West Bradenton is being developed. As a homeowner in this beautiful area, I have become very alarmed by the signage posted by the Mirabella Development. They covered many sections of fencing at 75th Street and 18th Avenue with signs.
These signs were not in compliance with our city or county codes and therefore illegal. After calls to our mayor, code enforcement, and our city councilman, Gene Gallo, Mirabella was told to remove the signs. The fence homeowner involved received compensation for their fences to be used!
Now Mirabella is asking for a variance to be made to our codes to allow for this signage. Notice of such a meeting was posted in an out-of-the-way area, probably so no one would notice or get out of their cars to walk back and read it; therefore, the meeting would not be well attended.
If the variance is passed, I feel a precedent will be set and all future developers will feel free to cover our beautiful city and county with this graffiti. There is a way to market our development and it should be done gracefully and tastefully. We should not allow developers to profit on the demise of this beautiful area.
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Please come to the meeting 2 p.m. July 8 to show support of your neighborhood and help make sure the future of Bradenton development is done with dignity.
Mary Anne Faulkner