Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Big Meeting May 4 for Long Bar Pointe: 1:30 PM

13-story high rises here?

Long Bar Pointe
By a vote of 3-2 the Manatee County Planning Commission barely recommended approval for Aqua by the Bay on Thursday, but commissioners had many doubts.
The best thing you can do now is write a letter to the editor. The Bradenton Herald and Sarasota Herald-Tribune reach thousands of people in Manatee County.
The easiest way is to go to their websites.
Bradenton Herald: Go to Full Menu/Opinion/Submit a Letter. Herald-Tribune: Go to the bottom of the Home page and click Letter to the Editor under Submissions.
Almost 200 people have emailed commissioners objecting to the project.
If you haven't written yet, you have until May 4, when the County Commission meets.  Please write to Commission Chair Betsy Benac at

Our petition has more than 1,200 signatures.  Thanks to all who signed.  You can add your name at:

The big meeting is May 4 at the County Commission, which will have final say.  If you can attend the meeting, please do. A big turnout matters, especially if you speak.

Carlos Beruff
If you want to speak, sign up for a speaker card outside the commission chambers.  If you speak as an individual, you get three minutes.

If you speak for an organization with five or more members, you get 10 minutes.  You need to bring a letter signed by an officer of the organization.

The meeting will be held at 1:30 pm in the County Commission building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Thank you for helping save Manatee County's last great place.

Stuart Smith - for Manatee/Sarasota Sierra Club & Suncoast Waterkeeper 

PS - If you are an officer in a conservation or civic organization, please pass this email along to your membership.

The Herald-Tribune weighs in on Long Bar Pointe.

1 comment:

  1. Carlos Beruff is suing me now, and i do not even have $5,000 - but he wants a $1,000,000.00 Million dollars. Carlos Beruff is suing me because, as some of you know, I publicly objected to him building homes on a known toxic landfill, I really could care less about him and his company, I was only trying to save lives and inform the government of previous testing and testimony. Beruff totally made up a case, and said that i had contacted 2 of his buyers. Then when the court asked him to produce the buyers or contracts, he just did not - now a motion to compel is on the docket.

    Facts are here:

    The story is in the link - links, pictures, testimony and the court record information - look and be shocked.

    I may be able to do an interview with you, when I spoke with Lee from the Sarasota Tribune, the story was told but never aired.

    Thank you
    my cell is 941-321-3282
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