Inverness Residents Speak Up Against a New Toll Road in Citrus County--Stop the Turnpike Extension
Tue May 03 2022 at 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
City of Inverness, Florida Government | Inverness, FL
AdvertisementAttention Inverness and Citrus residetns! Share this Facebook event widely in your networks and with your neighbors! Stop a NEW toll road from coming to Inverness and Citrus County!
Join us on Tuesday, May. 3rd at 5:30 PM for the regularly scheduled Inverness City Council meeting. This is the meeting we have been waiting for in Inverness. We have been told by the City Manager that the Northern Turnpike Extension will be on the agenda. We are making plans to show up in force so that the City Council hears from residents why we want them to reject the road and pass a No Build resolution against the Northern Turnpike Extension toll roads to send a crystal clear message to FDOT, Governor Ron DeSantis, Senate President, House Speaker, the entire Florida Legislature, and the Citrus Board of County Commissioners.
We will have brightly colored No Build mini-posters and magenta Rural Florida Says No Toll Roads stickers to wear so you don't even have to give public comments to be heard! Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat and to register for public comment!
-Date: Tuesday, May, 3rd 2022
-Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
-Location: Inverness Government Center
-Address: 212 W. Main Street Inverness, FL 34450
Before the May 3rd City Council meeting please send a strong “No Build” message to all of the Inverness City Council Members asking them to pass a “No Build” resolution against the Northern Turnpike Extension. Raise your environmental, community, cultural and other concerns about the proposed routes. Ask them to support the No Build option and pass a resolution opposing it. Please provide all of the City Council members, the City Manager, and the City Clerk with this DRAFT No Build resolution specific to Inverness for their consideration.
Here is the Inverness specific No Build resolution: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_eXr6Str9wPIu5g2IlRxbW6SrPFijSLJ/view?usp=sharing
Here are the emails you will want to send your No Build message along with the attached Draft Inverness No Build NTE Resolution:
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Our collective advocacy is clearly working and now is the time for the Inverness City Councill needs to hear from the residents that we don’t want our communities, quality of life to be paved over by new toll roads that would ruin our communities, lakes, wetlands, springs, estuaries, wildlife, farmlands all that which makes the Nature Coast so iconic and appealing place to live and visit.
Remember to save the date for the Citrus BOCC NTE Public Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 @ 9:00 AM (be sure to share with a friend! See our FB page for meeting details). Also, if you are a business owner or know of businesses that would be interested in signing on to this Citrus business sign on letter, please send it their way and have them contact [email protected] (instructions for signing on are in the letter). Here is the letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NO_i3inPM8KlfIMarcA2s2TZQ_SGfYln/view?usp=sharing
-No Roads to Ruin resources for Citrus County: https://noroadstoruin.org/citrus/
-If you haven't already, sign the CitrusNo Build Petition here: https://www.change.org/p/citrus-county-bocc-citrus-county-citizens-oppose-northern-turnpike-connector?fbclid=IwAR3kiB1VGO20zwA1gslxN7G0fVvUWHlRK5ZZxQFjq0i4OJbSW-hKEJpuKmQ
-For talking points check out this NTE No Build Fact sheet and handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e8fyNJAtaiIMlCQ-7tCUez0qCDWfsLGJ/view?usp=sharing
More background info:
On March 1st the Inverness City Council received a presentation from FDOT and was less than impressed: https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/inverness-council-unimpressed-with-possible-fdot-turnpike-extension-nearest-city/article_73c6f6cb-5c75-5af9-8b5a-a9b441c06cfd.html
-LTE: No Build is lone option for turnpike extension: https://www.chronicleonline.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/no-build-is-lone-option-for-turnpike-extension/article_3ec13a99-ef3d-51dc-b788-f7aa2c6226b5.html
-LTE: Community Shouldn’t support runaway growth: https://www.chronicleonline.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/community-shouldn-t-support-runaway-growth/article_6fbfe3dd-3622-5728-809b-c89983615392.html
-PRESS RELEASE: ENORMOUS CROWD TO CITRUS COMMISSION: “NO BUILD” IS ONLY WAY TO SAVE OUR COUNTY: https://noroadstoruin.org/press-release-citrus-bocc-2-22-22/
-Chronicle coverage: Anti-build crowd drives home opposition to county board: https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/anti-build-crowd-drives-home-opposition-to-county-board/article_39f11599-3211-5005-b609-a7e8f3437ed3.html
Chronicle coverage: Water district opposes all four turnpike extension routes: https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/water-district-opposes-all-four-turnpike-extension-routes/article_06ccbc2f-efac-53e7-8121-5281da11b387.html
Where is it happening?City of Inverness, Florida Government, 212 W. Main Street,Inverness,FL,United States
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