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Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

The Town of Longboat Key revealed to Longboat Key News the names of near 150 Longboat Key residents, business owners and interested parties who will be included in an all day interview session.

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Longboat Key Letters – February 2012

Longboat Key Letters – February 2012

Updated Feb. 29, 2012. I wanted to thank Harold G. Piercy for his informative letter on the dogs on the beach issue. I was shocked, shocked to learn that we were even considering allowing animals onto our pristine shores. I would go even further than Harold, and remind all of us that there are actually birds, hundreds of them, which fly over our beaches and (ugh, I actually am shuddering) that they deposit bird guano when they are there. You can betcha that I walked a good deal out of my way to avoid those nasty defecators.

February 3, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Citizen Gadfly

Citizen Gadfly

To keep Longboat Key a quality community requires the residents’ involvement. The town has been blessed with volunteers who have been hugely successful in their business life and who have offered their services gratis to help make the town what it is today.

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Effort by Duncan, Brenner to be applauded

Effort by Duncan, Brenner to be applauded

Commissioners Jack Duncan and Dave Brenner should be applauded along with the many other residents, board members and staffers who fashioned a Vision Plan and mission statement for Longboat Key

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Things are seldom what they seem

Things are seldom what they seem

Marshall McLuhan said that the medium is the message. If that is the case, than the media on Longboat Key are pushing out what may be a very wrong message

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »

‘Faux Sure’

‘Faux Sure’

‘Faux Sure’ is a mixed-use of languages for sure. It is meant to point to the predicament the community finds itself in, where a small group of powerful people have hijacked the town government and are telling us we need to greatly expand development on Longboat Key

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

DCA finds no Bayfront Park changes necessary

DCA finds no Bayfront Park changes necessary

The Department of Community Affairs State Land Planning Agency completed its review of Longboat’s Comprehensive Plan amendment for Bayfront Park, which was passed Aug. 10 by the Longboat Key Town Commission, and found no changes in the amendment will be challenged. 
The amendments change the Future Land Use Map to make specific properties next to […]

September 17, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

What’s the plan?

What’s the plan?

There is a lot of talk around Town Hall about planning and a vision for the future of the town. The P&Z Board seems to be holding a contest to see who can express it in 40 words or less. Maybe that sounds like a plan, but it doesn’t to me

September 16, 2011 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »