Saturday, November 3, 2012

Another tax, this time to use the bus lanes on US1? Pinecrest takes lead and hosts an important informational meeting.

A Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012,at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL. The purpose of this meeting is a discussion of the proposed US1 Express Toll Lane Project.  Chambersouth, EDC, Pinecrest, and Cutler Bay is engaged and participating, but sadly, Palmetto Bay is not. Only Council members Fiore and Tendrich are engaged from Palmetto Bay on this important issue of neighborhood protection. 

This meeting is open to the public and everyone, including residents of Palmetto Bay, East Kendall and the Falls are encouraged to attend.  CLICK HERE to view and download a copy of the informational flier.  CLICKHERE to read Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner’s update and explanation of the important of this project for South Dade, published in the November 2012, Pinecrest E-News.

There will be an informational reception from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The Town Hall meeting will start at 7:00 PM and is scheduled to run through 9:00 PM. 

There will be a panel discussion led by moderator Honorable Katy Sorenson. 

This meeting is hosted by The Village of Pinecrest and cohosted by:
Chambersouth, Economic Development Council and Cutler Bay Mayor Edward MacDougall.

Palmetto Bay councilman Howard Tendrich has been championing this issue for Palmetto Bay residents.

Contact for more information. You can also check out the Move Miami-Dade website, a group engaged in reforming Miami-Dade transit.  Also see the Miami Herald, August 17, 2012: Oppositionbuilding to South Dade expressway, by Asley Lopez, Miami-Dade highway officials want to relieve traffic on U.S. 1 in South Dade, but some residents worry the proposed solution could be bad for neighborhoods.

This is an important issue for neighborhood protection in Palmetto Bay.  Councilman Howard Tendrich attempted to bring this item forward (seconded by Councilman Fiore) at a council meeting (CLICKHERE the official minutes page 4 of 9) but was shot down 2 – 3 by Stanczyk, Pariser and Lindsay. Perhaps the special interests have gotten to these three to stay quiet on this issue that will profoundly affect the commute down US1 and traffic flow into the Palmetto Bay neighborhoods.  Remember this when Pariser’s campaign team try to mislead you that he is pro neighborhood and Tendirch is pro developer, when the opposite is true.

Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner said she hopes Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay join her in opposing the plans to the county commissioners whenever they are approached with concrete plans. Attar said she is hoping for the same and ultimately wants to preserve the suburban look of the Pinecrest/Falls area.

"If this passes, instead of living in a suburb, we are going to be living by I-95"  Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall, as well as south dade business/civic groups Chambersouth and Economic Development Council are engaged, but only Howard Tendrich for Palmetto Bay.  How sad for our neighborhoods.   

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Stanczyk, Pariser and Lindsay would get engaged if you told them that the tollway was designed for the convenience of private school and church transportation.