Editor’s note: The following letter addressed to County Commissioner Paulette Burdick was sent to the Town-Crier for publication.
Dear Commissioner Burdick:
I applaud your fortitude for standing up to be counted on the side of existing residents in the face of develop-o-mania.
Contrary to what Commissioner Hal Valeche and his admitted developer cronies say, Minto West will not be better for the existing residents.
This, plus the others that this decision has now opened the door for, will remove lifestyle choices from the menu of what Palm Beach County had to offer. It is a shame that everyone must settle for vanilla.
Again, thank you for coming forward and standing up — even when facing the stark reality of such petty treatment toward you — “the emperor really has no clothes!”
Dr. J. William (Bill) Louda, Loxahatchee Groves