Dubbed the "Build, Baby, Build Act" - Controversial Bills Giving Florida Land Developers Room to Move Edge Closer to Law: Good.


In yesterday's Sun Sentinel, Michael Mayo's column covers the latest developments in the growth management bills pending before the Florida Legislature, suggesting that one new law (HB 7129/ SB1122) should be labelled the "Build, Baby, Build Act" and not the officially proposed title of the "Community Planning Act."

The "Build, Baby, Build Act" Likely Will Become Law Soon.

We've been monitoring the path of HB 7129/SB 1122 through the Florida lawmaking process. For details, including links to read the proposed language and following their status, read our earlier post.

News coverage of the proposed legislation is also getting lots of column inches. It's a big deal, and lots of its opponents are very vocal, and very adept at getting their voices heard.

Mr. Mayo's criticism of the "Build, Baby, Build Act" warns that its passage may return our Sunshine State to "... our development Dark Ages, " which he and others have defined as life in Florida prior to the passage of the 1985 Growth Management Act. He quotes one activist as predicting that this new law, if enacted, will flush conservation in our state down the toilet, leaving land developers to run amok -- presumably intent upon destroying every bit of natural beauty they can find.

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