Thursday, October 21, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Dear Citizens of Marco Island

Dear Citizens of Marco Island,

If you didn’t attend or watch the live broadcast of the March 5th Council Meeting, you missed an unbelievable attempt to discredit our outstanding police chief and police department.  In order to see this sham unfold, go to, click on agenda and minutes, click on 3/5/2018 video, and click on Agenda items 8 and12 B.

After being informed by our short lived city manager that the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre would be a little later then planned, it is amazing and beyond belief that a councilor would continue on that city manager’s path to achieve this Massacre.  This witch-hunt was an insult to the intelligent citizens of this Island.  How could someone like this hold public office in our paradise?  Why are we not looking into the possible violations of the Sunshine Law by this individual?  Why is Councilor Honig privy to info/plans without the other Councilors knowledge? How is this not a violation of the “Sunshine Law”? Why was the then city manager conferring with Councilor Honig instead of the Council Chairman?

Police Chief Schettino did an excellent job of responding to the loaded data. This professional officer as always, represented the very best of our police department.

Furthermore, Councilor Batte and Brown did an excellent job of pulling out the rug supporting the failed ruse.  As it is frequently said “You may fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all of the time.”  Thank goodness for the Marco Island Police Department’s courage and devotion to our city standards.

Lastly, Chairman Grifoni was totally out of line with his attempt to correct the Chief.  Did he not learn anything from his “workshop?”  Perhaps, workshops with this group, need to be televised and on going.

Might this paradise be better off with a recall and a new councilor? Could that be a future option?

Suzanne Piro


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