Choosing which buildings to back
Posted July 16 2006
I found your July 9 article, "Residents say no to building," quite
I understand, firsthand, how many of the residents feel about losing
their greenspace. I also understand their fear and frustration knowing
their City Council may rezone their greenspace from recreation to
Clearly, there's an ironic twist to this story. It's the person these
residents chose to "informally lead" them, Joey Eichner.
As a representative of Catalfumo Construction, Mr. Eichner is trying to
persuade the City Commission in my community, Riviera Beach, to give him
a 99-year lease on our beach property on Singer Island, without
referendum (our charter clearly states no leases longer than 50 years),
so his company can build a hotel and condominiums on the public beach
charter clearly reads that the land shall be used for "recreational
The majority of residents on Singer Island are against the massive
project. But Mr. Eichner is anxious to "move forward."
Sounds like karma to me.