Call today: Final chance to preserve the Urban Development Boundary and protect our drinking water

1. Use the script below to oppose changes to the Urban Development Boundary (contact information for Commissioners follows the script).
2. After making your call, please fill out this tracking form so we can monitor our support and ensure each commissioner is contacted. 
3. More background information and sources are available from the Hold the Line Coalition's One Pager including links to primary sources, media reports, and the Task Force’s majority report.

Call Script:

Good morning/afternoon,

My name is ______ and I am a constituent from  ______. I am very concerned about the proposed changes to the Urban Development Boundary during the vote scheduled for January 23rd. I support the Urban Expansion Area Task Force’s majority opinion that preserves the current Urban Development Boundary without modifications, and ask that you vote in favor of applications 4, 5, 6, and 7 submitted by the County staff. The proposed expansion pushed by special interest groups encourages sprawl and traffic congestion, and would jeopardize our drinking water, divert resources from existing communities, endanger jobs in our County’s agricultural economy and further degrade sensitive Everglades habitat. Additionally, the proposed expansion areas are only a few feet above sea level, and new development would be prone to both naturally occurring flooding and increasing future risk from sea level rise.

For these reasons, I strongly urge Commissioner ___________________  to support Applications 4, 5, 6, and 7 on January 23rd.

Thank you for your leadership and commitment to preserving our water, our environment, and our agricultural economy on the 23rd. ****END***

Don’t forget to fill out the tracker form!

Commissioner Contact Information:

District 1- Barbara B. Jordan
Ask to speak with:
Larry Gardner, Community Liaison
Mairenny Alexis, Commission Aide

District 2- Jean Monestime
Ask to speak with:
Melonie Burke, Community Liaison
Nancy Dominique, Commission Aide

District 3- Audrey Edmonson, Chairwoman
Ask to speak with:
Gordon Bello, Legislative Aide/Community Liaison
Akeem Brutus, Legislative Aide/Community Liaison 

District 4- Sally A. Heyman
Ask to speak with:
Heather Needelman, Esq., Policy and Legislative Advisor
Danielle Mejia, Commission & Legislative Aide

District 5- Eileen Higgins 
Ask to speak with:
Nancy Jackson, District Director
Daniel Reyes, Constituent Advocate

District 6- Rebeca Sosa, Vice Chairwoman
Ask to speak with:
Natasha Santos, Constituent Relations
Liliana Ramos, Constituent Relations Commissioner 

District 7- Xavier L. Suarez 
Ask to speak with:
Roger C. Pou, Esq., Legislative Aide 
Yvonne Maffia, Commission Aide 

District 8- Daniella Levine Cava
Ask to speak with:
Sean McCrackine, Chief of Policy and Planning
Maria Elena Levrant, Chief of Constituent Affairs 

District 9- Dennis C. Moss
Ask to speak with:
Samuel Wilson IV, Director of Legislation
Dallas Manual, Commission Aide

District 10- Javier D. Souto
Ask to speak with: Aldo Gonzalez, Senior Assistant 

District 11- Joe A. Martinez
Ask to speak with:
Arcadio Martell, Senior Commission Aid

District 12- Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Ask to speak with:
Rebecca Miranda, Director of Policy & Legislation
Olga Hernandez, Director of Community Affairs (Constituents) 

District 13- Esteban L. Bovo, Jr.   
Ask to speak with:
Carlos Fleites, Commission Aide
Mark Gomez, Commission Aide 

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