And no toll road coming right up to the Suwannee River from the south, not even if it’s called “Northern Turnpike Connector.” Yes, the day after the Madison, FL, Suncoast Connector meeting, there’s a meeting in Fanning Springs, FL, about the Northern Turnpike Connector. Why Fanning Springs? Because their “study areas” overlap, both including Levy and Citrus Counties.
Any of these toll road boondoggles would waste money that should go to water quality testing and eco-tourism, not to mention fixing fertilizer nitrates leaching into our springs and rivers.
9:30-4:30 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4:00 PM Public Comment
Suwannee River Fair Pavilion
17851 NW 90th Avenue
Fanning Springs, Florida 32693
What: Sierra Club and Florida Conservation Voters has partnered with 70+ organizations, including Suwannee Riverkeeper, to form the No Roads To Ruin Coalition. This consortium of environmental advocacy organizations, small businesses, community and sportsmen groups strongly oppose the three proposed toll roads. We must mobilize as many people as possible to turn out in opposition.
Much more here.
This meeting is actually organized by M-CORES, “Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance”, promoters of the toll road boondoggle. The M-CORES meeting starts at 9:30 AM, with Public Comment at 4PM, according to their agenda.
You’ll notice nothing on their agenda about a no-build option, because they don’t have one. Maybe you’d like to suggest they should not build it.
Here are some citizens previously speaking against this toll road boondoggle.
Thanks to WWALS member Garth Brewster for spotting this meeting.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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