The op-ed article by Mayor Cereceda was excellent and timely.
I would like to echo her comments from the perspective of the LPA which spent a full day hearing for first time the Margaritaville proposal and the public comment. Most telling for me was the testimony of Bill Spikowski, who as you know, authored our Comprehensive Plan. I think his testimony helped greatly to allay the concerns of the community and address the key question: Is the proposal consistent with the Comp Plan. That question was at the heart of LPA considerations. He stated unambiguously that it was and the LPA agreed. By the hearings end it became clear that we were not (to paraphrase Hemingway) a town of broad beaches and narrow minds. Thanks.
Fort Myers Beach