Let’s save Cone Ranch now — not 5 years from now.
Please write the county commissioners and ask them to save Cone Ranch by putting it in ELAPP now — not 5 years from now. Thursday (tomorrow) at 1:30 Commissioners will consider waiting 5 years, while striking a deal with the Water Utility that has a lot of problems. See the staff report.This staff report is written by the Water Utility, which can’t put aside their own interests in this transaction. So I’m asking the commissioners to get a second opinion, from an objective, independent consultant, to find a way to transfer Cone Ranch from the Water Utility to ELAPP in a way that protects the interests of ELAPP, the taxpayers, and our Hillsborough River. Here’s more about the problems with the Water Utility’s recommendations, including an attorney’s opinion about “possible illegalities.” See my letter — feel free to cut & paste, and please forward to anyone else who might also write in.