Suggestions for writing to your County Commissioners:
You will be asking them to support an amendment proposed by Old Miakka Community Club to change a Resource Management Area designation on the Comprehensive Plan Future land Use Map. That Plan lists accepted reasons for amendments so you should refer to at least one of these reasons in your letter.
The Resource Management Areas are designed to:
Preserve and strengthen existing communities
Provide for a variety of land uses and lifestyles to support residents of diverse ages, incomes, and family sizes, including housing that is affordable to residents at or below the median income for Sarasota County
Preserve environmental systems
Direct population growth away from floodplains
Avoid Urban Sprawl
Reduce automobile trips
Create efficiency in planning and provision of infrastructure
Conserve water and energy
Preserve rural character, including opportunities for agriculture
Balance jobs with housing
You can see some sample letters by selecting the links below (coming soon). You are welcome to copy parts of the letters if you desire.