If the city of Clearwater wants to get serious about redevelopment, the first part of any redevelopment plans for downtown Clearwater involves transforming Scientology from a mafia-like totalitarian political movement into something resembling a church.
The people of Clearwater made it clear on 7/11 that they do not intend to pay for a Scientology playground in downtown Clearwater. When Clearwater residents were polled by the SPT a couple of weeks before the referendum, people said they would still not come downtown any more that presently after the development. Ask yourself WHY? Contrary to Mr. Roberto's stated feeling, Scientology is the WHY!!!
The Lisa McPherson Trust, which is a Scientology watchdog group located in downtown Clearwater has a blueprint for the fist step in redeveloping downtown Clearwater which is a 10 point plan for reforming Scientology into a beneficial citizen of Clearwater. Read our plans, it's on the LISA MCPHERSON TRUST website at, www.lisatrust.net or write to us or stop by our office at 33 North Harrison and help us fight for Scientology reforms. Ask Mr. Roberto to give you a copy of our plan that we gave to him in February.
There are many things right about Clearwater but Scientology is not one of them. If you Mr. Mayor and the City Commissioners want to take a very positive step for redevelopment and for the future of Clearwater you will first fix what is wrong about Clearwater, Scientology. You held 60 meetings all over Clearwater about a redevelopment plan that was wrong for Clearwater. I urge you to hold 6 meetings in Clearwater about what is what is wrong with Scientology. You may learn something about Clearwater's biggest problem.