Well, maybe not Orange County.
Vice Mayor and District 5 Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla, at the Jan. 28 meeting, said she wants to revoke the county's approval for the toll road, which would bisect one of Orlando's last remaining forests.
Because of the error, Bonilla told Orange commissioners that the county should hear a motion on the reversal of its approval. The rest of the commission agreed (a decision we're sure was definitely not influenced by the public outcry). The motion to rescind Orange County's approval of the highway will be presented at the Feb. 11 meeting.
Local environmentalists have been battling the extension for as long as planning began for the highway over three years ago. Orange County potentially rescinding its approval will be a celebrated step back in a process that critics have said was rushed following the approval blitz in December, when Central Florida Expressway Authority, Osceola County and Orange County each approved the plan within a six-day span in December.
The Friends of Split Oak, the grass-roots group leading the charge to defend the land against construction, of roads or anything else, have a membership event at Castle Church Brewery on Saturday, Feb. 1.
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