Treasure Coast Newspapers: Indian River County residents invited to share views on regional alliance

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Residents of Indian River County will get another chance to tell the County Commission how they feel about a regional economic development plan for Southeast Florida called Seven50.

The County Commission decided to postpone a decision about whether Indian River County should remain in the plan, along with six other Florida counties, until its Dec. 18 meeting.

Opponents of the plan say Indian River County is different from other counties in the alliance and that giving up local control of issues such as economic development, environmental protection and density is a bad idea. Supporters favor the partnership because they think it will make the region more economically competitive.

At Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, Chairman Joe Flescher said he would like to get more public input on the plan before the commission decides to support Seven50 or withdraw. He invited residents to the next County Commission meeting to share their views.

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