Mission Statement: Local Issues
Although national issues receive great press, often the issues that have the greatest impact on local voters are those in our own backyard. For example, the Plum Creek/Weyerhaeuser land development plan is a critical ecological/economic growth issue that will be back in play with the upcoming county commission election. Similarly, the new or expanded routes proposed to ease traffic concerns on I-75 will likely impact our county in significant ways in the near future. Likewise, UF's plan to knit together the long-term growth of the university and the city of Gainesville will significantly affect the growth of Gainesville. This process is already up and running; according to a recent post in the Gainesville Sun, UF has hired a Boston firm for $1 million to direct the task.
These, and other local issues, would benefit from the careful study of the League. Please contact Sue Hatch ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-226-5336. ) if you would like to get involved!!I BE part of the solution!