Large turnout for "Stop Grove Bay" rally
Speakers included activists Glenn Terry, Grace Solares and the man who started the campaign Charles Corda. Many neighbors were interested in knowing how the plan was changed or different from the original Sisaki Waterfront Master Plan for the area and they were given an earful from how the retail/restaurant space went from 6,000 to 7000 square feet to 100,000, to how we have a district commissioner who cares more about himself than what the voters want. And of course they spoke of the ever-changing garage which is separate from The Grove Bay (The Harbour) project, but none the less, important.
|Glenn Terry shows his sentiments.|
Here is the wording in the November 5 ballot:
Proposed lease of city-owned waterfront and submerged lands in Coconut Grove
Shall the City be authorized to lease approximately 7 acres of waterfront and submerged lands in Coconut Grove to Grove Bay Investment Group, LLC, providing for 1) a minimum of $1.4 million in guaranteed annual rent and 2) approximately $17.9 million of privately funded improvements to redevelop an existing marina and public baywalk, construct restaurants and, partially fund a public parking garage for a 50 year term with two 15 year renewal options?
|Charles Corda addresses the crowd|
as Glenn Terry looks on.
Many present felt that people are not getting a clear understanding of the project. There have not been any real public meetings to discuss things and to get questions from the public.
It makes sense to Vote NO on November 5, that is number 401 on the ballot. Why vote for something that is so shady?
As for voting, if you are not going to be in town, you can get an absentee ballot here.
You can get more info on Stop Grove Bay here.
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