OVERDEVELOPMENT

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The Cost of Sprawl to Lee County Residents

Someone wants to build a big new development out in the middle of nowhere in Lee County. As a Lee County taxpayer and resident, why should you care? Easy… because that new development will cost you money. Money needed to build or expand infrastructure to accommodate these new residents. Money lost in traffic tie-ups, property…

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The Death of Community Planning in Bayshore

In the early 2000s, recognizing the increase in development pressure and sparked by a plan to locate a new mine in Bayshore, a group of residents calling themselves the Bayshore Steering Committee formed to create a community plan for Bayshore. They hired a planner with their own money and held meetings for public input. As…

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Lee County is Growing So Fast & We Are Losing the Quality of Life

Lee Future believes in a better Lee County and is fighting for a sustainable future and high quality of life. Charlotte Newton, a longtime community leader and citizen member of the News-Press Editorial Board, penned a commentary in February which highlights the threats to our quality of life caused by the County Commissioners’ current policies…

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