Legislative Committee Update

Tallahassee Capital Building

Notes from the Legislative Committee!
Somehow, over the years, the Land Use and Building codes for Monroe County have eroded and become “big development” friendly.  Citizens never win!!  Developers and corporate greed win because our Code enables them.  

7-11 IN Key Largo – proposed next door to the Tom Thumb Gas and just down the road from the Marathon Gas station, which are both small businesses with the cheapest gas in the county.  
John Howe reported the proposed 7-11 site is at MM 98, and there already are 15-17 gas stations between the southern end of Plantation Key (MM 85) and the beginning of “the stretch” to Florida City (MM 105).

For secret meeting info – Check this out: https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=9630&month=1&year=2023&day=13&calType=0
 Folks should check back here https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=9618&month=1&year=2023&day=13&calType=0 next week for the Dev. Review Committee zoom meeting agenda (with attached background files?). 
Please attend in person or by Zoom.  
Please Plan to say a few words about your concerns for the Keys and the massive overbuilding taking place on US 1 and our oceanfront and bay front.

Staff needs to become aware that we are very interested in what they do.  
Planning Commission Members need to hear the words that there are enough people, gas stations, and grocery stores. 
This is where we start.  Will we win the battle?  That depends upon how outspoken we are, so please prepare your talking points.
The meeting starts at 9:00 am and is in the Government Center in Marathon, 2798 Overseas Hwy, 2nd floor.
Thanks again to John Howe!!

Legislative Committee

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