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Development opponents deliver petitions to Madeira Beach City Hall

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In a move calculated to stop a proposed development in its tracks, activists handed over petitions with 1,025 signatures to Madeira Beach officials Friday morning. The delivery — which activists videotaped — was the latest installment in a battle raging in this beach community over a proposal to develop two parcels of land at the foot of the only bridge linking Madeira Beach directly with the mainland — the main entrance to the city. The proposals would see 11 buildings…

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Petition drive to block development in Madeira Beach stalls

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Residents in this barrier island community have gone to war with the Madeira Beach government over a proposal to build a seven-building hotel/condominium/parking complex at the entrance to the city. “I haven’t heard anyone say they’re opposed to development,” said Sam Baker Jr. of Madeira Beach United, the group fighting the proposal. “What they’re opposed to is this grossly excessive development.” Members of the group have filed suit to stop the development. And they’ve also started a petition drive to…

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