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Here’s The Scoop … “Groundhog Day” … The 2011 Redevelopment Implementation Plan …

April 7, 2011 by Barbara

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Dear Readers …below is the power point presented at the Tuesday night Commission Town Workshop presented by RMA who were hired by the Town Manager under her $15,000 dollar limit … As Comm. Sasser rightly pointed out we have mounting costs to find the costs to redevelop …Vice Mayor Dodd asked the Town Manager if the second item on the agenda to approve an A1A study by The University of Miami et al was the last study for $18,000 …He received what I considered a rather curious response that the TM did not think the A1A study was a study and yes she thought it would be the last one…Huh?… Comm. Sasser continued with his concerns as he pointed out included in the  report from RMA there was a running   series of recommendations for even more studies and consultants in order to move a total redevelopment of LBTS forward…. Are these two the only ones up on the dais questioning the cost and the scope of what was originally directed to be a simple revision of the 2005 Master Plan? …How in the world will the Commissioners/Mayor running for re-election counter fiscally responsible opponents if they are saddled by the time the voters come to cast their ballots in 2012 with approximately $200-250,000 in consultant fees and studies to do what has come before those same voters in the past and not welcomed …. keeping in mind it appears at this juncture those same voters are likely to look to see no tangible changes in town in the year leading up to that election? … This writer thinks as I previously posted, those same Commissioners will have dodged a political bullet with the millage being kept at 3.99 and BSO most likely coming in well under the projections put forth prior to the last election and talk of a Town police force to avoid the astronomical price tag touted …This budget buster of costs may be the catalyst for a new slew of candidates to throw their hats in the ring and give these current elected officials a run for their money…pun intended …. Details and commentary will be posted on the meeting itself soon and can be watched firsthand on the Town’s website … As a backer ….taxpayer and a voter …this jump back to pre- 2006 and total redevelopment with parking garages etc… is not what I thought was on their political agendas… during the election and after….

http://lbts.granicus.com /ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

As you read this …(also shown on the video of the meeting/on Town website special meetings) …ask yourselves once again…what do you want for the next 10 years? …Groundhog Day comes to my mind big time after watching the workshop …

Power point jpgs below …… if it’s too hard to read go to link above and watch the video…

More to come….

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