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Governor DeSantis Signs Destructive HB 7103 into Law

Last week, we shared a call to action to ask Governor Ron DeSantis to veto HB 7103. Later that day, the Governor chose to sign the bill into law, cutting growth management laws and restricting affordable housing all over Florida. As before, we stand with 1000 Friends of Florida in their disappointment and concern for…

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LAST CHANCE: Ask Governor DeSantis to Veto HB 7103

Today (June 28, 2019) is the last day to contact Governor DeSantis and ask him to veto HB 7103. This bill will limit Florida’s local affordable housing rules and is being called the “death knell for growth management in Florida.” 1000 Friends of Florida wrote an open letter to Governor DeSantis urging him to veto…

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Shameful Charade: Lee County Approves Mining Deregulation

On Wednesday, June 19, the Lee County Commissioners voted in favor of mining deregulation and amending the comprehensive plan to allow mining anywhere in Lee County. Women For a Better Lee released the following email discussing the events of the zoning hearing and how our County Commissioners continue to ignore public input and serve special…

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Paving Paradise: Lee County’s Wetland Development Program

The Lee County Commissioners have proposed an amendment to the County’s land use plan that will allow commercial and industrial development in areas that were once environmentally-protected wetlands. As protectors of our local wildlife and strong believers in environmental conservation and sustainable development, Lee Future is fighting against proposals such as these. Below, Florida Weekly…

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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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