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01/18/2013

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A GENUINE SURPRISE Marianne Reilly responds to an application question about why she would like to be reappointed to the Planning Commission. Image courtesy Sarasota County. Skyline photo by Robert Hackney A COUNTY COMMISSIONER ELUCIDATES HER PLANNING COMMISSION VOTE ON JAN. 8 THAT KEPT ONE MEMBER FROM BEING REAPPOINTED TO THE BOARD By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson told The Sarasota News Leader this week she chose to support Philip A. Kellogg of Sarasota as a new member of the Planning Commission because "I like different voices on the board." "I would hope, frankly, she would leave her name in" as an applicant for a commission seat that will open in July, Patterson said of Reilly. However, Reilly told the News Leader on Jan. 15 that when she heard Patterson make the same comment after the County Commission's "I just think … Kellogg's views on commercial Jan. 8 votes on the Planning Commission apconstruction … to make it more compatible plications, her first thought was, "Seriously?! in the county, were very interesting," she said … That doesn't make any sense at all." in a Jan. 15 interview. "I thought it would be Reilly added, "I'm going to go to the Planning great to get him on the board." Commission [meeting on Jan. 16], and then Patterson added that she had had no intention that will be it." of hurting the feelings of Marianne Reilly of Ven- "Sometimes when you try to silence a voice, ice, who was seeking a third term on the board. you give them a bigger microphone," Reilly said.

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