From the Herald-Tribune‘s Capt. Zach Zacharias, 01/10/2019, and the Bradenton Herald‘s Marc Masferrer, 01/10/2019:
Mr. Beruff’s name may not mean a lot to folks in other parts of our state, but his reputation as the owner of Medallion Homes and partner in the Aqua by the Bay (Long Bar Pointe) development on the last remaining 3-mile stretch of relatively undisturbed mangrove shoreline in Sarasota Bay should ring a bell.
To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Beruff does not have any abiding interest, education or training in the stewardship of our fish and game resources. As a matter of fact, he and his development interests have been under scrutiny for molesting bald eagle nests and bulldozing green space buffer zones of abutting properties in the area. These are just a couple of instances, there have been others, which have been well documented in the local press.
Carlos Beruff does not deserve to be a commissioner on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He has no relevant experience other than contributions to former Gov. Scott, who made the appointment at the 11th hour of his tenure.