Highlights of Meeting
The May third meeting was very well attended… standing room only! Even better, the effort put into this “listening session” by the Pinellas Planning Council (PPC) and the Metro Planning Organization (MPO) was impressive.
Their staff, in conjunction with other groups including FDOT, gave a presentation that was first-rate! And, they brought a real sense of enthusiasm and passion about what they do!
Attending was a good mixture of city and county elected officials from along the beaches – mainly from Clearwater to Treasure Island…
MADEIRA BEACH was well represented by a number of residents – many who spoke concerning issues here. Most of them talked about concerns about the massive developments scheduled for the Town Center and Holton properties.
Residents expressed concerns about several topics, including:
Residents of Madeira Beach and other cities proposed a variety of ways to address beach access, such as:
- a monorail
- water taxis
- adding bike racks to the beaches
- startings a shared bike program
- turning the Holton property into a park
- limiting traffic on some roads, e.g., Madeira Way to local traffic only.
Members of the Pinellas County groups who sponsored the session took copious notes and asked residents to get in touch if they had other concerns or questions.
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Thanks to a Madeira Beach United Member for writing up
this great synopsis of the meeting to share with all!
Metropolitan Planning Organization Board Members
Jim Kennedy, Chair, City of St. Petersburg
John Moroni, Vice-Chair, Pinellas County Commissioner
Cookie Kennedy, Secretary, Belleair Beach, Belleair Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, N. Redington Beach, Redington Shores, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
Doreen Caudell, Treasurer, City of Clearwater
Karen Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner
Dave Eggers, Pinellas County Commissioner
Julie Ward Bujalski, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Darden Rice, City of St. Petersburg
Tom Shelley, Seminole, Kenneth City, Gulfport, South Pasadena, Town of Belleair, Belleair Bluffs
Sandra Bradbury, City of Pinellas Park
Michael Smith, City of Largo
John Tornga, City of Dunedin
Cliff Merz, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar
Whit Blanton, Executive Director, MPO
For additional information on thinking from the MPO, see the article:Share