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Stop Florida’s Telecom Takeover
SB 596/HB 687 is legislation being considered by the Florida Legislature that would hand telecommunications corporations wide-open access to municipal rights of way.
Enactment of this legislation would hurt our picturesque communities in four ways.
This is bad legislation, and we must rally together to stop it. Tell your state legislators that you don't support this bill, and take action today!
1) Threatens Safety
Florida is a hurricane-prone state, and local leaders make zoning decisions with public safety in mind. This legislation would undo their decisions.
2) Costs Taxpayers
This bill amounts to a corporate handout – it gives for-profit companies direct access to public resources.
3) Diminishes Communities
This legislation interferes with communities’ ability to maintain their unique local character.
4) Ignores Decision-Makers
Community members put their trust into the local officials they elect. This legislation ignores that.
Gil Ziffer, Tallahassee City Commissioner
We want our public resources being used to enhance public safety and enjoyment of life, not to line the pockets of mega-corporations.
Susan Haynie, Florida League of Cities President and Boca Raton Mayor
[This bill gives] Big Telecom a massive corporate handout by granting them virtually unlimited access to use resources within public rights of way.
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández and Miami City Commissioner Francis Suarez
Before this bad idea becomes law, state legislators need to step up, speak out, and fight for the best interests of the local constituents who sent them to Tallahassee.
We are organizations, associations, and individuals who have come together to keep the character of our local communities above out-of-state interests. Big national telecommunications companies are seeking preferential treatment and corporate handouts at the expense of Floridians. We are working to fight back in the name of our communities.
In The News
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