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Siesta Key Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2012 5 years ago

Letters to the Editor


+ Shame on Sarasota
Dear Editor:

What a shame that the people who purchased condos at the Dolphin Towers cannot live in their homes. One has to wonder how this building passed the city of Sarasota inspections, and why aren’t the condo owners going after the builder/developer as well as the city of Sarasota?

Granted, Sarasota invested more than $1 million in the defunct parking-meter program and has made a big issue out of maintaining the “Surrender” statue, so it is doubtful that they can assist these people with financial help. By the way, did you know that this is the third time that Sarasota has spent taxpayer money for parking meters?

It is surprising to many residents that Sarasota thinks of the city as full of “arts and culture,” but the Planning Committee seems to continue making “bad choices.”

I agree with Sarasota City Commissioner Shannon Snyder in that we ought to have the meters taken to the skeet club and let everyone who hated them shoot ’em up with slugs.

And, that Duncan Solutions of Milwaukee charged $10,000 apiece for the meters and will only reimburse $1,000: Shame on them. And shame on Sarasota for making such a big mistake, not once, but three times.
Kareen Miller
Siesta Key

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