Hold the Line!

Sign on to tell our commissioners to not extend the Urban Development Boundary into the Everglades!

Help us Hold the Line! Sign this petition today!

The Urban Development Boundary (UDB) is the most effective zoning tool in Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) that restricts high density and industrial uses in the western and southern portions that lie outside of the developed urban county.

Moving the UDB will only encourage development on sensitive low lying areas when we need to protect our communities from flood and sea level rise. Most importantly, the UDB protects our water supply, our local food supply, the Everglades and our livelihood. The boundary serves as a greenway belt separating Miami Dade from the Everglades through farms, low density housing and wetlands.  It also allows us to concentrate our tax dollars on infrastructure within the already developed portions of our community.

Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) want to extend the SR836 outside the UDB, a roughly 15-mile extension of the Dolphin Expressway into the Kendall area would take the highway past the County’s Urban Development Boundary, crossing through suburban neighborhoods, as well as farms, wetlands and other rural areas. To approve the project, Miami Dade would need to rewrite current growth rules, which prohibits this kind of massive highway project outside the urban boundary.

Take a pledge today and join The Hold the Line Coalition, a collective group of businesses, individuals and environmental and transit groups working together to ensure South Florida remains sustainable by protecting the rural and natural resources and the few remaining green spaces and agricultural resources to the west of the UDB and by endorsing smart growth and infill redevelopment projects within the already developed parts of Dade County. 

By signing this pledge today, I ask the mayor and county Commission to solve the traffic problems by investing heavily in public transit within the core of our city and investing in infill and redevelopment projects that mirror the results of the seven50 planning project.  Not in roads and bus rapid transit projects to nowhere that will perpetuate sprawl and reduce the value of my investments within Miami Dade.

 

 

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  • signed 2017-12-13 00:25:05 -0500
  • signed via 2017-10-01 23:44:40 -0400
  • signed 2017-09-17 22:20:49 -0400
    Save the Everglades!!
  • signed 2017-07-17 14:50:07 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-28 01:50:12 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-17 11:53:49 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-03 06:55:34 -0400
    Kevin Thompson
  • signed 2017-03-23 10:27:53 -0400
    SAVE OUR INDUSTRIES! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING AND FIX THIS SERIOUS PROBLEM.
  • signed 2017-03-04 10:06:58 -0500
  • signed via 2017-03-02 12:54:45 -0500
  • signed via 2017-03-01 21:59:24 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-01 20:18:42 -0500
    Sign the petition: Petition #1
  • signed 2017-03-01 20:17:46 -0500
    Robert Keim
  • signed 2017-03-01 12:41:13 -0500
  • signed 2017-02-06 09:32:50 -0500
    For the Everglades ecosystem to survive we need water flowing south from Lake Okeechobe and we need that water to be clean. Right now we are sending too much polluted water east and west into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, causing massive algal blooms and environmental damage. 2014’s Amendment One provided the funding to buy the land needed to hold and clean water south of the Lake, but this year only a quarter of the money allocated has been proposed to be spent and it has been proposed for South Florida Water Management District, not for land buys. Please support Senate Bill 10 to protect the future of all Floridians and Florida’s ecosystem.
  • signed via 2017-02-04 15:26:29 -0500
  • signed 2017-02-04 11:33:38 -0500
    The residents of Florida voted to spend money to buy land through Amendent I, yet the FL legislature has not done that. They are ignoring the voters. We are a tourist state, and we are going to lose those tourists unless we do something to clean up our polluted water.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-03 20:17:39 -0500
    Sign the petition: Petition #1
  • signed 2017-02-03 20:16:50 -0500
  • signed 2017-02-03 16:55:51 -0500
  • signed 2017-01-30 21:39:12 -0500
    Stephanie A DeGuglimo