Hundreds of people packed a town hall meeting in Pahokee Friday with Florida Senate President Joe Negron. They say his proposal to build a 60,000-acre reservoir on prime farmland would be a plague to their region.
“The devastation from the loss of jobs is unimaginable at this point,” said lifelong Pahokee resident Lynda Moss. Her family owns a trucking business in the region.
“In the Glades, we go to church on Sundays, and answer to the same god as the residents in the coastal communities,” said Hendry County Commisioner Janet Taylor, of Clewiston. “Please don’t make this about saving one area of your district at the expense of another.”