Election Day is just a few days away.  Whether you vote early or go to the polls on November 4, we urge you to vote YES on Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. 
Example Image - 150 x 100 pixelsAmendment 1 will protect our drinking water and preserve the water quality of our rivers, lakes, springs, and coastal waters for future generations - with no tax increase.

Amendment 1 dedicates funding for water and land conservation, management, and restoration by setting aside one third (33 percent) of Florida's existing documentary stamp tax ("doc stamp") revenues collected when real estate is sold.  These funds will be used to:

  • Restore, manage and acquire lands necessary to protect Florida's drinking water sources and protect the water quality in our rivers, lakes and streams;
  • Protect our beaches and shores;
  • Protect and restore the Everglades and other degraded natural systems and waterways;
  • Manage wildlife habitat, protect forests and wetlands, and restore conservation lands that are an important part of Florida's economy and quality of life;
  • Provide funding to manage existing state and local natural areas, parks, and trails for water supply, habitat, and recreation.
Please vote yes on Amendment 1.  For more information, visit www.voteyeson1fl.org.
Sign Up Now for 1000 Friend's Complete Streets Webinar
November 12, 2014, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Planning for Complete Streets in Florida
Cost:  $10


Billy Hattaway, FDOT's District One Secretary who is leading the department's statewide initiative to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and the implementation of the Department's new Complete Streets Policy, will discuss how a context based "complete street" design approach will provide for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all ages and abilities and enhance accessibility, safety and public health. The first community in Florida to adopt Complete Streets guidelines is the City of Deerfield Beach, and Director of Planning and Development Services Amanda Martinez will review the process they have used to adopt and implement those guidelines. BikeWalkLee's Darla Letourneau, a founder and steering committee member of that coalition, will focus on the role of citizen advocacy in promoting complete street policy.  AARP Florida's Laura Cantwell will discuss that organizations' perspectives on complete streets.   This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM (#e.27940) for Planners, 1.5 contact hours for Certified Environmental Health Professionals,  1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers, and CLE (#1405925N) for Florida attorneys.    


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