February 16, 2018
Fellow Winter Park Residents,
Your city commission unanimously approved this letter from the city manager asking you to contact members of the state legislature. Your simple statement to our legislators asking them to “preserve home rule” and “do not preempt our community’s authority to determine rules most appropriate for Winter Park” will be a powerful voice of the people.
Last year, the legislature imposed a rule that allows any wireless telecommunications company to place poles anywhere in our right of ways [see (7)(a)]. This year they want to tell us when to hold our elections, limit our Community Redevelopment Agency, limit our ability to manage our tree canopy, and tell us now to manage short term rentals (AirBNB).
Please read the city manager’s letter and contact our representatives and tell them you want Home Rule, not Tallahassee Rule.
- Senator Linda Stewart, District 13
- Representative Mike Miller, District 47
- Representative Robert “Bob” Cortes, District 30
Best Regards, Pete Weldon