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FED UP: SJC Residents Pack Town Hall To Send Message About Development


Well over 100 people gathered at a town hall Monday evening at the Southeast Branch library on U.S. 1 South to air concerns and seek answers from county officials about rapid development and growth in St. Johns County.

People packed the room’s seats, some standing against the walls just to get a place in the room. County officials attended along with County Commissioner Paul Waldron, who lives in southern St. Johns County and represents part of it.

“I think the attendance in and of itself is a message,” said Nancy Rawson, a longtime county resident.

Rawson and several other residents spoke to the crowd, sharing concerns about developers increasing traffic and infrastructure burdens, clear-cutting trees and increasing flooding in neighborhoods.

SOURCE: ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

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