Why You Should Vote for Brad Schiffer
for Collier County Commission District 2
of Life in Naples
Brad Schiffer is a concerned citizen, running for office because our quality of life in Naples, Florida is at stake. Imagine more traffic, more crowds, and more encroachment on our environment. Imagine more strain on our public infrastructure, and more spending of our tax dollars to support unnecessary development in Naples. Well, that’s what you can expect, if you don’t vote for change NOW
To Take a Stand
Unchecked development is a real problem in Collier County right now. Our community is under threat from the current District 2 Commissioner, a land use attorney who cares more about developers than residents. He says there is no avoiding the fact that Naples will become “just like Miami.” If you disagree…VOTE TO REPLACE HIM in the AUGUST 28 primary election!
To Prove Smart Growth
and Worth the Fight!
Smart Growth policies are just that… policies that are smart. Brad Schiffer believes we need growth that is thoughtful. Most importantly, growth that takes into consideration the needs and character of our existing community. The good news is Collier County has a Growth Management Plan and a Land Development Code in place. We simply need a commissioner who will abide by these. A vote for Brad Schiffer is a vote against those who will continue to allow exceptions, exemptions, deviations, and unnecessary rezoning for the sole purpose of benefitting developers.
Learn More About Brad Schiffer,
Candidate for Collier County Commission District 2
A Concerned Citizen with Experience in Public Service – Not a Career Politician
Local Business Owner
Collier Resident of 18+ Years
THE LATEST NEWS FOR BRAD SCHIFFER
August 9, 2018
Development concerns Collier candidate Schiffer
Brad Schiffer, Republican candidate, District 2, Collier County Commission Published 11:33 a.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018 | Updated 11:34 a.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018
My name is Brad Schiffer, AIA, and I am running to be your county commissioner in District 2. Collier County is at a critical point in its development, and this election will determine whether we become an urban city like Miami or maintain the quality of life that has so far made this such a special place to live and prosper.
As an architect and planner, I have become increasingly alarmed at how out-of-scale and unwise development is chipping away at our green spaces and overtaxing our utilities, roads and infrastructure. My professional experience tells me it isn’t too late to prevent another Miami on this coast, but only a change in the board makeup will ensure this.
Your current district representative, from his land-use lawyer perspective, enthusiastically predicts a dramatic increase of our population in the coming decade and offers a proliferation of overpasses as the solution to the havoc his policies are sure to cause.
Collier has a very workable system of ordinances, rules and development guidelines. However, laws are only as effective as is the will of people elected or appointed to enforce them. County approvals for high-density urban designs, often accompanied by a long list of exemptions, have been too easy to obtain. The preservation of what’s left of our suburban casual lifestyle demands a drastic realignment of official policy and practices so that the inevitable growth that does happen more closely matches the vision of the people.
Analyzing our county’s priorities — workforce housing, surging population, traffic congestion, economic diversification and flooding — through a smart growth filter will restore balance between our community’s desired lifestyle and those of the various development interests. Nobody wins if today’s community leaders hand a legacy of overdevelopment to the incoming generation.
Let’s make sure these future managers, professionals, service providers, scientists and health care specialists have options that don’t price them out of living in close proximity to good schools, recreation, shopping and work locations.
Another serious priority is water. Most of us had a wake-up call on water matters last September — which for most people involved simply being aware of consumption for a few days. And what about now, with sea creatures washing ashore on unusable beaches?
Mindlessly greedy development will make things far worse — and perhaps bring on a crisis from which we might never fully recover.
I favor making better use of Collier County’s Annual Update and Inventory Report. The AUIR contains a wealth of information on how to better manage our water and infrastructure resources. It looks not only at what we have but, even more importantly, what we need. Had county leadership taken the AUIR study with systems failure in mind, it’s likely the post-Irma loss of utilities could have been avoided.
Many agencies across the state are studying increasing flooding events and the impact on lifestyle. With my past experience as a member of the Florida Building Commission and current participation on flooding discussion panels with John Englander and other experts, I have a front-line position on the how to effectively deal with the five forms of flooding; rain, sheet flow, storm surge, king tides and sea rise.
I will be the full-time commissioner District 2 deserves. I bring no conflicts to the job, so there will be no need for recusals.
My professional, real-world experience will bring to the commission new and actionable ideas and help expand the board’s expertise in dealing with present and future challenges.
I am asking for your vote in the Aug. 28 primary.
Brad Schiffer, a Republican candidate for Collier County Commission, has [...]
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Meet Brad Schiffer at These Upcoming Events
East Naples Civic Association
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Players Club at Lely Resort
8060 Lely Dr., Naples
Politics in the Park
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Naples Conference Center
1455 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples
Pelican Bay Men’s Coffee
Time: 9-10 a.m.
6251 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples