January 22, 2014

Board of County Commissioners
3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303
Naples, FL 34112

Dear Commissioner:

We are asking for your support for the adoption of the Ordinance amending the Pelican Lake PUD which was recommended by the Collier County Planning and Zoning Commission on December 5, 2013.

This PUD amendment culminated a two year effort in our community involving open discussions, surveys and finally a vote as prescribed by our governing documents.

As we all know, in any group of people, it is impossible to get universal agreement. We did, however, get an amazingly positive response with nearly 78% of our owners voting to make application for amending our PUD. Unfortunately there is a very small group of owners who simply believe their opinions are superior to the vast majority. They have been extremely active, writing to and appearing before the Planning Commission. Four owners testified in opposition to our communityís efforts on December 5, 2013.

Listening to the opposing views presented at the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Planning Commission, Chairman Mark Strain proposed a compromise to our request which was approved by the Commission in a super majority vote of 6 to 1. The Planning Commissionís compromise language will be before you on January 28, 2014, in the form of an Ordinance that amends our PUD.

We believe that the Planning Commission has responsibly performed their purpose and respectfully request your approval of this ordinance.


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