Subject: YSP space
ExCom: Be aware other folks are lining up to take a shot at the ex-
Pelican Man space. There's certainly no rationale to put another
animal rescue joint there, as one could be located anywhere. As you
might expect, Mote is starting to flex its interest.
However the site could be wonderful for the YSP, and give them their
own space. I'm sure we at the SSS can, will and should put all our
energies to help the YSP secure that spot. However the lack of
response from the YSP leadership to even consider the idea makes me
wonder if we are living with a parasite...a 30-something who refuses
to consider leaving home.
Considering the checkered relationship between the SSS and YSP over
these decades, if they refuse to pursue this opening and opportunity,
I for one will be more critical of their performance in the future.
The slack is coming out of my line of approval.
The reason for urgency is two-fold. Not only is the future of the
property in play, but the City island Leaseholders Association is
meeting 11 Jan 07 for routine biz...two days after our SSS Board
meeting. The Pelican Man issue is certain to arise at the CILA, and
if the YSP has not taken a position at that time, the ball will fall
by default to Mote for CILA support. It's "head out of the sand time"
for the YSP, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Until we hear from the YSP, I would not support starting construction
of "their" office on "our" property. s/StanZ
ps. I note as of last Friday the houseboat was still at the wave
fence. Is anybody home over there?