Letter to the Pilot
‘Event houses’ too much
When I read “For good of the city, support Sandbridge” (letter, July 24), I had to laugh. I lived in Sandbridge from 1971 until 2001. My children were raised in the community. I was a founding member of Friends of Back Bay and served on the board of the Sandbridge Civic League for 14 years, with two terms as president.
I fought hard against changing from septic tanks because I understood that it would alter the area and hurt the environment. I also was concerned about condo zoning. I didn’t realize that the event houses would be built and would become such a detriment to the community.
I own commercial property in Sandbridge, and I still think the quality of life is more important than what appears to me to be corporate greed.
The letter-writer is not listed in the amazing Sandbridge Directory, which leads me to wonder whether he even lives there. If he doesn’t, he isn’t affected by the event houses. In his letter, he mentions “proper oversight” of Sandbridge. But what entity will be charged with “proper oversight” of the event houses?
Sheila Braithwaite Virginia Beach