Immokalee voters overwhelmingly endorse Master Plan - 67 percent.
Immokalee voters went to the polls August 14th and said clearly they like the community's proposed Master Plan.
Over 400 voters participated in the straw poll and just over 67 percent voted to tell Collier County commissioners they like the Immokalee Master Plan asvision for the community's future and blueprint for growth.
Developed by the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), the plan became mired in county commission politics in recent months. The Tuesday straw vote was intended - by the county lawmakers - to settle once and for all of the question of community support for the plan.
That question is now settled.
Penny Phillippi, executive director of the Immokalee CRA told the Naples Daily News the straw vote is a clear indication of Immokaleans' perspective on the issue.
"They've been waiting on this for 10 years and they want to see it happen," she said. "Now it's up to commissioners."
The county lawmakers are tentatively scheduled to revisit the plan in September. It failed to win approval in December 2011 when it failed to win the necessary four out of five votes needed for adoption. Three commissioners voted for the plan; one voted against it and one abstained.
Read more about Tuesday's straw vote in the Naples Daily News.