Rehoboth officials all talk, no action

June 24, 2016

We question whether Rehoboth city government is all talk and no action. There has been a lot of proposed legislation to deal with density, noise and parking for general public safety in Rehoboth. Bay Mart is the first test to see if city government is strong enough to stand up to developers.

We feel the officials are not off to a good start. Instead of making the developer conform to the city’s long-range goals, they appear ready to let the developer dictate to them without any regards to city government’s vision of Rehoboth.

We hope the fire marshal will stand his ground on the roadways into and within the proposed development. As you know, emergency personnel don’t drive golf cart-size vehicles. (The developer plans on 20-foot-wide roadways similar to golf cart paths.) Often owners can’t get all of their cars in the driveway, posing further congestion to the proposed golf cart paths.

We invite Rehoboth Beach officials to walk through Philadelphia Place and observe how tight the parking is on the weekend even with very close access to nearby parking.

Tom Delany
Linda Delany
Rehoboth Beach

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