Monday, September 04, 2017

More subdivisions to flood out West? Maybe. By Geniusofdespair

 Not sure what this group will recommend to the County Commission but by its members I can make a prediction (but I won't, I am saving my butt):
We Want to Hear From You! The Miami-Dade County Urban Expansion Area Task Force was created to provide recommendations related to the County’s Urban Expansion Areas. To inform these recommendations, the Task Force will hear presentations from subject matter experts ( I believe lobbyist will be making Some of the presentations as they made motions to supply their own speakers -- that passed very aggressively) and receive public comments on key topics during scheduled input sessions. Below is a list of upcoming input sessions of the Urban Expansion Area Task Force. The public is invited to attend and provide input on these issues.

·         September 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. - Environmental Considerations Input Session
South Dade Regional Library

·         October 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. – Agricultural Considerations Input Session
South Dade Regional Library

·         Additional input sessions will be scheduled at a later date addressing development, transportation, limestone mining and affordable housing. Please check the UEA Task Force website for updates. 

Nooo. Not a Butt...a "but"

We had better remember Texas' flooded subdivisions before erecting anymore subdivisions of our own....

Texas subdivision in 2016 and then flooded in 2017.

We should heed Robert McCabe's words of 2011 (Real Estate and Economic Research):
South Florida really needs a regional plan for controlled growth (before it becomes a concrete jungle similar to Houston), and a completely new set of elected officials that make decisions based on what's good for the future of South Florida instead of what's good for their wallets.
National Flood Insurance is already $25 BILLION in debt. What could another hurricane do to all those Florida Subdivisions a couple of feet above sea level?

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