At the last Manatee County commission meeting, Commissioner Charles Smith voted "yes" to reconsider an application to rezone the Palmview Golf Course -- one that was previously denied by commissioners.
It's a sad day when those of us concerned citizens took the time to go to a public hearing to present our case, and win our case with a favorable vote, only to then have the county commissioners decide to reconsider the issue at the very next MCC meeting.
It just goes to show, once again, how incompetent they are, how meaningless their decisions are, and how poorly the residents of Manatee County are represented.
Smith said that he was voting "yes" to reconsider it because he didn't know enough about it. Why didn't he know enough about it? He is a county commissioner and this is a hot button issue in his district!
He was conveniently absent when this topic was first voted on, and he knows his constituents are opposed to it. He needs to do the job he was elected to do; the city of Palmetto deserves better.