Monday, April 1, 2019

Not an April Fools prank. The FPL Franchise Agreement will finally receive public scrutiny as it will be NOW discussed on the April 23 COW. A win for grass roots.

Congratulations to everyone who is pushing for transparency from the current Palmetto Bay Council (and thank you Councilman David Singer).

The FPL Franchise Fee issue will now (for the first time) be added to a Committee of the Whole Agenda. It's a little late, but better late than never. The FPL Franchise Agreement will be discussed on the April 23 COW.  The agenda has not yet been released, but we will take their word for it and verify.

This is a partial win for the good of the residents as we can now be involved in the discussion. This is a result of continuous grass roots pushing and prodding. It would be best for all concerned if the final agreement went to the voters to approve or deny, just like the Pinecrest Water Bond Vote. It can be done, it only takes political good will of our elected officials and their trust in the voters to do the right thing.

This is an ordinance what has already been heard and passed (4-1) as item 13C on first reading at the January Regular Village Council Meeting. (CLICK HERE to review the original agenda item that passed 4-1). The ordinance will require a third reading should their be substantial changes to this Franchise Fee Ordinance. This would be in the best interest of our village.

Demand a vote on whether or not Palmetto Bay should enact a franchise fee.

Again, thank you everyone who are making their voices heard!

Eugene Flinn

CLICK HERE to review related posts on the FPL Franchise Fee issue.

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