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Old 05-01-2004, 09:22 PM
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Caught a blurb today about how the city is entertaining ideas of selling the 10th st ramps and all the property to developers.

It would be hard to find any city/county government who has sold our history to the highest bidder as badly as the Sarasota City/County Commissioners. Their only concern is to become the Palm Beach of the west coast of Florida. Their unofficial motto is "If you don't have seven figures in the bank, we don't want you".

There is a meeting on May 17th for public feedback. As soon as I confirm where the meeting is I'll post it. We need to have an army for this. Closing 10th st. ramps would take 80% of the launching capability for this area, besides completely screw up two races. This could be one of the biggest fights we as boaters face in this area.
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Man that sucks, i did launch my boat over at longboat key island by the bird santuary when the races were in last year and that sucked because of no parking for 65' or trailer and rig, let along all the fishing boats and jet ski's. You would think that instead of selling the ramp to just charge a ramp day fee and see the income that way compared to a one time sell out. Get us email addys as well to send letters to
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Sorry Russ I just posted about this without seeing yours I put some info on mine as far as email addresses to the city officials!
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Bajaboat, absolutely no problem. We really need to get the word out on this.

This should bring anyone to the thread where I saw it.

http://www.outdoorsbest.zeroforum.co...read?id=195926
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The above website has all the website addresses for those city officials involved. I've already written all of them.

Bajaboat, are you aware of the SOS poker run I'm doing Saturday May 15th. All info under the poker runs, rallys, etc. forun. Gonna be a really good time. Would love to have you along. Russ
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emails sent out to them as well
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I was just sayin that the ramp needs to be twice its size due to the amount of people who use it. I also thought they should charge 3-5 dollars to launch to offset the expences,but like Russ (formula outlaw) said "If you dont have seven figures in the bank go elsewhere". Thats the direction our society is going. I for the love of me can't believe that there are that many people in this country that well off when I see the prices of all these properties. Was everyone a professional in there careers. They sell properties all over here Tampa for 700,00 to 2 million and they cant build these condos fast enough.
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Thanx for getting the word out here on this.
 
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I guess I should have learned to tie a necktie..
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