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Seven50 Opposition History

In December 2012, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County voted to withdraw from the Seven50 plan.

Read the letter that Commissioner Bob Solari wrote to Michael Busha, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, outlining some of the reasons why the Indian River County Commission disapproved of the Seven50 plan for Indian River County citizens.

Here is the story of that historic movement to withdraw from Seven50:

There is an ever-increasing government overreach in Indian River County. Here, in our 5-county area, we recognize this as Regionalism, the encroachment upon our property for the good of the collective, not the individual. To educate themselves on the deceptively innocuous term sustainable development, a core group of citizens attended a road show, or design charette in Vero Beach on October 25th of 2012. It was presented by “The Southeast Florida Regional Sustainable Communities HUD Grant Initiative.” Under their freshly-minted new name of “Seven50,” meaning, the control of seven Florida counties within 50 years, they planned to encompass an area stretching from Indian River County all the way to Key West. What this group learned at their meeting caused a small citizen uprising. Read the rest of this entry