No (Toll) Roads to Ruin meeting, Madison, FL 2020-02-11

Update 2020-04-02: Videos, No Build: Speakers at M-CORES toll road meeting, Madison, FL 2020-02-11.

Update 2020-02-05: The next day in Fanning Springs there’s another meeting, that one about the Northern Turnpike Connector, because that and Suncoast Connector’s “study areas” both include Levy and Citrus Counties.

We don’t need a toll road running across the Suwannee River, and calling it “Suncoast Connector” doesn’t make it any better. That 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.

When: 3:30-4:30 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Where: 771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy, Madison, FL 32340-2857

Event: facebook

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, and why not.

Here are some citizens previously speaking against this toll road boondoggle.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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