Subject: press release
It’s well known that many animal species are becoming extinct, due to habitat loss caused by the expansion of human towns and cities. In response to this some governments are trying to reverse this trend; some by policies like the Hernando County 2040 plan. But this plan has major flaws as pointed out at the Nature Coast 912 Group meeting held on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Shirley and Pat Miketinac spoke about this plan. At first Pat Miketinac stated that the word “shall” appeared 834 times in this plan, since this basically means compliance is necessary, this establishes 843 new laws, most of which cause problems. Such as: people must use only the type of fencing mandated by the plan; this causes problems because different farm raised animals require different type of fencing. Land owners must also use only the outdoor lighting allowed by the plan.
Shirley’s speech got very disturbing when she said that people who own over 100 acres of land will only be able to use 50% of their land. People who own between 20 to 100 acres will loose 30% of their land to the government; but people who own under 20 acres will be able to use all their land. These land owners will still have to pay tax on the land they are not allowed to use. This is clearly a land grab by the government.
With 35% of the land in Hernando County already owned by the government, how far will this plan go? This plan also has many ways to make suburban living too expensive and so force people to move to cities that will become increasingly overcrowded due to this plan!
What is basically happening here is that private property is being taken off the market, and with the law of “supply and demand” setting in, this raises the cost of existing land. Shirley said that some states have had the cost of land go so high that it was priced out of the market. So, a question must be asked here, is this plan a secret a way to raise the cost of land so that people who already own a lot of land are rigging the real estate market for their own profits?
The strangest aspect of this plan is that it establishes “wild life corridors” that’s supposed to help wild life survive, but it was never proven if this works. Little plots of land scattered around at random allows animals to wonder around, often into human living areas where they can be harmed. It seems that large plots of land like Yellowstone Park do help wild life live better, but this not possible in a highly developed state like Florida without serious financial trouble.
The attached picture shows Pat Miketinac on the left and Shirley Miketinac on the right.
Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG and reporter for the Nature Coast 912 Group.
A PETITION CALLING FOR THE HERNANDO COUNTY DRAFT 2040 PLAN TO BE AMENDED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:
1. The Draft 2040 Plan should be voided in its entirety.
2. Staff should go back to the current Comprehensive Plan and modify it with