Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Uphill battle in Tallahassee
News-Press Letters to Editor 3/8/11
Re: "Scott, Legislature providing poor leadership on key state issues," Ray Judah, March 1. Commissioner Ray Judah relates very clearly the kind of leadership (or lack thereof) that we have to look forward to over the next four years in Tallahassee. What's even more disturbing is that the issues and missteps the commissioner alludes to are perhaps only the tip of the iceberg.
Those of us who have been working so hard for so many years to reverse the bad decisions of prior thinking in terms of land use and transportation know that we'll be facing an uphill battle at the state level. Even with the strong commitment by local governments, making things happen requires the state to be on board.
I can only hope that enough of our elected officials realize that the economic, environmental and health benefits that come with improving transportation and land use policies are worth supporting, both financially and philosophically.