November 6, 2018: Great victory on Election Night, as the application to rezone the garish mansion at 125 Marine Street was withdrawn. It would have allowed a hotel at 125 Marine Street. Dozens of people waited from 2 pm until after 6 pm, only to be belatedly told that applicant DAVID BARTON CORNEAL and his mouthpiece, James George Whitehouse of Douglas Nelson Burnett's St. Johns Law Group, had withdrawn this application.
Great victory, but why did the applicant wait to do it until hours after the meeting commenced? And why did City staff wait nearly an hour to tell the people?
CORNEAL, BIRCHIM, et al. owe an apology to the people who waited for four (4) hours.
As President Bill Clinton said in his Second Inaugural, "Nothing great was ever accomplished by being small."