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Under resident pressure, Safety Harbor rezones city land as green space



It was six months ago that Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub seemed set on selling city-owned land known as the Messenger property.


The 10-acre parcel near Harborside Church on Marshall Street is landlocked and not walkable in some parts. It made sense, Ayoub said, to sell the land and use the money for other projects the community could enjoy.

City commissioners promptly quashed the idea, unconvinced it was a good time to sell. But, under pressure from dozens of vocal residents, the commission went even further Monday.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:51pm]


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