Citizen Bob Olson’s ardent public pleas along with his recent City Council masterful presentation opposing Marriott’s latest expansively garish and ever-so-intrusive convention site deserve every citizen’s immediate and aggressive support.
This includes our all-too-frequently delusional City Council which, today, seems oblivious to Marriott’s latest attempt to destroy Marco Island’s residential exceptionalism on Florida’s platinum coast.
Why are our Councilors and their planning advisors and bureaucrats so casual about this most critical issue facing our community now? Whose values are being served by our mute and befuddled city officials as we citizens witness paid advocates with big bucks beating their patronizing “worldly-Marriott-convention-center” drums and “build-commercial-sites-everywhere” cymbals?
Is the pending Marriot expansion just another done deal modeled after our recent septic tank destruction debacle, potable water distribution fiasco, street paving nonsense, Collier Boulevard’s million-dollar-a-mile transition into a model urban speedway and other costly and notably unnecessary boondoggles of the last 10 years without any public referendums?
Now is the time for all citizens to contact (by phone, U. S. mail and/or email, Twitter, YouTube, et al) each City Council member and our community’s activists to support Olson’s views and/or are unanimously supported by recent community-wide polls.