Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Dear Esteemed Pinellas County Commissioners.
I hope this missive finds you well. Allow me to open by conveying my thanks for your service to Pinellas County. I’m sure it is at times a frustrating or even thankless task, and I appreciate your collective efforts.
I am writing you today to request that you consider granting a special dispensation allowing me the use of the fishing piers on the Pinellas County side of the Friendship Bridge.
Yes, I know that the Friendship Bridge is in a state of dilapidated limbo, and that, in the words of Hillsborough County Public Works Director Bob Gordon, the bridge “could collapse into Tampa Bay at any moment.” But I’m willing to deal with the risk, and to sign any waiver of responsibility on the part of Pinellas County, in order to have a nice, quiet and convenient — however potentially lethal — place to spend a few hours fishing when I can find the time.