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Look forward for the good of the entire community, not behind

Letter to the Editor

February 7, 2018
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Look forward for the good of the entire community, not behind

To the Editor:

As a frequent volunteer for events on the island, I hear one common question: "When are they going to do something with that mess at the base of the bridge?" Most business and residents are here to say the time is now! As badly as a small set of residents would like it to be, this island will never be back in the 70's, the 80's or the 90's ever again. So, we owe it to ourselves and this beautiful place we call home to look forward and begin investing in the future of Fort Myers Beach.

TPI-FMB has put together a very comprehensive plan that complies with all the items the town has asked for. If you haven't looked at the plan yet, get out and get educated on the details! TPI has addressed traffic, they have addressed density and they have addressed aesthetics. This organization has invested heavily as a corporate citizen on Fort Myers Beach for several years already, with virtually no return or support from the town. And yet, they look forward to investing more. Investing in community pride of a space that is no longer blighted and run down. Investing in visitor experiences that families will remember for a lifetime. And investing in our local islanders by creating a lot of jobs with an organization that will be employee owned. Imagine how an opportunity like that can change the lives for many of our islanders and their families!

Now is the time for our town to make the responsible choice, and begin working with TPI-FMB to make this a reality. It's time to move forward for the good of the entire community instead of looking behind for a few. Let's clean up this mess and start investing in the future of Fort Myers Beach.

Megan Zelenak

Fort Myers Beach

 
 

 

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