Letters to the Editor

County, help stop loss of city park

A citizen-led lawsuit to stop the relocation of Glazier-Gates park to make room for a new housing development has been dismissed in favor of the developer. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald file photo
A citizen-led lawsuit to stop the relocation of Glazier-Gates park to make room for a new housing development has been dismissed in favor of the developer. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald file photo

We the members and supporters of the Stone Soup Community Unity, Inc., “Save Glazier Gates Park” movement petition the Manatee County Board of Commissioners to save Glazier Gates Park from development of Villages of Riverwalk by Bradenton Land Group, LLC.

We implore you to save this truly historical park for not just Bradenton citizens, but all Manatee, Florida and U.S. citizens. We ask you to employ all possible resources. We invite you to enter our lawsuit against the City of Bradenton as an intervening party, such as Edward Vogler has done in Stone Soup Community Unity vs. City of Bradenton.

The entire Manatee BOCC and the Bradenton City Council and Mayor Wayne Poston have received contributions to their election campaigns, totaling over tens of thousands of dollars this 2016 election cycle. These donations came from the developers of Villages of Riverwalk. They are NDC, Ron Allen, O'reo Farms, Vogler and the developers’ family members.

Now is the time to prove you truly represent Manatee County constituents. Save Glazier Gates. Chip Shore would have approved. We will remember in November and in the future it you were for or against us. BOCC, where are you? It's your history, too.

Here is Stone Soup Community's petition to the Manatee Board of Commissioners petition and website info. Please sign and share: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-glazier-gates-park/

Barbara Elliott, vice president, Stone Soup Community Unity

Bradenton

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