Venice’s many attractions have drawn the interest of Public Broadcast Service (PBS) for a television special, “Venice Florida: Moving Forward by Looking Back.”
The message of the program, produced by Emmy Award winner Spencer Briggs, is tied to Venice’s original plan developed by John Nolen and how Venice City Council is using that vision to plan for the city’s future.
The program will be premiered this month by the Venice Area Historical Society. It will then be aired
News and Notes From Venice City Hall, April 20, 2010
Comp Plan: The City’s Comprehensive Plan will be presented to Council at the April 27th meeting. Final approval to submit the plan to Florida’s Department of Community Resources will be considered.
The plan is designed to assure that Venice stays a beautiful and pleasant City which will continue to attract visitors and residents. It avoids too-tall buildings, excessive density with concomitant traffic and environmental degradation. The architectural style which identifies the
To read Tom Brenner's "Incoming" click on comments in next story. Here is my reply.
Tom, Thank you for your predictions. Who do you like in the Derby?
To respond only to the political prediction, I predict Ernie and Sue will win and should win. They have different views on some matters but both have been instrumental in fulfilling the promises they made to voters in 2007. Data:
A much-improved Comprehensive Plan --more commercial and industrial
Airport, Circus Arena and Performing Arts Center Take Center Stage in City Hall
Venice City News, April 13,2010
City Council put its "B" Airport Layout Plan on hold and instructed staff and consultants, (DY Associates) to meet with FAA officials in Orlando to explore alternatives to the City's preferred approach, which the FAA has not been willing to accept.
Council had, earlier this year, voted to send the FAA a plan which met the Agency's standards as a “B” airport, while the FAA considers the airport a “C.” While th
Venice News-- Next Week’s City Actions Should Be Interesting.
Tuesday Morning, April 13, at 9:30 the City Council will review the Airport Comprehensive Plan update and review several options which are included in the package--a plan for a “B;” a “Hybrid” with runway 4-22 becoming the “C” runway and 13-31 modified to avoid having the Runway Protection Zone over the Gulf Shore resident’s homes, and possible others.
The agenda for the Tuesday morning meeting and the documents prepared by our consultants, DY, are
News on Healthcare Act for Venice Citizens from Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Nelson explains features of the Act that he feels will help citizens and not harm others. A link to the Kaiser summary of its features, (a non-partisan site), is included.
Dear Dr. Martin:
Thank you for contacting me about health care reform. On March 25, I voted to pass the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. This legislation made some improvements to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed the Senate last year with my vote. Pres
The Evidence Supports “B” Designation Request, But the FAA says, “NO!”
In a one and one-half hour meeting with Acting Assistant Administrator Catherine Lang and a group of FAA associates including two attorneys, a top engineer, a policy writer, Bart Vernace from the Orlando FAA office, and perhaps others, Isaac Turner and I presented the documents supporting the City’s case that the airport should properly be designated as a “B.” As a former federal agency head, I knew such an entourage was not a good sign for our hoped for “flexibility.”
April 1st, Washington D.C. The FAA approved Mayor Ed Martin's requests for changes in the Venice Airport in a secret meeting held at the Watergate Hotel in DC.
The agency approved a name change for the airport to the Venice International Airport in recognition of the mystery flights to Panama, El Salvador, and over the 12 miles limit, as reported by various websites.
Martin had rejected the FAA's first choice which was to call the Airport the Nadel-Boondoggle Airport.