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How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

It is a classic legislative bait and switch. Voters were sold the idea of allowing the reconstruction of an existing building. But now, 10 years later, the push is to forever make all of the existing units “conforming” in new zoning districts and then set new redevelopment parameters.

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

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 26, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 26, 2017

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Quick update on Undergrounding To: Town Commission · Our contractors have [...]

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry

Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry

“Mr. Mayor, I think you are totally out of order. This has not been noticed,” said Spoll.

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 19, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 19, 2017

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Visitors with lights most likely cause for sea turtle disorientations To: [...]

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

Longboat narrowly averts planning disaster

It is the low density, the reduced size and scale of the island that makes Longboat unique and a tranquil oasis in a state that generally assumes the position of ladorsis when developers approach.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 12, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 12, 2017

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Don’t be swayed To: Editor A quick scan of the letters [...]

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to soon manage without Dave Bullock

Longboat to soon manage without Dave Bullock

“There is no better place I’ve run across where residents are as smart, rationally informed and care so much about where they live.”

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town tables major land-use rules

Town tables major land-use rules

“I’m not sure we’ve thought through the ramifications,” said Commissioner Randy Clair.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 5, 2017

Longboat Key Letters – Week ending May 5, 2017

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Ordinance 2016-32 To: Mayor Terry Gans If you offer developers the [...]

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Letters, Top Box | Read More »

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

New Longboat rules to affect Colony, building heights and rebuild rights

The stakes could not be higher. The future look of the island, the evolution of property values and the protection of development rights all intersect.

May 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »