In 2004, the voters of Jax Beach approved a Charter Amendment to limit the height limit for any new building to 35′. Regardless of where you stood (or still stand) on the issue, the current Council has voted to move forward with an amendment despite almost uniform opposition from those residents who took time out of their busy lives to attend two City Council meetings to speak in opposition to this move.
By a 5-2 vote, the Council ignored residents’ concerns. This decision was made right after another decision that ignored residents’ concerns: the 34 Townhouse development south of Gonzales Park. This Council has repeatedly demonstrated its disregard for citizen input.
It is time for our elected officials to listen to us and not assume that they know best. Send them a message in May by voting NO on this Charter Amendment to make them work with residents on how we envision our downtown!
Vote NO on the Charter Amendment in May!
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Identification of the problem we are trying to solve and a list of agreed-upon potential solutions.
A real community workshop on how residents want their downtown to look.
- Have More Details; Still Recommend Voting NoAt yesterday’s Jax Beach City Council Briefing, details were finally discussed among council members about the structure that will be built on the Latham Plaza parking lot. Our biggest takeaway is that there would be little significant difference in what would be offered to the public regardless of building height. Moreover, there is a 35′Continue reading “Have More Details; Still Recommend Voting No”
- It’s about more than an additional 20 feet for one property!
- Some of the Beaches Leader letters to the editor on the ballot referendum:
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