Dan Lobeck of Control Growth Now at Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) in Sarasota on March 12, 2018, speaking about Smart Growth, the upcoming elections, and Single District Voting.
Part 2 with Q & A:
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This piece by Dan Lobeck first appeared in the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Group newsletter.
Sarasota County Council of
Neighborhood Associations - CONA
- monthly meeting -MondayMarch 12, 2018
at 7 p .m.
smart growth needed
more than everOn please join CONA for a presentation by
the president of Control Growth Now, Dan Lobeck, regarding recent and proposed changes by local government to the vision of our community that had been carefully-crafted for the future by citizens participating in the extensive planning process that resulted in an award-winning comprehensive plan.
These changes are compromising the smart growth goals of our vision, including those protecting neighborhood compatibility and the environment, limiting traffic congestion, constraining urban sprawl, and making growth pay its own way rather than being borne by existing taxpayers.
Mr. Lobeck will propose solutions and reforms within our government institutions and political choices that will benefit and represent the interests of neighborhoods, residents, and businesses.Among the potential solutions that will be discussed, is an initiative toward single-member districts for county commission seats that currently is working toward placing a referendum on the county voting ballot.Q & A will follow. A social precedes the meeting at .
meetings.html for more about CONA.social 6:30 p.m. - meeting 7:00 p.m.at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Artsneighbors helping neighborhoods since 1961save the date - our anniversary party -
CONA meetings are free and open to the public as well as members of the more than seventy associations the organization represents and its individual members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, which is at the intersection of Tamiami Trail, south of the Municipal Auditorium. Parking and the entrance are reached from Van Wezel Way. Socials precede the meetings at , the meetings begin at
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