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My Recent Comments
Glad to see the coverage of this problem by the Suncoast 7 Team.
This is a complex and costly problem which most people do not understand UNLESS you live or work in the "direct" area, BUT make NO mistake, that this part of town, and what goes on here, effects this ENTIRE city.
This is an issue of morality,Public safety, public health,commerce, tourism, and growth.
What I can attest to, as working in this area for the past 11 years, is that this is NOT strictly a S.P.D. ,responsibility, from my experience the S.PD. had done a good job, doing what they can, It is NOT strictly a responsibility of the City Government, They ARE BOTH an integral PART of solving this, along with the COMMUNITY! and the business owners here who "play by the rules", WE ALL have to have a part in the solution.And we need to ALL work together!
There are a small part of the business owners/operators in this district that are making a living off the illegal activity and that is PART of the problem that needs to be addressed.
The Police, City Government, news media, and people who work and live in this district, MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER to STOP what goes on here to restore, maybe for the first time, this beautiful, important part of this town. Jul 2, 2013