Miami-Dade Commissioners disregarded Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s plea for conservation Tuesday, overriding her veto of legislation expanding the Urban Development Boundary that protects agricultural and protected lands, including the Everglades, from residential and commercial construction.
The move, approved 8-3, is the first UDB expansion in nine years and allows a nearly 400-acre industrial complex to rise on farmland in southeast Miami-Dade. It follows three prior attempts developers made to win approval of the project.
“This project will benefit few at the expense of many,” Levine Cava argued, imploring several outgoing Commissioners to not “let this last vote be your legacy.”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics