Seniors protest sprawl along S.R. 674
By LOIS KINDLE
Eight residents from Sun City Center, Wimauma, Valencia Lakes and Ruskin came out at the crack of dawn Oct. 18 to protest uncontrolled development without infrastructure in South Shore.
“We’re not against growth,” said community activist Noelle Licor, who was among the protestors. “We’re against development without the additional roads, schools, fire stations, water lines and other infrastructure needed to support it.”
Hillsborough County commissioners will vote Nov. 6 to continue a moratorium on all new rezoning requests for 270 days in parts of southern Hillsborough County. To voice your concerns one way or the other, you can contact all of them at https://bit.ly/2GO73Iq.
Simply provide the requested information and state how you feel. Your message will go to all commissioners at once.
You can also call the commissioners directly.
District 1 – Sandy Murman, 813-272-5470
District 2 – Ken Hagan, 813-272-5452
District 3 – Les Miller, 813-272-5720
District 4 – Stacey White, 813-272-5740
District 5, at large – Mariella Smith, 813-272-5725
District 6, at large – Pat Kemp, 813-272-5730
District 7, at large – Kimberly Overman, 813-272-5725
“Nothing’s ever too late,” said Fran Bodman, of Valencia Lakes, who carried a sign reading Stop Urban Sprawl. “We have to start somewhere. If we don’t take a stand now, there will be even more of this kind of development.”