At 9 a.m. this Tuesday (7/22) in Bonita Springs City Hall there will be a hearing to allow the public to be heard regarding a change in the zoning at the beach which would permit the Hyatt to serve HARD LIQUOR and have LIVE MUSIC at OUR BEACH.
This hearing is pursuant to an application submitted by the PLCA (on 5/29) to change the beach zoning. The approximately 100 page application contains the following language submitted by the PLCA;
“This request will, if granted,…allow music and the availability of beverages including alcoholic beverages”.
The application further states that “It is PRESENTLY (emphasis added) contemplated that the alcoholic beverages will consist of beer and wine BUT (emphasis added) this request INCLUDES A REQUEST TO PERMIT ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES (including) TRADITIONAL ISLAND STYLE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES (emphasis added)
As for music, the application states that it ‘ includes acoustic as well as amplified music …(and) (t)he music contemplated is for either LIVE, ISLAND STYLE SOLO OR SMALL GROUP PERFORMANCES (emphasis added) or pre-recorded play…”
Although the alcoholic beverages will only be sold to PLCA members and guests and Hyatt ” guests” (whoever they are?), the Hyatt ( a profit making entity) will completely operate, enforce, monitor and control the sale and distribution of the alcoholic beverages.
If the prospect of having a Ft. Meyers beach style bar with mojitos, margaritas and live steel band music serving an unspecified clientele (think of the many boaters who land on our island) is what you want for our beach then sit back and relax because the Bonita Springs City zoning staff has given it its seal of approval. If not then voice your objection at the meeting this Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Bonita Springs City Hall.