FPL Update


The fight against Florida Power and Light’s proposed transmission lines along the US1 corridor continues to gain momentum. Many of the municipalities in the area have already passed resolutions in opposition to these lines, including Cutler Bay, Pinecrest and South Miami. Last week, the Coconut Grove Village Council passed a similar resolution, the full text of which is as follows:

This resolution was passed after Councilman Alyn Pruett and myself gave presentations about what our committee had been doing and what our future plans are. To summarize, now that the Village Council has passed a resolution, we will be approaching the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to lobby for similar resolutions to be passed. That way, the entire county will be standing together in opposition to these lines. The beauty of this issue is that it is entirely non-partisan and really shows how our community can stand united when we want to.

I’m also in touch with Commissioner Anderson of Coral Gables and representatives from the University of Miami, as our committee is trying to reach out to as many people, organizations and companies as possible that have a stake in this fight. We will also be meeting with Representative Lopez-Cantera soon to see what can be done by Tallahassee to help us on the state level.

In related news, the Miami Herald published a great article about the issue. Thank you to Tania Valdemoro who has been doing an excellent job following this story and giving our side fair representation.

That is all for now, will continue to update as things progress.

-Stephen Murray


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