In eastern Collier’s Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA), a group of landowners is intent on building multiple residential developments.  Providing the infrastructure, however, is the responsibility of the County and will cost Collier citizens a bundle in taxes now and in the future.

The RLSA, consisting of 145,000 acres in Eastern Collier County, was created in 2000 by Florida statute as a zoning overlay to incentivize landowners to preserve environmentally sensitive areas while building innovative communities.  The state requires communities to be fiscally neutral to the County.  This means developers are required to pay the cost of the infrastructure needed to serve developments so no burden is placed on County taxpayers for this growth.  “Growth must pay for growth” CLICK HERE to read full article.

Disclaimer: GNL does not endorse the position being advocated in this article.