Submitted by: Nancy Battle
NO AGENDA 21 FOR THIS COUNTY
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The six counties to the south will have to plan ahead for the next half-century without Indian River County's input, county commissioners agreed Tuesday.
In a 4-1 vote, amid residents' applause and waving of American flags, commissioners withdrew from the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership and its "Seven50" planning effort.
"I don't want a regional board deciding what's good for our economy," Vero Beach resident Nancy Cook said. "We are small enough. We can deal with issues as they present themselves."
Cook was one of more than 20 people who spoke out against the partnership and its goals of creating an economic region from Indian River County south to Monroe County.