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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Ocala resident says ‘greedy developers’ are destroying city’s beauty

To the Editor:

I’ve lived in Ocala for over 20 years. I moved here because of all the beautiful farmland and open spaces. I used to have a relaxing drive over to the stores while taking in majestic scenes of horses running across fields and grazing in the grass.

Nowadays, all you see is construction everywhere. The beauty of Ocala is being destroyed by greedy developers. There are traffic jams everywhere now, an increase in crime and taxes, and population growth is out of control, overwhelming the schools and hospitals and emergency services.

It is time to put a limit on the growth before we grow into a Northern-style city like New York or Chicago and destroy this beautiful oasis.

David Cappas
Ocala resident