The issues I wish to discuss, IF the majority of the commission approves the workshop, are as follows:
● reducing the rates as promised by the Commission
● storage lots continue to be nonprofit, yet monies are being transferred out of the Parking Lot fund to fund other areas of the budget
● create larger parking spaces within our existing lots (to accommodate 40 foot vehicles)
● fill current vacant spaces before any expansion is considered
● restrict the storage lots to Cooper City residents who should have priority, then businesses, and in addition, perform an inventory
● current renters should not be charged solely for a capital investment when the practice is otherwise throughout the city
● current estimate for expansion lot would cost approximately $20,000 per rental family. This is extremely unreasonable.
If you need to change, add or delete anything to this list for discussion (again, IF the majority of the commission approves this workshop) please feel free to do so and contact me so I can add it to my list above.
Let me know if you need anymore information.
I hope that the city, and others involved will give notice to everyone as soon as (again, a big 'IF') we have a definite date.
As such, it seems that the only way this current commission acts on behalf of the residents concerns, is if multitudes of people show up and show their support. Please do so!
The February 25th Commission Meeting agenda can be seen HERE (.PDF format. Click on the Blue Item number to review the supplied backup material for each item)
Keeping you informed,
Commissioner John Sims