These 3 county commissioners claim the money didn’t influence their votes, but that’s beside the point. They should not be accepting money from a lobbyist right before they’re going to vote on that lobbyist’s...
Category: Hillsborough County Government
Two weeks ago I reported that Hillsborough is one of only 4 counties where the state has NO land targeted for conservation on Florida Forever’s list. Some of us tried to talk to the DEP land-acquisition committee (ARC) about this, but they didn’t even show up for their public meeting. I think we need to ask our State Legislators for help.
Now that Florida voters have overwhelmingly passed the Water & Land Conservation Amendment (Amendment 1), which restores the funding for our state to buy and protect environmental land, let’s take a look at the state’s list of proposed conservation projects … wait, what?! In the whole state-wide list of all the conservation land the state is considering for acquisition, throughout Florida’s 67 counties, Hillsborough is one of only 3 counties where the state lists NO proposed conservation projects.
Today is the last day of Mark Sharpe’s term on the County Commission. I will miss him on our county commission, and I’d like to thank him for his service.
It is a bad idea to re-name the whole Environmental Lands program (not just one park) after a politician. Also, there should be public discussion and opportunity for input on any name change of this publicly authorized and publicly funded program.
Now’s our chance, while Hillsborough County is negotiating new garbage collection contracts, to tell the county we want CLEANER, GREENER & CHEAPER service. Here’s my wish-list I’m sending our county, requesting my favorite options from among those…