Two BOCC Meetings Coming Up -DeSoto & Hardee

The BOCCs of DeSoto and Hardee Counties will be meeting on phosphate mining matters. As always, continued public appearance at these meetings is vital to show the decision makers that the devastation of mining is NOT acceptable and NOT supported by the citiz

Desoto County Board  is meeting December 11 (Tuesday) at 3pm and at 6:30pm in  Board chambers in Arcadia

As we understand this, the Board and Mosaic have agreed to a Special Magistrate for the mediation process but have not yet negotiated an agreement for services.  The County staff and Mosaic legal dept. are working on “key points” to be used for working toward a settlement once the magistrate is hired.  At the Board meeting the county attorney is expected to present the key points for discussion and comment.  It would be good to attend this meeting to show continuing interest and support for the Commissioner’s decision to reject Mosaic’s rezoning request.

NOTE:  This a a confusing gathering in that the county attorney’s report is apparently going to be delivered at the end of the 3pm meeting time, not the 6:30pm meeting as previously understood.  If you want to make public comment, it appears you must file out a comment time request card prior to the 3pm time.  Not sure when public comment will be heard.  Good luck to us all.

Hardee County BOCC meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2019 at 8:30am in Wauchula

Mosaic is requesting to mine an additional 8,000 acres of what’s left of Hardee County.  Let’s pack the chambers to show the outrage this continued avarice is manifesting in the citizens of Hardee and Florida.  News article for your reading pleasure:

Mine Expansion in Hardee

More detail on the venues for these meetings can be found in the Events page of this website.