Dear Honorable Manatee County Commissioners Vanessa Baugh, Carol Whitmore and Betsy Benac:
Why does the commission find it appropriate to authorize tax money to purchase property which appears to be outside of Manatee County?
Just who is benefiting from the purchase of the 161 acres reportedly in the Southshore area of Hillsborourgh County?
Why is it even necessary to purchase property for mitigation when property could be preserved through land use and permitting requirements?
Surely there must be 161 acres within Manatee County that could fit the bill if there must be mitigation.
Lastly, just what environmental damage to sensitive areas, which the county already owns along the Manatee River, is expected?