"Most of us voted for Mitt.. Maybe we should also send letters to Mitt expressing our opposition to the expansion?"
I did not. I am a fan of GREAT President Barack Obama. The best of the best!
The Marriott expansion is one of four big ticket items that need to be decided by the citizens - AT REFERENDUM ! We should not allow Rick Medwedeff or our infamous City Council and Planning Board ram these projects down our throats and treat us as if they don't work for us. They do work for us and are accountable to us. The other projects are the Smokehouse Bay Bridge, the Community Center and the "expansion" of the Fire Station. All these items will cost the taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars. Let's demand referendums for all four. Note: referendums in the August primaries are FREE! Another note - eight (8) separate complaints have been filed with the state ethics committee due to the illegal and improper resolutions enacted by this City Council and our (ex) Interim City Manager. When will our city government pay attention and start doing things in the proper manner?...
Update: the city of Marco Island is now offering the Marriott presentation to the public free of charge.
Is this a proper advertizing format for private hotel or industry to sell a renovation/expansion proposal on a city website?
I may be a bit mixed in the head, but I believe the Marriott should use the press or private advertizing venues to promote its sales presentation.
Otherwise, every renovation on this island should be allowed to "advertize" on the city website. Business owners can really get into bed with the city!
I think the city should approve the expansion for corporate meetings and meetings like them and specifically exclude Trade Shows.
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