Economist Dr. Hank Fishkind presented his analysis of why Lakewood Ranch should incorporate to a crowd of about 300 people Tuesday night.
Despite public criticism, Fishkind defended his analysis that incorporation is both feasible and sustainable and the quality of his work.
“If I was evil, stupid and fraudulent, I really wouldn’t be in business for 35 years,” Fishkind said.
Members of the Community Coalition, the newly formed advocacy group for incorporation, will soon begin meeting in groups with residents to discuss Fishkind’s findings in more detail, among other things, members said.
For videos of Tom Thomaides, chairman of the Incorporation Study Committee, from Tuesday's presentation, scroll down.
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