time town attorney.

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Going green on Longboat Key

Going green on Longboat Key

Our community can effortlessly, and quickly, transform our island into a truly GREEN community. I like those bragging rights.

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Headed south

Headed south

Why, with fifteen thousand property owners do we have a commission composed of a majority of seats occupied by unopposed or appointed residents and two seats occupied by ex-commissioners on their second six year election cycle?

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process

Fixing the Longboat Key electorial process

The current system does promote a sort of distributed representation across the community.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

The 11,000 Unit Elephant at the Edge of Town

There is no way to halt the march of time and development. Even though Longboat is built-out, we can see that huge development is possible just off both ends of the Longboat Key.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Circular reasoning, the commission and canal dredging

Circular reasoning, the commission and canal dredging

I believe that, like neighborhood undergrounding, the town should ask the voters what they feel is fair for sharing of costs for canal dredging.

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The future of rental property on Longboat Key

The town is faced with a difficult code enforcement situation, resulting in very few actions.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »