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Term limits imposed on P&Z board members

Term limits imposed on P&Z board members

‘I do not know how to say this diplomatically. I think it is an act of cowardice on the part of the commission to enact term limits.’

May 11, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tribute to Bob Diamant

Tribute to Bob Diamant

Longboat Key has lost one of the primary heroes of the Town.

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Who should approve LBK site plans?

Who should approve LBK site plans?

The Longboat Key Town Commission is looking to remove itself from one of its primary responsibilities: the approval of development site plans.

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Planning and Zoning recommends Hilton plan

Planning and Zoning recommends Hilton plan

Ocean Properties Ltd. Vice President Andy Berger made his presentation to the Planning and Zoning Board at its Tuesday meeting, hoping the board would approve the site-plan amendment for the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort. The site plan includes 85 units of the town’s 250 tourism unit pool as part of a $30 million renovation […]

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

Is tourism the answer?

Is tourism the answer?

It would not surprise me if the Hilton is just trying to get an increase in density in order to make it a more attractive sale.

December 10, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

Commission to appoint board members

Commission to appoint board members

The commission will determine who will serve on four seats of the town’s boards at its Monday, May 7 regular meeting.
There are six applicants for the Planning and Zoning Board’s three available seats.

May 5, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

The Bolshevists (the majority)

The Bolshevists (the majority)

The recent Longboat Key election, where a polarized community narrowly elected a candidate, has illuminated a basic problem confronting our community. Is it possible to perceive a clear mandate when there is no clear majority? The current commission claims to be the Bolshevists (the majority) and to have the overwhelming support of the community.

April 6, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Making sense of Town Commission myths

Making sense of Town Commission myths

Myth 1: that the commission can substantially change the major trends of the global real estate market.

March 17, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Election Day 2012

Election Day 2012

The decision before the voters is clear. Between the incumbent Vice Mayor David Brenner and his opponent, Ray Rajewski, there is a glaring clear difference: the former for unfettered expansion versus the latter’s belief in carefully coordinated maturation.

March 17, 2012 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

To the victor…

To the victor…

To “take back the commission” sounds like the beginnings of a power takeover. This takeover might just include the ‘spoils’ it gives out, maybe even to friends. You can decide.

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »