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Agenda: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council 2023-06-22

It’s refeshing when a public body includes its agenda and board packet along with its meeting announcement.

[Notice and location, NCFRPC, 2023-06-23]
Notice and location, NCFRPC, 2023-06-23

Council Members, Interested Persons, and News Media,


Please be advised that there will be a Hybrid Meeting in-Person at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, Suwannee Room, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, Florida, and via Communications Media Technology for the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

The guest speaker will Vivian Young, Communications Director, 1000 Friends of Florida.

Meeting access via communications media technology in the following format:

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


DIAL IN NUMBER: Toll Free: 1.877.309.2073

ACCESS CODE: 939-292-965

Please find attached the meeting notice and agenda for the Council meeting.

Click on the following link for a printable version of the complete Council meeting packet.

Please let me know if you will be attending either in person or virtually. Continue reading

Videos: toll road planning –E.D. Scott R. Koons & Ken Cornell @ NCFRPC 2019-05-23

Last Thursday, NCFRPC E.D. Scott R. Koons noted that Appointments to the task forces for each of the toll road corridors would start soon. Among the types of representatives that are supposed to be appointed, are environmental organizations (two of those listed in the bill are on record opposing it).

[Scott R. Koons, E.D., NCFRPC]
Scott R. Koons, E.D., NCFRPC

Koons also discussed approved funding for a hurricane evacuation study. Why, you may wonder, was the toll road bill, supposedly largely about hurricane evacuation, passed before that study was even started?

Ken Cornell of Alachua County noted “There’s a lot of election cycles before this is going to be done.” Indeed, a new governor could decline to implement this toll road boondoggle, and if enough elected officials on the task forces oppose it, that might even stop it. He also said:

[Planning, Ken Cornell, Alachua County]
Planning, Ken Cornell, Alachua County

Cornell asked for new Executive Committee members to get together before the next Council meeting,

So we can have some discussions at this Council like what we’re doing for Valdosta, and have a united front. Alachua County and I know many others will stand in support of this issue.

Suwannee Riverkeeper stands in support of the counties opposed to the toll roads.

Below are the WWALS videos from that North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting in Lake City, FL, with more details. Continue reading