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Letter: Marion County Is Getting Out Of Hand

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Letter to the Editor:

Have you seen what’s going on in our county lately? It’s like a construction zone everywhere you look! I’ve been a resident here since ‘92, and let me tell you, I’ve never seen anything like it. This whole push for Ocala to be the Distribution Center of the World sounds cool and all, but it’s like they forgot about the little things—like, I don’t know, fixing our roads?

Seriously, have you tried driving around here lately? It’s like playing a real-life game of NASCAR, dodging potholes left and right. And don’t even get me started on the housing situation. They’re popping up faster than weeds in my garden. But here’s the kicker: you can’t even get insurance for half these new places. What’s up with that? And don’t even get me started on the Wawas and car washes. It’s like they’re the only things multiplying around here. Can we get some variety, please?

You’d think with all the construction craziness going on, someone would throw a bone to our poor roads, right? But nope, those builders are just bulldozing through like there’s no tomorrow, leaving our streets looking like a war zone. And guess who’s left to pick up the pieces? Yup, us taxpayers, as always.

But hey, here’s a wild idea: why not make those builders cough up some cash for the mess they’ve made? Slap ‘em with impact fees and watch how quickly they start taking better care of our roads. It’s about time they realized they can’t treat our city like their personal construction site without consequences.

This is getting out of hand. It’s time for the powers that be to get their act together and start prioritizing the stuff that really matters. Otherwise, we’re gonna be stuck in this never-ending cycle of chaos.


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1 Comment

  1. Paula A Bennighof on March 3, 2024 at 7:47 am

    And the construction of the homes is ridiculous…ALL WOOD…NO CBS. And they are charging an arm and a leg for these houses…Its a sin!!!!

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