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Hold Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary Line

Recently, you were asked to let our County Commissioners know that you want them to Hold the Line on Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary. A total of 44 community members advocated for natural resource protection and voiced their opposition to develop beyond this boundary. Breaching the line places our drinking water, the Everglades, and Biscayne Bay at risk. A proposal to develop an 800-acre industrial complex is in the works, and the County Commission voted “yes” on September 9 to  build in the Everglades. This project would be a nail in the coffin for plans to bring much-needed freshwater to Biscayne Bay through Everglades restoration.


Although it was not enough to stop this project from moving forward, five commissioners prioritized the Everglades' protection and voted “no” to moving the urban development boundary. The outcome of this vote is not the end of this campaign—the 800-acre development proposal will come before the Commission again for a second vote in the near future. We have more work to do.


Let's take action now and show your support to the commissioners who voted to Hold the Line!

Click HERE to thank Commissioners Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Jean Monestime, Raquel Regalado, and René Garcia.

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