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OPPOSITION The Siesta Key Association (SKA) has announced its opposition to the Allens' latest plan — just as it opposed the 2013 vari- ance petitions. In a Feb. 7 letter the organization sent to the County Commission, then-President Catherine Luckner wrote that the parcel at 162 Beach Road "exists within a State of Florida defined area of Critical Beach Erosion. While an accreted shoreline currently is noted, there is repeated history of rapid flooding and storm surge. The vegetated dune, described in the Variance Petition, is a defense against storm surge for residential and business prop- erties landward of the GBSL. The Gulf Beach Setback Line (GBSL) and Barrier Island Pass 20 year High Hazard Line (PHL) provide gov- ernance for development to enhance property owner safety, protect our natural environ- ment and secure property value." Luckner added, "Our organization supports residential interests on civic issues which A graphic shows the site plan for 162 Beach Road that the County Commission is expected to consider on April 23. Image courtesy Sarasota County Sarasota News Leader April 18, 2014 Page 66

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