So, is this Council so bad after all? YES!!
Bill Harris, Marco Island
Marco’s Council doesn’t understand the firestorm they started with their rental ordinance. It’s only being refueled at each meeting. The Rental Ordinance they fight tooth and nail is only the catalyst; only part of the problem. The real, underlying issue is that our Council refuses to do what the electors want. They ignore the general population, instead pandering to the special interest groups.
The 9/09/2015 Council meeting was further evidence that a 4-person Council majority, and the City Attorney, will disregard our City Charter to further their own goals.
The citizens are fed up! We’re tired of their bungling through Council meetings, like Keystone Kops. Sick of selective enforcement. Ticked off with rules that only apply to some, but not all.
And, it’s time to force Joe Batte out. He refuses to step down; preferring instead to drag our City through the mud with him. And his earlier printed “apology” was just like Hilary Clinton’s – more an insult and “I’ll continue doing what I want” than any remorse. Not even offering “his side” to the allegations. So they must be 100% true.
Councilors – LISTEN! That rumble you hear is the stampede that’s headed for you. The ‘good ole boy’ atmosphere has got to go.
Marco CAN be a great place to live, but ONLY if our leaders make it so.
If this group of leaders refuses to act honestly, fairly, and with integrity, we’ll replace them with a group that will.