Ocala, Florida — Tonight, January 20, 2015, the Ocala City Council will be holding several public meetings.
The meetings will cover the Trinity Lane mixed-use development that would destroy the farmland at Red Oak and Ocala Stud farms, for the purpose of development. The farms are located off of Southwest 27th Avenue.
Jennifer L. Hoefsmit, of Ocala, plans to speak about a new ordinance that prohibits businesses from displaying outside sales racks, sidewalk signs advertising specials, and this is just to name a few of the prohibitions being placed on small businesses by the city.
Business owners say the “Outside Sales Ordinance” could potentially destroy many small businesses in the area. Which is kind of ironic since the tag-line for the city is “Find Your Place.”