Tonight at 9 on North Florida Writer Live we'll talk about the heavy construction push and what it means to those who have lived in the area for generations. Not only will their land be impacted, many will be removed as their land is condemned by the the State of Florida under eminent domain. There is a much easier alternative which will not require the destruction of the fragile environment and lives, but Governor Scott is determined to make Florida just another place on the map that looks like a cookie cutter version of what is happening not only nationwide, but worldwide. There is nothing wrong with growth and development, yet there should be a middle ground between common sense and the never ending push by developers to pave over every square inch of land. Sadly, the middle ground is not something that is of interest to him.
When the big money guys get their hooks into government with lobbying dollars, most elected officials quickly cave to take advantage of the bankroll. And the people? Well, too bad, because many citizens get overrun with nary a care. And the Governor, who won his last election by a small margin deems he has a mandate to wreck the state the way he wants. After all, once his term is up, he can relocate anywhere he wants while the suffering he leaves behind, including a fast approaching major water shortage, will be his legacy.
We'll discuss this issue with Hawthorne Mayor Matt Surrency tonight at 9. The mayor says he is not in support of a major highway addition to the area but what exactly does he mean by "the area"? We'll find out tonight on North Florida Writer Live. Hope you'll join us; here's the link: