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Friday, March 31, 2017
Interesting topics and big votes....
Next Thursday's BCC meeting(s) will be interesting....There will be several big topics discussed and several important votes taken.
Add to this the fact that we will be one commissioner short (Doug Underhill will be away on temporary assignment with the Navy)--and the votes take on an additional, interesting dimension.
A 2-2 tie on any item means such item does not pass.
I discussed these issues as this morning's guest on Good Morning Pensacola. (you can listen here (part 1) and here (part 2).
So we have many topics we will be voting on this Thursday, three of which will be especially interesting:
# 1 Will the BCC allow the open container alcohol ban at the beach boardwalk sunset----or will the ban be extended for a year?
# 2 Will the BCC vote to "vacate" Rawson Lane, thereby allowing PCC to close that road off in order to build a large additional dorm facility?
# 3 Will the BCC agree with the planning board and allow for the change in Low-Density
Residential districts thereby permitting 60' minimum lot widths--a reduction from the current 70' lot width minimum?
I anticipate a vigorous discussion on these and other topics, complete with many speakers for the public forum.
Because I am the Vice-Chairman of the Board and because of Doug's absence, I will chair the meetings this Thursday.