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  • Mr. Grande is a little man. Only little men would make such prima donna and unnecessary statements and go as far as to send people over to a PUBLIC LIBRARY - FREE AND OPEN TO ALL by the way - to 'measure and count homeless people' (how ridiculous and pittyful is that???) Only little men, in mindset would be occupying their time with issues small as these. Let's ask Mr.Grande to do something productive for once. I've been to the library many times and have never witnessed any the malicious acts described by little Mr.Grande. Get a life, get a grip, leave the people alone - we don't need sherif Grande to police the library and the park for that matter. What's next? He won't like the unruly kids? the people in walkers? the red hairs? the left handed people to come in?? is he going to count them and report them too ? shame on you Mr.Little
  • Christine woodland
    Wed 5th Oct 2011
    at 4:50pm
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  • phil grande,s opinions and views on the homless situation are rather cunfusing. But first lets get some facts cleared up. There is presently no one congengrating on the library steps. And in a way its rather sad to see. When I moved here 4 years ago the library step, the benches in the park across the street and the retaining wall was fill with people sitting around. Yes there were some homless, but the rest were just a mixture of all the people from Sarasota, and visitors.It was a warm and pleasant feeling. Almost like a college campus..Well tye library is an institutinn of knowledge..........Then some people complained about homless people. and the idiots who run the city and all of them by the way live in gated communities and have no concept of the wonderful dynamics that make downtown so intersting, had the benches removed the wall torn, ordered the police to harass anyone sitting or smoking anywhere the library. Well they got thier wish. Now the park the library area is a ghost like wasteland that even the visitors from the US and Europe avoid..........
    Sarasota had the reputation as being one mean city when it came to homless people.....What a joke....Every homeless and poor family knows that Sarasota is one city filled with generous people who give their time and money to help people.....There is a saying among the homless "You,ll never go hungry in Sarasota" So Mr Grand just where are you coming from. I believe you are actually just trying to make trouble for the poor. David Cantrell
  • david cantrell
    Wed 5th Oct 2011
    at 11:03am
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  • I wonder if I was counted as a vagrant the last time I visited the library? I admit my wardrobe is not high fashion.
  • Pete Theisen
    Thu 29th Sep 2011
    at 1:49pm
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