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Monday, December 11, 2023

Development or destruction of Ocala

To the Editor:

I just read a letter written by someone living in the area known as “On Top of the World.” Here’s a fact, nobody in Florida is on top of anything. Most people refer to Florida as “down there.” Next fact, wherever we live, there was destruction before construction whether we like it or not.

As humans, we all have something known as the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome. We want the trash taken away but nobody wants a landfill near our homes. We come to beautiful subdivisions to live and complain about the wildlife, but I have seen nobody standing in front of a bulldozer bearing a sign or placard demanding that the beautiful trees, ponds, swamps, and the wildlife that occupy these beautiful lands be spared.

When are we going to take action, when the state of Florida becomes The Villages? Food for thought, my neighbors.

Jimmy Gray
Ocala resident