Michelle McLeod for balanced development

Letter to they editor published in the Naples Daily News, June 25, 2022

I am a full-time resident and business owner in the Bayshore area. I have been fortunate to have had a full and rich corporate career that allowed me to travel the world and live in many great locations. A few years ago I attended a meeting where several speakers talked about the vision for the future of the Bayshore Area as an art and culture destination.

As a lifelong collector of art this appealed to me as a great opportunity to invest in the community in which I live. So a year ago I opened an art gallery on Bayshore Drive. While the CRA has been active in supporting the positive transformation of the area, I also expected my county commissioner to be supportive of the development of this artistic small business focused area.

I have not found this to be the case with Penny Taylor. It seems that only large developments can get her attention. I believe it is time to change the commissioner in District 4. I am supporting Michelle McLeod as she has a history of supporting balanced development.

Catherine Ehrenberger, Naples