Another Florida City With A Controlled Growth Success Story
In response to the article on Stuart, Florida posted on this site a reader/journalist sent me some information on another Florida city determined to control growth.
In February, 2008 reporter Kristen Reed of the Orlando Sentinel wrote about Lake Helen, Florida which, she said is, "Known for its Victorian homes and quaint atmosphere, this city of 2,800 is doing what many others won't or can't -- staying small." >
The city is limiting development and its population.
Posted By Ed Martin at 9:29 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Election Day, Tuesday, May 6.
I have been asked about the two issues on the ballot, Tuesday. I find them of interest as a citizen of Sarasota County and Venice.
The first deals with land use outside the County's "urban service boundary"--for the most part I-75. A coalition of citizens, developers, etc. have crafted this compromise amendment which, essentially, calls for a unanimous county commission vote to make changes in land use toward more density east of the urban density area.
Posted By Ed Martin at 11:28 AM in Category:Inside Venice
Stuart, Florida--Lauded for its characteristics--very much what we must save in Venice.
Most people reading this site do not need to learn the lesson that Stuart, Florida, provides for Venice--they already expressed that view. But there are some readers, or perhaps friends of readers that might like to see a successful model like that City Council is projecting for Venice.
In "HAVENS," a feature of the New York Times, Charles Passy writes on Stuart. His article is headlined, "A Town Loved for What It Is---and Isn't."
"When local residents talk about the lure of
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directly to this article publisheed in the The New York Times
Posted By Ed Martin at 4:54 PM in Category:Inside Venice
New Jazz Club Events
Go to the Jazz Corner for upcoming Jazz Club events.
Posted By emartin at 10:06 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Upcoming Jazz Club of Sarasota Events
Our JAZZ AT TWO series continues at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, with The Carol Ettman Quartet. The concert will be held in the Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Admission $8; $4 for Jazz Club members. The April 25 concert will feature The Tony Benade Quintet.
JAZZ AT TWO SUNDAYS AT THE GLENRIDGE, Sunday, April 20, 2 – 4 p.m. with The Al Hixon Group. The Jazz Club of Sarasota and The Glenridge Performing Arts Center continues the third Sundays concer
Posted By ed martin at 10:04 PM in Category:Jazz Corner
Government Officials Working Too Much!
Mayor Had Contact With Guiness
There is a new first--people are complaining about government officials working too much! It is unprecedented!
Of course the people complaining are some people, including a few government officials and land use attorneys, that are not used to having much discussion about issues important to the people and council members asking questions.
Actually the facts are not as impressive as some of the discussion. Only a few me
Posted By Ed Martin at 10:02 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Comp Plan Offers Opportunity for Growth, Mix of Housing and Commercial Use. Misinformation addressed
The council finished its careful review of 26 areas of the city, ranging from the central historical district to undeveloped lands east of I -75. A summary of a group of the actions taken compared with the earlier plan was discussed in a public meeting Thursday evening at 5 p.m.
I learned last week that some people had been painting Venice and its government as "no growth" and that word had spread outside the city. The source was from a development interested source which was co
Posted By Ed Martin at 10:38 PM in Category:Inside Venice