Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 15: There IS a permanent development boundary in Miami-Dade

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro has suggested creating a permanent development boundary line through a referendum.

Two problems: One, there already is a line, though he and many of his fellow commissioners don't respect it. It's called the Urban Development Boundary.

Two, Barreiro's proposal, surely to no one's surprise, would put the line west of the current UDB.

Here's a Miami Herald article about his proposal:

Here's a better idea: How about Miami-Dade residents circulating a petition for a ballot measure that would set the current UDB in stone; the county cannot develop west of the UDB under any circumstances. That one would merit voter approval. Barreiro's plan would not.

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