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I can assure you, the future for these publicly owned lands is still in the danger zone. Commissioner Maio has hired an outside firm to help develop the parcel where the temporary fire station is located. In my opinion, outsourcing for this type of direction illustrates the complete lack of Commissioner Maio's interest in hearing suggestions from the public; this outsourcing also showcases Mr. Maio's rather limited view on how the Celery Fields "Quads" are a future gold mine for the county if they are properly developed or not developed and used solely for eco-tourism. Once again, the county will waste thousands if not 100s of thousands of dollars for outsourcing when the county could be taking its lead for FREE from the people who live in Sarasota.
Please email the Commissioners if you cannot attend the 4/25 meeting, the agenda is not out yet but the meeting begins at 9 a.m., we will try to update you as we get closer to 4/25.
-- Adrien Lucas