Martin County to reinstate CRA’s

From WFLX: “Martin County Commissioners are in favor of bringing back independent Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). They are set to vote to rewrite the ordinance this month. … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: CRA Redux and Fore!

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting is set to start off with a bang – or, at least, a Fore! – as the Parks and Recreation Department seeks direction on the Martin County Golf Course Master Plan (Item 8D1, pre-set for 9:30 a.m.).Three items on Tuesday’s agenda were continued from the March 8 meeting after Commission Chair Anne Scott had to leave early … Click here to read more

PBPost: Will proposed upscale ‘row houses’ benefit whole Hobe Sound community?

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: “A newly proposed gated community of 92 upscale ‘row houses,’ priced from the high $200,000s to the middle $300,000s, has south Martin County residents talking. The townhouses would be built between U.S. 1 and the predominately African-American neighborhood of Banner Lake … Click here to read more

Alphabet soup: BCC on AAF, CRA, CPA, NAC, FPL

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting features agenda items on All Aboard Florida (AAF), Florida Power and Light (FPL), Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) appointments, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) real estate transactions and three Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPA).Two interesting presentations are also on tap, including a slick slide show … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County could cut funding to Community Redevelopment Agencies

“Martin County Commissioners are considering cutting the Community Redevelopment Agencies from the county budget. CRAs are areas in the county that receive extra funding for projects to help revitalize the area. The county has given more than $23 million to CRAs since 2000 … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar for Tuesday’s jam-packed Board of County Commissioners’ meeting agenda

Virginia Sherlock, local attorney and civic activist, summarizes the agenda of the upcoming Board of County Commissioners’ meeting: Tuesday’s Commission meeting is jam-packed with litigation updates, a proposed sales tax referendum, CRA and Library presentations, airport grant and lease assignment proposals, and a request to initiate a comp plan amendment for Chapter 10 (sanitary sewer element). … Click here to read more

Click to support Item 6D on Tuesday’s BOCC agenda to amend CRA Ordinance

Local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock asks the public to please let commissioners know that you support Item 6D on Tuesday’s BOCC agenda to amend the Community Redevelopment Agency ordinance. (You can contact all commissioners by sending one email … Click here to read more