PALM BEACH POST: Everglades Trust weighs in on SB 10, western communities’ economy

Palm Beach Post: Written by Susan Salisbury. March 21, 2107.

The status quo isn’t working for western Palm Beach County’s poverty-stricken Glades communities, and it isn’t working for the environment either,  Kimberly Mitchell, executive director, Everglades Trust, said Monday.

While Mitchell didn’t provide details, she said an economic development plan for the Glades is in the works.

“That effort is in process right now,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell weighed in following Friday’s meeting in Pahokee where Senate President Joe Negron, R- Stuart, met with residents of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, Clewiston and other towns to hear their concerns about his proposed land buy.

More than 400 people packed the Pahokee High School auditorium, and several hundred more listened from outside to the meeting broadcast on speakers.

 

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