PIC was begun in 1984 by concerned citizens to combat rampant over-development then prevalent on the Key. The response was instant and dramatic. Many Longboaters became PIC members and worked to elect town commissioners who reduced density, instituted strict zoning and made Longboat Key what it is today.
PIC has played a major role in maintaining the residential quality of life on Longboat Key. In the 80′s we helped to limit over-development and to blunt efforts to turn our island into one big tourist resort. PIC helped in stopping the transfer of density from bayside to gulfside, in fighting to keep our open space lands intact, and keeping the town commission from opting out of the state-required comprehensive plan. In the mid-2000′s when businesses began to suffer due to lost tourist units, PIC promoted rectifying this imbalance, recognizing that extremes either way were not beneficial to the island. We continue to keep a watchful eye on what is happening on our key and to work for what is best for homeowners and taxpayers.