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Panel reviews land development code survey results

By Staff | Oct 20, 2010

At the Tuesday meeting of the Captiva Community panel, Panel Administrator Ken Gooderham shared the results of the land development code survey that property owners and registered voters filled out in September.

And while support was very high for additional mangrove protection (roughly 80 percent in favor), when it came to the other proposed changes to the land development, Captivans were almost evenly divided on every issue.

“We had 430 total responses out of 1,500 mailed, which is roughly a 28.5 percent response,” said Panel Administrator Ken Gooderham.

After looking through the results, Panel Member Rene Miville motioned to send the draft to Lee County for an evaluation.

Panel Member Nathalie Pyle said that she felt it would be premature to submit the draft now.

“To me, it implies support for all the components and personally. I would like to have a little more conversation about how we are going to treat the survey results in the final draft that we send to County planning. I think that’s more responsible in this process,” Pyle said.

But if the Panel submits the draft now, Kathie Ebaugh of Lee County Planning said that it would probably take until the Panel’s December meeting to allow for the draft to pass through all the right channels for an effective evaluation.

After a lengthy discussion as to whether or not the Panel should submit the draft, with comments and survey results attached, to the County for review. Ultimately, the Panel voted to forward the draft and results to the County, with Panel Member Nathalie Pyle dissenting — but at the November meeting of the Captiva Community Panel, the Panel has decided to look more closely at the results and go through each section of the code draft.

If you have questions or concerns about changes to the land development code, the Panel will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at ‘Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive.

For more information, go to www.CaptivaCommunityPanel.com