Opinion Section

Divide and conquer: FDEP’s flawed approach to public hearings does not serve the public

More than 250 people showed up at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) public hearing last week in Sarasota to comment on plans to revamp Myakka River State Park’s management plan. Florida park management plans are revisited every 10 years, and the law requires public input on them. There was little of that at the hearing. (Read more »)


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