WE NEED YOU TO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD REGARDING THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE MANATEE PROTECTION PLAN
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 AT NOON!

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The Land Use & Development Committee is Meeting - Today - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Noon to review Commissioner Bruno Barreiro's proposed revisions to the The Miami-Dade County Manatee Protection Plan.

Board of County Commissioners Land Use & Development Committee 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 
12:00 pm 
Stephen P. Clarke Government Center 
111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33034

We urge that if you are unable to attend in person that you reach out to the Committee Members - PRIOR TO THE NOON MEETING-- with your vote of support for these revisions. 

Members of the Miami-Dade LUDC (Land Use & Development Committee):

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Chair: district12@miamidade.gov

Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez, Vice Chair: district7@miamidade.gov 

Commissioner Lynda Bell: district8@miamidade.gov 

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson: district3@miamidade.gov 

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan: district1@miamidade.gov

 

The Marine Council has long supported a balanced approach to Manatee protection.  Our position with regards to the Manatee Plan is:

 

We, the Marine Council of Miami, support the Miami River Commission and Miami River Marine Group's recommendations that include: 

 

a)  Support the longstanding and current definition of "existing marine facility."  (This  

     current definition considers those facilities operational on Oct. 28, 1984 or later;

b)  Support the ability to transfer slips downstream and upstream on the Miami River;  
c)  Support extending the fendering exemption by 700 ft. (this item is included in the recent
     County staff revision);  
d)  Support transitory dock permit for pump-out and fuel station (MRMG);  
e)  Create a manatee protection fund
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YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM IS CRITICAL AT THIS TIME!  PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND EMAIL THOSE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE LISTED ABOVE WITH YOUR SUPPORT!
 
We are including below links to the proposed revisions to the Manatee Plan and also the Procedure for "Phase-In" of Implementation of the "existing Facility" definition.    
 
   
   

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The next Marine Council Luncheon is scheduled for 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Chart House  

51 Chart House Drive 

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

featuring
Cathy Rick-Joule 
 VP of Boat Shows Division
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Owners of the Miami International Boat Show