A) 90% of the voters don't know about Scotty's (we like our little secret) and,
B) The City is launching an expensive campaign to convince voters that tearing down Scotty's (and building a shopping mall there) is a great idea.
I got a kick out of reading the Facebook page's interpretation of the ballot language. Here it is,
"SHALL THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO LEASE APPROXIMATELY 7 ACRES OF WATERFRONT AND SUBMERGED LANDS IN COCONUT GROVE TO GROVE BAY INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC, PROVIDING FOR 1) A MINIMUM OF $1.4 MILLION IN GUARANTEED ANNUAL RENT AND 2) APPROXIMATELY $17.9 MILLION OF PRIVATELY FUNDED IMPROVEMENTS TO REDEVELOP AN EXISTING MARINA AND PUBLIC BAYWALK, CONSTRUCT RESTAURANTS AND, PARTIALLY FUND A PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE, FOR A 50 YEAR TERM WITH TWO 15 YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS."
"Hey, can we tear down Scotty's Landing and the Chart House, move all of the boats in the boat yard behind it somewhere else, and put up a Shula's Steakhouse, a churrasco place, a kick-ass parking garage, and a really cool big-glass mini-mall?
We promise it'll make money ..for somebody.
And if it doesn't work by the year 2093, we'll totally let you have it back. OK? Vote 'Yes' now" Thanks.