Author: Mariella

Mariella Smith speaks for Sierra Club against Urban Sprawl

Citizen victory against urban sprawl

Citizens won a major battle against costly urban sprawl at a public hearing last Tuesday when County Commissioner Pat Kemp led the board to deny two proposed changes to our Comprehensive Plan. The proposals would have paved over rural areas with urban subdivisions, impacted wetlands, undermined community plans, and burdened taxpayers with the transportation costs that come with adding suburban commuters to far-flung rural areas.

My sign at the Women's March

Photos from the Women’s March

I marched with over 20,000 women, men & children in the Women’s March in St. Pete — one of the many sister marches around the country that marched simultaneously in solidarity with the marchers...

Sierra Club endorsements for the 2016 election

Tampa Bay Sierra Club’s postcard lists endorsements for local and state for races in the Tampa Bay area. You can find more endorsements for the federal races and other state districts on the Florida...