Committee of the Islands

Keeping Sanibel Special Since 1975

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February 28, 2013

Would you make a good citizen watchdog for Sanibel ? ( If so , you might want to lend us your support ) Committee of the Islands is a hands - on watchdog and advocacy group , unique on the islands for what we strive for and what we do . Our mission is to help protect the environment , preserve the sanctuary character of our island community , and ensure the continuity of good local government , which includes taking positions on important ballot issues . And – if you’ve read this far – we do it with the help of people like you . Here are a few examples of what we mean … How The Committee Has Helped Protect Our Island n Actively supported well thought out revisions n Wrote and successfully sponsored the “ People’s to the Land Development Code to provide for Choice ” charter amendments , which prevent redevelopment of aging structures in the Resort any weakening of our most basic land code Housing District . protections unless the voters approve . n Opposed creation of a major resort and shopping n Successfully supported the “ Forever Wild ” charter complex at Periwinkle and Bailey Rd . After a voter amendment , requiring that environmentally referendum , the City acquired the tract , which is sensitive City lands can’t be sold or disposed of now Pond Apple Park . without voter approval . Let’s remember our history : In 1974 Lee County projected a population of 90,000 for Sanibel . Several groups of residents fought these plans and succeeded in incorporating Sanibel as a self - governing city within the county . The Committee of the Islands was then formed to preserve these hard - fought gains and act on behalf of island preservation . Help us help you to keep Sanibel Special . The effort to preserve and protect our island community is not over . It never will be . Continuing vigilance is required to keep Sanibel the unique place it is . Help support this effort – and use the form below to join the membership of Committee of the Islands – today ! Please mail this in to us today … to help preserve our island Committee of the Islands community . Check the appropriate membership box below : ( ) $ 35 – Individual ( ) $ 50 – Family Working To Preserve Sanibel Since 1975 Name ( s ) ______________________________________ Board of Directors Address ______________________________________ Barbara Joy Cooley , President • Mike Gillespie , Vice President Bud Reinhold , Treasurer • David Bath , Secretary City , State , Zip ________________________________ Jim Beauchamp • Mike Cuscaden • Jill Dillon • Phyllis Gresham Local phone __________________________________ Claire Mallon • Martin Packard • Wayne Ponader Larry Schopp • Ruth Woodham Mail with check to “ COTI , ” Box 88 , Sanibel FL 33957 ( COTI is a registered political committee . Dues are not tax deductible . ) Visit our website at www.coti.org • Email coti @ coti.org

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