1000 Friends sends final comments on All Aboard Florida to Federal Railway Administration

1000 Friends of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization founded in 1986. 1000 Friends of Florida’s Director of Policy, Charles Pattison FAICP, has recently submitted final comments on All Aboard Florida to the Federal Railway Administration. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Hobe Grove case may help decide who controls local growth management

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz asks: “Can Martin County residents control growth and development in their community through their comprehensive growth management plan, approved by their elected representatives? Or do developers such as Hobe Grove and the real estate market get to decide how and where the county grows? … Click here to read more

Relax? Not if you want careful growth in Martin County

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “Some believe that electing a careful growth majority to the Martin County Commission last year means residents can relax and let new commissioners do all the work. No way…” … Click here to read more

1000 Friends of FL urges denial of Extreme Sports amendments: Martin Commission votes July 10

Charles Pattison is President and CEO of 1000 Friends of Florida (1000friendsofflorida.org), a statewide nonprofit growth management organization with a large membership in Martin County. His letter to the Martin County Commission urging denial of Extreme Sports Plan Amendments, to be voted on July 10 by the Martin County Commission, is an essential read. … Click here to read more

Register now for MCCA & 1000 Friends forum: ‘Your taxes and your quality of life’

Register now for this informative March 17th forum sponsored by the Martin County Conservation Alliance (MCCA) and 1000 Friends of Florida; learn how good growth management can save both taxes and the quality of life for county residents. … Click here to read more

1000 Friends of Florida: South Martin developments unnecessary

President and CEO of 1000 Friends of Florida, Charles Pattison, details changing lifestyles: “Leading real estate professional and Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Chris Leinburger noted that the lack of demand for traditional suburban development will result in an increasing glut of these homes on the market, giving rise to declining home prices,” … Click here to read more

1000 Friends presents Community Steward of the Year award to Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard

Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard received The 1000 Friends of Florida’s 2011 Community Steward Award at the December 13 meeting of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. … Click here to read more

1000 Friends of Florida and the Martin County Conservation Alliance file notice of appeal today with FL Supreme Court

1000 Friends of Florida and the Martin County Conservation Alliance (MCCA) have filed a notice today to seek review by the Florida Supreme Court of a First District Court of Appeals ruling requiring the groups and their attorneys to pay the attorneys’ fees of the state, Martin County, and a developer after their appeal of a land use decision was dismissed by the Court. … Click here to read more

1000 Friends President: ‘… changes now in effect certainly provide an avenue for great mischief here and statewide’

Charles Pattison, 1000 Friends of Florida President states: “It is true that the Martin County comprehensive plan remains intact, but the changes now in effect certainly provide an avenue for great mischief here and statewide.” … Click here to read more