Local Issues


Conservation Report

By Whitey Markle AMENDMENT 1 “SMART” (DUMB) SOLAR………….VOTE NO ON NOVEMBER 8. See VoteNoOn1.org. Floridians for Solar Choice, Inc. has a wonderful website that explains clearly the circumstances and implications of the “smart” solar amendment (A-1) that will be the first ballot initiative voters will see on November 8th. The […]


Conservation Report September 2016

By Whitey Markle STATE PARKS MANAGEMENT If you are concerned about the management of your state parks, especially after the last legislative session, you can scrutinize the plans online. Bear in mind: Each park has its own plan which is compiled by a relatively democratic process involving parks management personnel […]


Tri-County Working Group Update September 2016

Tri-County Working Group By Jon Brainard August 16 on a rainy and hot Florida afternoon, our group set off from Dunnellon, Homosassa Springs and Ocala to visit Green Key Village in Lady Lake.  Green Key Village, near the huge and infamous The Villages “city”, this new green community (subdivision)  in […]