Why is the promenade obstructed while downtown is picked apart?

Why is the promenade obstructed while downtown is picked apart?

To the Editor:

I find it ironic that Lee County Code Enforcement is so vigilant in protecting the pedestrian right-of-way in the village by forcing removal of obstructing amenities such as sidewalk cafe seating and attractive flower boxes in front of retail shop display windows, yet they ignore obstructions such as large boulders and shrubbery purposely placed by property owners in the Gulf-front pedestrian promenade right-of-way between 1st St. and 4th St.

David N. James
Seattle, Wash.