8) They'll do what "they" want. Doesn't matter what people petition. A pier would be years away. Dealing with inhouse fighting on what's what. Army Corps. Turtle activists. Etc. And having it at Sunrise is stupid. Do it at Las Olas makes more sense. Stores, Bahia Mar, an d plenty of parking.
I'll petition alright. I'll petition that they never allow those dumbazz googan fake turd trollie rigs out there. They destroy the pier for other patrons and that's money lost.
Actually Zeb this is exactly how things get done within a city government. Las Olas was recently redone and is geared toward the beach. Putting a pier there would risk closing some of the buisness already established at that location. A1A and las Olas ain't broke so why fix it?
They are already looking at Sunrise as a possible location for this. The existing tunnel just North of Sunrise from the park makes Sunrise a much better location as parking is easily expanded and nobody has to cross A1A to get to the pier. That section of the beach is far less used so there is far less disruption to the established beach community.
Yeah a pier would be a few years away. So is anything else they may do. That's how Construction work's. The design of this pier has a smaller foot print both physically and ecologically than any other pier in the state. The whole idea here is not just to build a pier, but to build THE pier! The one that the rest of the state will use as the gauge for future piers.
Everything that has been done to date as far as beach improvements are concerned, started out exactly like this, A petition. It's the squeeky wheel method of political influence. If we can show enough interest in a pier, and show how to make it profitable, environmentally friendly, and good for local buisness. We cover the basics for serious consideration by the city councel. Doing nothing is stupid and unrealistic because then your just hoping they will do what you want. Good luck with that. And yeah we may fail. So What! Not like I was doing anything anyway.