Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Shanon Materio gets ousted from MPO
Wanting to do everything possible to protect their water supply, West Palm Beach has always been against the State Road 7 extension because they say it would harm the source of the city’s water supply — Grassy Waters Preserve, a 24-square-mile marsh that was part of the original Everglades.
Although it was a good fight but one that they could not win, West Palm Beach has spent over $2 million opposing this 4.2 mile project. But Commissioner Shanon Materio who is on the Metropolitan Planning Council just voted for it. She was then kicked off the MPO on a 3/1 vote by the West Palm Beach council.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers just issued its approval for the project.
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