Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The developer zombies

''We've already said no, but they're returning like zombies out of Night of the Living Dead,'' said a Miami-Dade county commissioner, who vowed to vote against any growth initiatives outside the development line. The Miami Herald reports that 18 months after they lost a heated battle to expand the Miami-Dade Urban Development Boundary, developers are back to try again. And again.

What part of "no" do they not understand?

A group called Hold the Line (a collection of environmental groups and conservationists) vows to fight back.

A town councilman in Miami Lakes (a member of Hold the Line) wasn't pleased. ''Urban sprawl -- building first and planning for services later -- has destroyed the quality of life for thousands of Dade County residents. They want to do this at the expense of schools, police, fire and gridlock traffic,'' he said, according to the Herald.

Go tree-huggers! Stop them before they build a 7-Eleven or a Walgreens on every available corner.

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