In a meeting that many citizens of Vero Beach saw as a call to action against the proposal to conduct a referendum without any input from the public. Originally, most citizens expected a charrette conducted by a professional company and participated in by those very citizens, from which a plan would be developed for what is current known as the three corners properties on 17th Street. Instead, that process was short-circuited primarily by Mayor Zudans to approve holding the referendum without public input and doing it this November although nothing can happen on these properties for at least a year for the power plant and three to five years on the water treatment plant. Vice Mayor Young immediately challenged the process for discussing the topic because of last minutes changes to the wording on this agenda item. Council member Moss was also opposed to this process.
Many people spoke, not one of them in favor of this short circuit approach. Then Councilman Brackett came out against rushing into this and Councilman Howle also agreed. So the decision was made to discuss the subject again at the next Council meeting, including reviving the charrette issue that had been originally planned.