Citizens and nonprofits can’t afford to sue about bad development decisions if they might lose like this.
This year’s Florida legislature “session of sprawl” passed HB 359/ SB 540 entitled “Local Government Comprehensive Plans” that would allow the winning parties to recover their attorney fees from the losing parties in legal challenges to comprehensive plans and plan amendments. Developer attorneys tend to be very expensive. You probably can’t afforsd to pay for them, and we can’t, either.
We need local governments to be accountable to the people.
Please ask Governor DeSantis to veto HB 359 / SB 540.
You can use this handy Waterkeeper Florida form:
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-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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