Having lived in Bradenton for nearly my entire lifetime, the growth to the area sickens me.
A recent quote from a Realtor indicates Bradenton has grown by 60 percent since 2000. There are still the same roads I drove in the 1970s.
The recent populace has elected pro-growth commissioners and they have been off to the races.
The recent protest to Pat Neal destroying a few acres of mangroves is hilarious. His company has plowed thousands of acres to build new homes and people are going to protest a couple more?
I think of lines from a couple of movies, "Build it and they will come" and "They're Here."