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As a former employee of the Marco Island Marriott, I used to go from 80 hours a week in season, down to 20 hours if I was lucky out of season. I then had to worry about losing my medical benefits for me and my family, so I would pick up shifts and get work from local businesses. This helped pay my mortgage and my bills. Therefore,I am all for the expansion if it will provide a consistent income for many. Why the extra 300 parking spaces? Marco Island Marriott employs over 700 people add to that the guests, when large groups come in, they need the extra parking. As for the obstruction of the view. All the 1 story houses already have their views restricted with the large solid brick wall that is already there in the parking lot. Marco Island is a tourist hotspot, whether the permanent residents and seasonal residents like it or not. It is time for Marco Island to grow and with the expansion of the Marco Island Marriott this will help. Everybody who now resides on the island was probably a tourist at one point or did we all forget that?
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