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New Location February Growth Management Committee Meeting

2/10/2014

The Sierra Growth Management Committee will meet at 5:30 pm on February 10 at Unity of Tampa, 3302 West Horatio Street, Tampa 33609, just prior to the February Tampa Bay Sierra Club General Meeting (details here). Related documents for meeting here.

The efforts of Sierra and others have successfully placed the Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment on the ballot for November. Soon we begin mobilizing to get this amendment passed and to elect Florida friendly candidates. Sierra is the most trusted “brand” in America. When you campaign as Sierra, voters listen. Multiply your vote: Campaign with Sierra.

Water issues will be in the forefront of this legislative session. A bill to change the way water is allocated, used and reused will emerge early. Other issues include the sale of thousands of acres of preservation land and possibly a “shell bill” to fast track tourist trap development in the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve. Sierra will be there.

Hundreds of acres of Cone Ranch are being opened to the public. Saved from private development by Sierra activists four years ago and purchased by ELAPP to become the Lower Green Swamp Preserve, 13,000 acres have been saved for future generations.

A privately owned, elevated toll road could bring intense development pressure to the Cone Ranch / Two Rivers Ranch area, if approved. The 33 mile Pasco superhighway from Hwy 19 to Hwy 301 would terminate near this undeveloped area. In Lutz, a proposed rezoning threatens even more cul de sac, turfgrass subdivisions, at the expense of wild Florida.

If you can, please join our February Growth Management meeting to cultivate smart growth and sustainable development of Florida’s precious and limited resources.

Kent Bailey
Chair
kent.bailey@florida. sierraclub.org

>>> News for Sierra Activists <<<

Clean Water Rally in Tally Feb 18
Buses from across Florida converge on Tallahassee for a day of lobbying and activism
Make Plans for a Day with Your Legislators
Speak Truth to Power!
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Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners
Move Forward with High Speed Ferry
6 to 1 Vote Authorizes Interim Public Private Partnership Agreement

Lower Green Swamp Preserve aka Cone Ranch
Partially Opened for Public January 28
300-400 acres of 13,000 acre preserve opens for hiking, horseback riding and passive recreation

Massive Elevated East/West Toll Proposed in Pasco
From New Port Richie to Dade City
Concern about impacts and increased sprawl expressed

HB 703 Threatens Florida's Wetlands and More
Read Attachment and Call Your Legislators NOW
Dangerous Bill Ends Local Rights to Protect Environment


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