Regionalism – and Seven50, as the manifestation of regionalism in southeast Florida – enhances top down federal government control over local matters by moving key local government planning activities out of the hands of local elected officials and into the hands of Boards of unelected bureaucrats and special interests.
You should be afraid whenever you hear the word “appointed”. If you don’t like the action of an elected official you can vote that official out of office. Rest assured: these “appointed” officials have an agenda. It’s just that your needs and wishes are nowhere to be found on their agenda radar. You, as an individual, are powerless over “appointed” officials. You have no power to vote them out of office. Our Constitution grants us the right of Home Rule. Why would anyone want to pass that right (and freedom) to regional bureaucrats?
The following pages describe various elements and characteristics of Seven50 and regionalism: