William Goetz about 2 years ago

Provide the ordinance in pdf format so citizens can make suggestions or ask questions relevant to a specific part of the ordinance. Make it like a wikipedia page. Or crowdsource it. The smartest person always works somewhere else - another city, company, university, etc. Make use of that expertise.

I propose you kill this proposed ordinance.

By the way. I hate this forum. Find something more user friendly.

  1. Publicize it. The last entry was a year ago. Right now the neighborhood site does more business. Maybe link it to the main page. 2. Provide substantive feedback to each suggestion or comment as quickly as possible. Right now, no one knows if anyone in the city even reads this stuff. 3. Make it the major site for HOAs and other organizations to present suggestions to the city. Again, provide feedback, and link to the main page. 4. Promote it as a crowdsourcing site to solve well-defined, specific city problems. The smartest person is always employed somewhere else. Sarasota crowdsourced a water-use ordinance. Even DARPA crowdsources. 5. Encourage employees to provide suggestions on city operations. 6. Offer a reward for the best suggestion of the year. 7. Offer a substantive monetary reward for any suggestion that is implemented and saves the city money. Particularly if it comes from an employee. 8. So, Lee, what do you think?

Howard Sims about 2 years ago

I've never had a problem with flooding in my yard. Nor has the road in front of my house ever flooded. I think this is a bad change and I am completely against it. It will ruin my view of the water.

The site is being phished. Cheong, Schmidt, Tate, and Lyng all link to a site selling "papers", such as term papers. Nothing to do with the city. No one has commented on this site in over a year. I keep getting notices by email that there are comments, but they are only phishes. I received 21 successive emails of noreply@... Please confirm and advise.

Don Wilkin about 2 years ago

Funding provided via local, state and federal dollars similar to the current beach renourishment projects being completed on privately owned residential and commercial properties.

William Goetz about 2 years ago

Anybody listening?

Your citizens should be outraged by a government that is so calloused they turn a charitable act into an illegal activity! If you want to clean up your town, start at the beginning --the less fortunate of your town! Do everyone a favor and take care of your community! And if you can't, don't bother the ones that feel a moral obligation to do so.

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City citizens will never have equality until they have the same access to information, whether they are rich or poor. Learning doesn't end when the school bell rings. I learn more now than I ever have, and I've been out of school for over 50 years. All from the internet.

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It's a fact that a tree canopy reduces speeding. This prominent neighborhood thoroughfare is almost 5 miles long. And has a constant speeding problem. Moving the overhead utilities underground would allow for the planting of trees along the street, not only improving public safety but the appearance of the neighborhood and value of the homes..

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