Florida State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo owns luxury properties in Naples Florida and she’s worried about the government ‘taking’ away her beach.
One beachfront highrise condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd N Naples Fl 34103 and a single family home within one mile of the beach in Naples Florida show ownership under Kathleen C Passidomo in Collier County Appraiser records.
The luxury highrise beachfront condo in Naples Florida is in the Meridian Club and according to Collier County Property Appraiser’s database has a Market Value of $1,244,075. The owner of the property at 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd N Naples Fl 34103 is presently shown as Passidomo Tr, Kathleen C .
The luxury single family home at 2200 Winds Dr Naples Fl 34102 in Naples Florida, has according to Collier County Property Appraiser’s database a Market Value of $2,017,503. The owner of the property at 2200 Winds Dr Naples Fl 34102 is shown as Passidomo, John M & Kathleen C.
Both properties are within miles of Governor Rick Scott’s beachfront mansion in Port Royal Naples Florida. Both politicians own beachfront properties in Naples Florida and both voted in support of a new Florida law which affects public access to Florida beaches which comes into affect 1 July 2018.
Republican Senator Kathleen Passidomo said: “If a local government wants to take private property on the beach, then they need to go through the courts” and “No political body, whether state or local government, can make a decision about private property rights because it’s political.”
Presently Collier County has no Open Beach Ordinance, even though a lot of effort has been made in the past to create one by beach access advocates. The Meridian condo’s in the prestigious Park Shore community are just one building south of a very popular Seagate Drive Beach Access point in Naples where locals and tourists go to enjoy the sun and surf and watch sunsets. Its locations like these that these paranoid politicians would like to police and have even more control over, while using local law enforcement to oust peaceful tourists and locals from using the sand, the same sand they’ve enjoyed for decades without issue.
How could these two politicians have voted on this bill if they stand to benefit directly from it?
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