Sunday, October 21, 2018

Uninformed Accusations

Recent Letter to the Editor writer, Mr. Bill Harris, boldly stated that the City of Marco Island shows favoritism to city council candidates Swiacki, Richards and Young, by allowing them to place their campaign signs in the swales/right of way.

He asks, why would anyone vote for a candidate who has no regard for laws, suggests that the candidates may break laws if elected, and states the candidates are lacking in character. Mr. Harris’s questions and comments are not correct.

City of Marco Island Sign Ordinance 18-11 states that in residential districts, signs may be placed in the public right-of-way between 7 am and 6 pm, 60 days prior to an election and seven days after.

Rest easy Mr. Harris, you no longer need to be “deeply disturbed.” The City is not showing favoritism and the candidates are not breaking laws. It would be nice if you would inform your friends, apologize to the City, and apologize to the candidates for your uninformed, unkind, and incorrect accusations.

Ray Seward

Marco Island

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