Anna Maria resident and developer Mike Coleman asked this week to clarify the story in the June 24 Islander about his application to be a member of the planning and zoning board.
The Islander reported that City Commissioner Dale Woodland originally supported Coleman’s application, but later withdrew his support, and that Coleman, a partner in Pine Avenue Restoration LLC, indicated he would support Woodland’s removal from office during the next election.
Coleman has asked to be quoted as saying, “I would certainly seek to replace him.” In a subsequent e-mail, he added, “on my list of supporters.”
Further said Coleman, “Dale and I are friends who often disagree on policy. Dale and I have stood by our early commitment to separate city hall from city life, disagreeing without being disagreeable.”