Wednesday, March 01, 2006

BOA Meeting 3/1/06

It was standing room only as the Winter Texans and the surfers descended upon the convention centre to hear what Doyle Wells had to say about the Isla Blanca Park plan. Nothing really new here and anyway you can read it in the papers tomorrow.

As the board tried to move on to the next agenda item, the big crowd made a prolonged and noisy mass exodus. I guess they figured the rest of the agenda items would just sort of sort themselves out. I wonder about that. If you are already there, why not stick around and see what other mischief might be afoot? It seems like all you have to do to look concerned is put on a t-shirt and show up for a few minutes to grumble about your pet issue.

The Mayor Pro Tem appeared to be in a mighty hurry to get somewhere else and didn't give folks much of a chance to speak their minds. I waited quite patiently with my hand up to address the beach walkover at Sapphire issue - as a member of the beach and dune task force who had voted to making a recommendation that the BOA was about to ignore, I felt I had a right to participate -- but I was completely ignored.

Makes me wonder why we spend our time participating in the town committees if the BOA is going to just run roughshod over our recommendations. I have better ways to spend my time, I reckon.

Maybe all those people who left early are smarter than me, after all.

4 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

I would like to learn more about the Sapphire issue you speak of ... what's the straight skinny there?

11:35 AM  
Blogger Brian Mikiten said...

It appears that Mr. Wells is in charge of more than I thought! I just read the meeting notes and the investment on his part must be quite significant. I'd love to see more disclosure on what people own - especially those involved in government on the island. Is this printed somewhere?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

FYI, Sam Wells of Oleander Street is not related in any way, shape, form or fashion to Wells Real Estate folks, Doyle Wells, or similar Islanders with that last name excepting my lovely wife.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian,
try:
http://www.cameroncad.org/search_namenew.htm

With any name you choose to inquire about for a list of property ownership in cameron county... keep in mind that many rental properties are owned by 'formed for the purpose' partnerships/corporations/groups/etc.... for example a propterty requesting a zoning variance (the Palms) on tomorrows Board of adjustments and appeals meeting did not show up under either of the two owners names that i know.
Still, i have found it very useful, you can also search by address, useful in such situations as trying to find the owner of a particular property.

cheers,
fred
(new blogger program, don't feel like setting up a new account at the moment)

9:11 PM  

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