For over a year, a large sign bearing the inscription, "Board of Manatee County Commissioners announcing the site as the future home of Pride Park Community Center," has been on display at Ninth Street and 63rd Avenue.
Just wondering what is the reason for such a long delay in getting the project underway. It surely cannot be because of lack of funds, because spending on many other unnecessary and less important issues have been given priority.
Could it be that this location is in a less affluent neighborhood? Perhaps the members of the county commission should wake up and realize that they were elected to serve all the people of Manatee County.
I believe that if this location was in a more affluent location, such as Lakewood Ranch or University Park, the project would have been completed in a reasonable time.
It is time for the commissioners to take action on this project immediately.
Another topic of interest to the general public is the recent approval by commissioners for the construction of a convenience store and gasoline station at the corner of Pearl and Highway 41.
It would be nice if the board would keep the public updated on the progress of this and other projects which they approve. Seems the only time we hear from the board members is at election time.
The indifference shown by the entire board should be enough incentive for voters to dump all the incumbents and elect some people who will keep the interests of the public in mind.
William J. Krause