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It's YOUR Town, Too: Second Community Meeting In Ocean City

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We all have our pet peeves with Ocean City.  And we all have ideas as to what we can do to improve.  I have my ideas and I’ve been putting them out there on Patch for years.  I want to know what you think too.  We have an opportunity as a community to define some of the issues in the upcoming elections.  Wouldn’t you like this election to be about the issues that are important to you?

What I propose is a series of informal community meetings at various locations throughout town.  For the month of February let’s meet at the new Starbucks in Ocean City on Sunday afternoons.  I’ll be there from 2:00 to 3:00 PM to take notes and to report back to Patch on the outcome of those meetings.  If we overwhelm the place we’ll come up with another venue.  And that invitation extends to second home owners too.  You have as much of an investment in this town as the rest of us.

When was the last time anyone asked you what matters to you?  I’m asking.  Let’s move this town forward.  We can implement positive change if we demand it.  It’s the citizen of this town that lack a voice and a choice.  Exercise yours.

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Eric Sauder February 13, 2014 at 06:59 AM
We're never going to agreed with each other. I don't make my money off of real estate and development. What I care about is the future of this community. You probably know I responded in greater detail but I deleted what I posted. Its pointless to continue to argue. Our objectives are at odds.
Frank February 13, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Eric - you always grow "weary" when someone does not agree with your point of view. Your problem is that YOU don't make money off of real estate and development. If you did you would not have created this absurd crusade. If it were not for development, real estate, insurance, plumbing, and the venues that support tourism OC would be merely Camden by the sea. MOVE ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Louis C Ripa February 14, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Eric I have read all the comments and it appears to me it is like talking to the choir. I am not sure you can win. I give you an A for effort but you are fighting the city employees, the elected officials and the appointed officials. Keep trying and you might cut threw the locals (who control the City). Lou
Beachy Keen February 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Eric. I think that you and Bob are both correct in many of your comments. Everything is about greed, sad but true. Let's face it OC is a tourist economy And as Bob points out the only real other economy is real estate and all connected to that. Of course you have the bloated public sector b/ c back to the vicious circle there is no other real private economy except tourism and a few seasonal businesses. Funny but I don't see you and Bob so much at odds you are both coming at the same problem from different ends. Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes to break the status quo. The community meetings sound like a great idea and it is especially important to involve 2nd homeowners as well as locals

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