HISTORIC 4-COUNTY VICTORY IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Our united front isn’t going away
WHAT: Community leaders from across Citrus, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties who united under the banner of the No Roads to Ruin Campaign across political, social, and geographic lines will speak directly to the public and local and state officials at a press conference next Tuesday. They will cover both the impact of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) “no viable corridor” finding for the Northern Turnpike Extension project has had on their neighbors, and what FDOT, their respective local governments, and the state legislature should expect from this movement in the future. See the Facebook event for more details.
WHO: Business owners, farmers, homeowners, community activists, and environmentalists from every corner of what was the 4-county region threatened by the Northern Turnpike Extension.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2022. PRESS CONFERENCE will begin at 9:30 AM sharp.
WHERE: McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium–outside the County Commission Building at 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34471
Facebook live link for hybrid viewing options.
Rain cover will be provided.
BACKGROUND: In 2019 the bill creating the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, and while M-CORES was technically repealed in 2021, the threat of a proposed Northern Turnpike Extension remained and in the autumn of 2021, four potential routes of the Northern Turnpike Extension were announced. After almost a full year of historic levels of organizing across Citrus, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties, and the adoption of “No Build” resolutions by by the Levy County Commission, Citrus County Commission, Dunnellon City Council, Inverness City Council, Inglis Town Commission, Yankeetown Council, and Bronson Town Council, the Florida Department of Transportation announced on August 4, 2022 that it was pausing the project due to its failure to identify any viable corridor.
Go to the No Roads to Ruin Coalition website for more information.
VISUALS will include a large crowd, t-shirts, signs, posters, banners, and maps.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
McPherson Complex, 601 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL,Ocala,FL,United States