11/13/18 Attorney Morgan Bentley letter to County Attorney Alan Roddy stating deficiencies in public notices and errors in description.
11/6/18 Attorney Morgan Bentley requests continuance due to legislative/quasi-judicial issues
Siesta Promenade 11_6_18 request for continuance
10/18/18 Attorney Morgan Bentley has sent another letter to Alan Roddy, County Attorney regarding additional procedural errors that have been made in the filing and advertising of this application. He also reiterates the previous deficiencies outlined in his previous letters.
10/17/18 Transportation Manager, Paula Wiggins’ report of additional daily trips to the Stickney/41 intersection from the proposed Siesta Promenade development.
10/4/18 Attorney Morgan Bentley letter(s) in regard to the hotel (transient accommodations) filed improperly
Please see the below 2 letters from Morgan Bentley, Esq. in which he addresses the Critical Area Plan (CAP), a potential violation of due process, as well as other pertinent points regarding the Siesta Promenade application. The issue of due process is being raised, as the Planning Department has indicated that they will recommend the public be limited to three minutes IN TOTAL to cover 4 issues that under normal circumstances would have 5 minutes for each item. The reason stated was that the application would be heard in an expeditious manner.
It is an affront to the public to push through the hearing, just so staff and the County Commission will not have to stay late and listen to all the public wishes to express.
There has been NO RESPONSE to Mr. Bentley’s letters.
In today’s Herald Tribune, there is an article regarding the City Commission and the Lido Pavilion hearing. Due to the fact that they don’t want to disenfranchise the public, and want to hear ALL their concerns, the hearing will be moved to a larger venue and will take place on a Saturday. In addition, there is currently a suit against the County by Grand Lakes, listing due process violation as one of their complaints (see attached, page 6).
Siesta Promenade, 9_17_18 attorney letter to SRQ County
Press release by Benderson Development. Our rebuttal, also.