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.
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Please vote for these Sierra Club endorsements: Pat Kemp for County Commission and YES on Amendment 4. Don’t miss that amendment on the back of your mail-in ballot.
Patrick Manteiga, editor of La Gaceta, wrote a thorough analysis & major trashing of the county’s push to raise our sales tax to pay for some transportation projects — mostly roads & road improvements, with relatively little for mass transit.
The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is finalizing a 10-year plan that would let nuisance plants like Brazilian pepper take over the Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park, destroying habitat and food sources for the imperiled species who live there … Please help by sending an email now.
Tampa Bay Sierra Club won our case in federal court vs. Cypress Creek Town Center today! The judge declared the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers invalid, and scolded them thusly: F. CONCLUSIONThe Corps has failed to fulfill its statutory du…
Conservation Group Praises Work to Protect Florida’s Environment & Communities Sierra Club today announced its endorsement of Pat Kemp for Florida State House District 58. “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endo…