Citizens for East Orange County!
Forthcoming Development Impacts You, Your Home, & Your Community!
A group of East Orlando citizens filed a lawsuit against Orange County regarding a text amendment that was passed allowing urban development (6 homes per 1 acre in the rural service area alongside the environmentally sensitive Econ River). The hope is that the citizens will be able to legally overturn the County’s approval of this text amendment.
The citizens are not against development!
The citizens are against the County putting urban development in an area that cannot accommodate that population growth. The County did not extend urban services to the newly zoned high-density lands.
Instead, the people of the area will remain with rural services and infrastructure that must now support urban population (e.g. Rural roads to support urban traffic. Delayed emergency response times. Limited police to service the area. Limited firemen to service the area. Limited public services for special need populations. Etc.)
The quality of life for citizens in this area will decrease!
Additionally, the area currently serves as a major wildlife corridor for the FL black bear and other protected species. The habitat for these animals will be destroyed and they will have no where to go.
Please donate $5, $10, $15, $20, $30…to help fund this community fight! All donations are used towards the legal fees. The citizens that are leading this charge have exhausted the funds they can personally donate. Please help us continue this community fight so that we can defeat mega development at the cost of the people!
We are so overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received. Thank you so much! As one of the petitioners challenging the county, I feel so blessed. The funds you have provided have been used to pay our lawyer and experts thus far but we are not out of the woods yet! We go to trial in two weeks....and will bring our A game! Please continue to donate, the funds are going straight to the lawsuit. Depositions and trial time are the next thing we need to pay for. Fingers crossed, everyone!
Thank you so much again!
Incredible work this team is doing to protect our area on the east side of Orlando. As well as setting valuable precedence for similar efforts in other areas around Orlando's perimeter!! KEEP IT UP (and we, your neighbors, will continue with incremental small dollar contributions to assist!! It is the power of MANY small contributions that fuels this fire and keeps it alive against the developers!)