“Doubling down on Virginia Key the way they’re doing it is just stupid,” said environmental attorney Albert J. Slap, representing the Waterkeepers. “There’s not a dime in it for armoring the plant, or raising it. It’s on a barrier island.”
Speaking of sea level rise I went to the first meeting of the task force yesterday. At least a few people DON'T have their head in the sand about sea level rise.
|Jack Osterholt Vice Mayor, T. Williard Fair, Sara Fain, David Enfield|
|James Murley, Harvey Ruvin, Jorge Gonzalez and Arsenio Milian|
David Enfield made a good point: Are we going to wait for the insurance industry to dictate to us? Between getting mortgages and getting insurance, development in South Florida could be on its last legs. Both will be cost prohibitive with sea level rise. Enfield, research oceanographer, said the King Tides and flooding around Alton Road in Miami Beach could be a laboratory for us.
The next meeting of the Task Force will be at Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 18th Floor, room 18-3, 10AM, Tuesday. It is a public meeting.