Letter: One good turn deserves another
Let's have a concession for the people of Marco from the Marriott in exchange for their new expanded timeshare. Let's have 100 free parking spaces set aside across the street for users of the beach access next to the Royal Seafarer. They certainly have the spaces available.
This is a condition that should have been included in the PUD for the monstrous co-op they built next door.
Sam and Pam Shniper , Marco Island
Letter: Thanks for showing courtesy
Kudos to Sal Sciarrino. His filing of complaints with the State Attorney and the Collier Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit regarding Sunshine Law violations by city council members is good news for citizens advocating transparency in all things government.
Citizen Sciarrino's puckishness adds to the growing awareness of how the people's business has been conducted far from the eyes, ears and cognizance of public shareholders called citizens during the past several years.
Focusing on e-mail to and from councilors Ted Forcht and Charles Kiester, patriot Sciarrino shows, without animosity, the evils of citizens discussing city business through e-mails and not public meetings. Unlike previous allegations of Sunshine Law violations between ex-councilor John Arceri and present city council members and City Manager Bill Moss, politically correct Sciarrino's charges focus on citizen-to-Councilor-to citizen exchanges. Surely, in his "conspiracy theory" hyperbole, such exchanges rise to the level of sedition while the Arceri-Moss-City Council shadowy exchanges remain brilliant examples of proactive government excellence on behalf of Marco's commonweal (a.k.a. Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, developers and restaurant-lodging interests).
According to Minuteman Sciarrino, I must confess as a co-conspirator. Since the anti-sewer plurality of the city election of March, 2006, when Forcht and Kiester were elected to replace Arceri and Kelber, I have e-mailed them about many things. And, I do get e-mail responses from these fine people's representatives. I wish the rest of our city council and our City Hall bureaucrats were equally courteous.
Sayre Uhler , Marco Island