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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Resident says Ocala is ‘not the same anymore’

To the Editor:

I would have to agree that Ocala is not the same anymore. I was born here, grew up here, and the change that I have seen is unreal.

It’s really sad to see that everywhere you look, more trees are coming down for some building that will probably shut down in 6 months, not to mention the amount of houses that are right on top of each other with no space to breathe. Yet, people are still coming here, and for what? Why ruin what we have here because where they lived was already so congested and overpopulated?

And don’t get me started on all the stupid construction where you get stuck for 20 minutes when it should only take you five minutes. Why keep building more and more crap?

It’s not helping anyone when the places that are already here can’t find people to work. I have to drive an hour for work now just to get a decent paycheck because no one here is willing to pay what is right. How is it that I went to college and got a degree and someone at McDonald’s is making more money?

This world has gone mad and I really feel for my grandchildren to come.

Danielle Martinez
Ocala resident