Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Trust & Honesty

Dear Residents, After learning about the candidates, I believe those who will best serve the residents are HONNECKER, PETRICCA AND SWIACKI.? After learning their agendas and speaking with them, I believe they are the most honest and trustworthy. After explaining problems that residents face, they have shown the most support.? Trust and honesty are my main objective. Karen Salvi Marco ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: All Time Low for Local Politics

Dear Fellow Citizens, The state of local politics on this island has reached an all time low. We have self appointed judges who, based on their own criteria and unsolicited opinions, unfoundedly evaluate a citizen’s constitutional position and circulate their vicious self serving opinion to others. As a result, unquestioning citizens are emailing these negative opinions to others as if it ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: ENOUGH!

The recent political T-shirt statement directed towards Councilor Petricca is juvenile, mean spirited, and pathetic. It is Councilor Petricca who is the victim of this disgusting act. I am very disappointed that Howard Reed, a man who studied “Divinity,” would state that this T-shirt depiction “suggests that only three people stood to gain from the actions of the persons who ... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MIPO ENDORSEMENT

Two important parts of the City Council’s Mission is “to uphold the upscale residential community atmosphere” and “to provide for the safety and welfare of its residents”. In the opinion of the Marco Island Property Owners (MIPO) Board of Directors, we need a City Council that is focused on maintaining our residential community atmosphere, our safety, and our quality of ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Change

I know a certain amount of puffery exists in many resume’s and CV’s, but the longer Councilor Honecker is in politics, the more his past accomplishments grow. Reading ‘Getting to know Marco Island City Council Candidates, Part 2’, I find it curious, since I was on most all submarines on their Alpha, Bravo and Charlie trials as well as during ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Fact Check

I read a letter to the editor written by Adam Urban concerning my being “disingenuous to the taxpayers of Marco Island”. I did not vote for the Roll Back Rate because it would have defeated the purpose of the current implemented BucketBudget System. To avoid Bonding for Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) in the in the future, additional revenue must be ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Letter from City Council Candidate Grifoni

When I announced my campaign 5 months ago, I set out to be a positive voice, focusing on the issues that matter to our citizens. I pledged to fight for every vote, and not ignore anyone in the process. I said I was going to run the most active and involved campaign for City Council because the people of Marco ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: A Fresh Start

We have eight candidates running for four seats and after living here for 2 1/2 yrs I feel a change is needed in the way city council is run. As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant; I still live by the core values instilled in me by the Air Force. Integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do. ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Vote Grifoni

Most would agree that our country is facing serious challenges that has left our nation polarized and divided. While it is easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged, I encourage my fellow Marco Islanders to look to our own local community and ensure that we are electing the right people in leadership here at home that will help put us on ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: A Man of Action

During election season, you hear a lot of nice claims and you hear blistering accusations. You hear promises, diatribes and grand standing. Sometimes, it is difficult to know who to believe because everyone puts their best face forward during election season. As a resident of Marco Island, I believe we need a change on the city council. We need someone ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: City Council Election

I have lived on Marco Island full time for the past 26 years and in the same house for the past 21 years. My two children were born and raised on Marco Island. They attended the local schools and participated in the many clubs and activities Marco Island has to offer. My husband and I have also worked full time ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: This Election

Dear Fellow Citizens, The state of local politics on this island has reached an all time low.   We have self appointed judges who, based on their own criteria and unsolicited opinions, unfoundedly evaluate a citizen’s constitutional position and circulate their vicious self serving opinion to others.  As a result, unquestioning citizens are emailing these negative opinions to others as if it was ... Read More »

City Council Election: Monica L Pierce

As an informed and concerned resident of Marco Island, I have been doing my research on the candidates for City Council and have been very impressed with some of the candidates that are running this year. Jared Grifoni especially stands out. I first met Jared at the Glory of the Grape event at CJs in June. I spoke with him ... Read More »

Countdown to Election Day — Tuesday, November 8, 2016: Stevie Prettyman

As Election Day draws near, fewer than 40 days away, I would urge everyone to take a close look at our candidates for our Marco Island City Council. On Tuesday, November 8th residents will have the opportunity to send a strong signal to the current leaders of Marco Island about the need for change. This election year affords us the privilege of ... Read More »

Public/Private Partnership: Amadeo Petricca

At last night’s forum (Thursday, 09/29/2016) held at the Rose Hall Museum Auditorium, there was a discussion concerning the City finally being involved in a Public/Private Partnership with businesses on Marco Island. The first Public/Private Partnership in the City began in 2013, whereby the City allowed the businesses abutting Herb Savage Way alley to develop the swales for additional parking. ... Read More »

City Council Election: Kristina Pruyn

I have lived on Marco Island full time for the past 26 years and in the same house for the past 21 years. My two children were born and raised on Marco Island. They attended the local schools and participated in the many clubs and activities Marco Island has to offer. My husband and I have also worked full time ... Read More »

City Council Election: Adam Urban

It seems disingenuous for Amadeo Petricca to claim to be for taxpayers when he refused to vote for the roll-back millage rate the last two years. The roll-back rate would have kept tax revenue constant. Instead, Amadeo Petricca voted to raise collected ad valorem tax revenue for FY2016 and FY2017 by approximately 2.3 million dollars! He also claims to be ... Read More »

It’s Official

It is official, the architect of the STRP, John Arceri, is back into Marco politics, circulating an endorsement sheet for two republicans, one libertarian, and a democrat for City Council. The last time Mr. Arceri ran a slate of four, they completed the sewer system that has buried the City of Marco Island into 100’s millions of dollars of debt. ... Read More »

Amadeo Petricca’s Accomplishments and Positions

There have been numerous statements made maligning the current City Councilors. Supporters of some candidates would like to elect likeminded candidates to improve council performance. I believe in individually minded councilors who are honest, ethical, and factual and who will and do the right thing for all the residents of Marco Island. As a City Councilor I would like to ... Read More »