To continue building a network of people with diverse interests who share the goals of the campaign—to protect the Miami-Dade Urban Development Boundary. The campaign goal is to persuade decision makers to maintain the current growth boundary (Hold The Line) until existing infrastructure needs are funded and implemented. More specifically to:
Send letters to Florida Committee members to preserve local control and defend environmental resources!
As we feared, the first bill attacking wetlands protections has been filed. Sponsored by Representative Randy Maggard, HB 527 requires municipalities and counties to purchase land for wetland buffer zones via eminent domain and preempts dredge and fill regulations to the state. This bill appears designed to avoid any developer vs community conflict similar to the unpopular vote to reduce wetland buffers earlier this year in Manatee County.