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Lake Pickett Lawsuit Appeal

$297 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 4 months
Created June 19, 2018
The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money for a lawsuit against Orange County, FL.  Orange County citizens scraped together their money and sued Orange County for Urban Sprawl in the environmentally sensitive Econ River Basin AND WE WON! The County and the developers filed an appeal to Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet.  The Developers hired a high power lobbyist firm, Brian Ballard, and had the JUDGE'S DECISION overturned by Rick Scott and his cabinet.

The people did not quit! We filed suit in the FL Appellant Court.  The County is doing everything possible to get the case dismissed! One of the developer's investors even began contacting the people offering to buy us out - 5 of us said "NO WAY!" 

Since 2013, we have been fighting Orange County, FL over a mega development that the County approved to be built in Rural East Orange County. The proposed building site is in the Econ River Basin. This area is home to critically protected species & fauna as well as the FL black bear. The area is environmentally sensitive. The Army Corps of Engineers, Sierra Club, 1000 Friends of Florida, expert UCF researchers, Save Orange County, Inc., League of Women Voters, and all state and local politicians representing this area have SPOKEN AGAINST the proposed development.  

We NEED MONEY to stay in this political/legal fight! PLEASE donate $2, $5, $10 whatever you can to help us.  Little donations add up and we need to tell the county that the people's voices that stand up for community and environment MATTER! We will not quit if you help us stay in the game! PLEASE DONATE!
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Petitioners might have only one match but we can make an explosion.

So far we are doing very well in the Appeal. I have posted many of our wins. Recently they filed to have us pay all their attorney fees . This is an example of what they are doing that makes us have to pay our attorneys to object and waisting time and costing us thousands of dollars. It is hard to believe that they still do not understand that those of us who still remain on this case will not now or EVER give up!

We just got Two bills from those who are assisting us in this case. Some are doing this pro bono and some are doing this at a discounted rate. They total $8243.34. We have raised $3000 so far. One of the remaining petitioners on the case paperwork, Adele gave $1000 out of her own pocket Rick another Petitioner gave $200 and the Community gave $1800. We will apply that $3000 now to our current bills.

Things are going well but we still need your partnership financially. We will go to bat for this community and for the state of Florida to let the developers and government officials higher and local know they must think of us when they make decisions that will affect our lives and our children’s lives.

Please go to our GoFundMe and make a donation. We will have more bills to pay. This appeal is not done and we may have to go back to Tallahassee. I can tell you they never thought we would have gotten this far, but we did and we are going to WIN!!

Please believe in us and support us till we see this through. For those who can give more we appreciate it. Give our GoFundMe to those who are not on Nextdoor or Facebook. Put it on your Facebook. Text it to them. We thank you in advance. We care about our beloved community and our state. Our GoFundMe link is below.

gf.me/u/k39tv2

Please Share on Facebook and Text to friends,
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After the appalling , disgraceful, politically motivated decision made by Rick Scott, and all of his cabinet, to overturn the Administrative Law Judge in our EPIC WIN against the Developers and the County, we finally filed our appeal. Soon after the appeal was filed developers filed motions to dismiss the case stating that we did not have standing and they wanted more time to answer our response to their motion’s. WE WON AGAIN!! The judges denied the developers motions. Now it is on to the appeal itself where we will WIN again. We really need the community to continue to support us all the way till this is completely done. This is so important because it will affect the entire state of Florida not just Orange County. Currently Seminole County is also finding their self in the same fight that Orange County is finding it self in. This Text Amendment was put together by the Big land owners and their developers and then approved by the county commissioners . This will affect development moving forward in the entire state of Florida. It is so very important that we stand firm together as petitioners and community and make sure that it’s done right this time and that our local politicians understand that we are watching the decisions that they make on our behalf. Please help us with a small donation. $2 from everyone WILL make a difference.
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Raised by 10 people in 4 months
Created June 19, 2018
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