We've had two recent legal victories ... On August 3, 2022, the Third District Court of Appeal overturned the state of Florida's decision to increase the development caps in the Florida Keys. The Court agreed with us that the development increase violated the legal requirement to keep residential development at a level that can be evacuated in 24 hours or less. See the Court's opinion, now reported at Mattino v. City of Marathon, 345 So. 3d 939 (Fla. 3d DCA 2022) , here: https://www.3dca.flcourts.org/content/download/844653/opinion/201921_DC08_08032022_100215_i.pdf
Earlier this spring, a state Administrative Law Judge ruled in our favor on all issues raised in our challenge to a land use plan change approved by the City of Stuart that would have allowed a Costco and other intensive commercial development on important habitat near the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. Read the recommended Order here: https://www.doah.state.fl.us/ROS/2021/21002718.pdf
Richard Grosso argues before Florida’s Governor and Cabinet in opposition to a land use change to allow intense commercial development on sensitive habitat in the City of Stuart… See recording at 2:09:50, at https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/8-23-22-florida-cabinet-meeting/
Richard Grosso featured in Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Jan. 13, 2022 as one of
Richard Grosso named Audubon Florida's 2021 Everglades Champion. https://fl.audubon.org/news/audubon-florida-recognizes-conservation-leaders-2021
Watch the 10/19/21 oral argument before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal in the Florida Keys growth increase legal challenge – Case No. 20-1921, Cecelia Mattino, et al v. City of Marathon, et. al. - https://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Oral-Arguments/Video-Oral-Argument-Archives
See Richard’s oral argument in in the public records case of Everglades Law Center v. So Fla. Water Management District, Fla. 4th DCA Case No. 18- 1220 (03/12/2019) https://www.4dca.org/Oral-Arguments/Archived-Video-Oral-Arguments
Richard Grosso oral argument in Elvis Cruz v. City of Miami, Fla. 3rd DCA Case No. 17-2708 https://www.3dca.flcourts.org/Oral-Arguments/Video-Oral-Argument-Archives 17-2708_
17-2708_Part_1 - Elvis Cruz vs City of Miami.wmv
17-2708_Part_2 - Elvis Cruz vs City of Miami.wmv
Our recent letter to the City of Hollywood in opposition to a proposal to build a private condo on public beachfront property
See our briefs to the Third District Court of Appeals in the Keys "ROGO" increase cases
Read why the Florida Keys unique and compelling growth restrictions are constitutional
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