We are proud to report that Martin County will join rest of Treasure Coast in withdrawing from Florida’s Seven50 plan
Seven50 was but one of HUD’s Agenda 21 plans to control seven counties in Florida, but three have now given them the boot.
MARTIN COUNTY — After months of protest at County Commission meetings, opponents of the Seven50 plan were pleased Tuesday when commissioners voted to opt out of the plan in February.
Commissioners voted 4 to 1, with Commissioner Doug Smith dissenting, to withdraw from the regional plan after the Feb. 22 completion of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the planning process.
“That’s (Seven50) not how we want to plan,” said Commissioner John Haddox, who made the motion to opt out of Seven50. “I will not encourage top-down control government planning by applying for grants that accomplish nothing but filling planners’ pockets with taxpayers’ dollars.”
Read about the Seven50 plan here.
The Martin 912 said on their website: “Martin County constitutional conservatives owe Jackie Maimone, Sheila Donivan and Phyllis Frey their thanks for their tenacity and leadership over the past 3 months in mobilizing the Seven 50 opposition. Their focus and judgment have been outstanding throughout the process, to include selecting Jerry Kychelhahn as the Seven50 opposition spokesman at today’s decisive BCC meeting. The Martin Co. vote was a resounding success against regionalism.”