Friday, October 10, 2014

Time for Action: Stop the Changes to 2050

Who's in charge here? The people of Sarasota, or a handful of developers? 

East Sarasota County

Changes to the 2050 Plan
County Commission Vote

Wednesday, October 22nd
Expected start time for 2050 hearing, 1:30 pm

County Commission Chambers
1660 Ringling Boulevard 
 Sarasota FL 34236 (across from Post Office)

It's important to create a public record of opposition to changes. Please plan
to attend and give input
on October 22nd. Our quality of life, environment, prosperity, & tax burden will be impacted by 2050 changes.

Write to the County Commission and the state Department of Economic Opportunity to protest 2050 changes.

Please send your personal comments to: 

Sarasota County BCC

Sarasota's Urban Service Boundary & Fiscal Neutrality are protected policies in the County Charter. Many believe the County Commission may be violating these and other protections by compromising the Urban Service Boundary (USB) through the "gutting" or indiscriminate, excessive amendment of 2050 . To learn more about 2050 & the Urban Service Boundary, click here 
Our neighborhoods, taxes & quality of life are at risk due to proposed changes to 2050 which benefit a handful of landowners. 2050's fiscal neutrality policy requires development outside our Urban Service Boundary to pay for the infrastructure (urban services) it requires - both the upfront and long term infrastructure costs. Existing housing capacity within Sarasota's USB is enough to meet projected housing demand for decades. Facilitating surplus development outside the USB by compromising 2050 standards undermines our community prosperity.

Your input is critical. Please share this information with others.

For further information on the problems with changing 2050's fiscal neutrality policy, go to:

For Snail mail:

Ray Eubanks, Valerie Brookens
Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street
Caldwell Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120

Sarasota County Commissioners
1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Sarasota Council of Neighborhood Associations
PO Box 15788
Sarasota, Florida 34277

Questions, contact:

Sarasota Council of Neighborhood Associations
Lourdes Ramirez, President
PO Box 15788
Sarasota, Florida 34277 

The 2050 Action Network

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