Hold Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary Line

Mayor Levine Cava has Vetoed the District 8 Application Legislation

For decades, Miami-Dade has protected a bright line to stop urban sprawl into the Everglades, called the “Urban Development Boundary”; this is one of our best tools to protect the Everglades and our drinking water. Over the last year, over 1,400 of you advocated for the aquatic environment and Everglades by letting the  County Commissioners know that you were against moving the Urban Development Boundary for an application to build a logistics center in southern Miami-Dade County.

The final vote took place on November 1, 2022, at County Hall. After a tense day of public comments, presentations, and debate, the majority of the Commission voted to move the Urban Development Boundary. However…

Mayor Levine Cava has vetoed this legislation. To sustain this veto, the Mayor needs a two-thirds vote of all commissioners present at a meeting to override a mayoral vote.

Let our Commissioners know that you are against moving the Urban Development Boundary.

Take action now by sending an email to the Board of County Commissioners. Two emails will be sent on your behalf. The first one shares support for the Mayor’s veto with the Commissioners who stood firm on protecting our Everglades, Biscayne Bay, and our drinking water. The second reiterates to the Commissioners who voted to move the line that you do not support the approved plan to build a 350-acre development beyond the Urban Development Boundary, nor other potential breaches of the line.

Enter your information and push the "send email" button at the bottom of this page. Feel free to edit the letter and make it your own.  

We will not, in any circumstances, share your personal information with other individuals or organizations without your permission, including public organizations, corporations, or individuals.

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    • Meghan Balling
      commented 2022-11-02 16:10:42 -0400
      I do not support the plan to build this massive development beyond the Urban Development Boundary. Further expansion will erase the ONLY Everglades ecosystem in the U.S. as well as the ecosystem services and habitat/species biodiversity this ecosystem offers. Continued degradation of this ecosystem and habitat will have even further-reaching, longer-term negative impacts on the environement, the economy, and our livelihoods in the future.
    • Miami Waterkeeper
      published this page in Take Action 2022-09-23 15:59:28 -0400
    • D C
      commented 2022-09-22 11:20:29 -0400
      The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners just approved a budget which includes investments in our waterways. Now it is voting on an approval to move the Urban Development Boundary which would negatively affect our waterways and encourage farther excursions in the future. Is our government philosophy to giveth with one hand and taketh with the other? I urge the commissioners to vote no on both proposals to move the UDB and to always defer to protection of our waterways over any developer interest or movement of the UDB.
    • Miami Waterkeeper
      published this page in Take Action 2022-09-21 19:37:58 -0400
    • Marguerite LaFontisee
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    • Miami Waterkeeper
      published this page in Take Action 2022-05-23 14:27:12 -0400
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    • Teodorescu Emanuel
      commented 2022-02-09 11:14:04 -0500
      Very interesting!
    • Miami Waterkeeper
      published this page in Take Action 2021-11-04 14:49:45 -0400