Why does the County allow plantings to occur?

To the Editor:

This past week, a new resident in our community, Pat Neal, added a very attractive curb lawn to the front of their house on Gilchrist.

As a result, three public parking spots have disappeared and now benefit the owner in presumably enhanced property value.

We do not need to lose more public parking spots in the county right-of-way.

As you know, we have a PARKING PROBLEM.

Allowing the private taking of public property is not going to help. These public parking spots are in the most heavily trafficked areas between the Episcopal and Methodist churches. This only puts more pressure on Gilchrist to become a permanent parking requirement for people who need access to the town, churches, beaches and other facilities.

Why would the County allow this to continue to happen?

Jay Whipple III
4073 Shore Lane Boca Grande