Comments of Diane Oriza

July 3, 2014

Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 8:52 AM
Subject: CEMEX Construction application to change zoning


Citizen Objections, Recommendations and Comments on the CEMEX CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FLORIDA LLC BK LAND TRUST BMM LAND TRUST  Application for a Comprehensive Land Use Amendment  Hernando County, Florida (CPAM 1102)

Submitted to:   Planning and Zoning Commission, Hernando County FL via email

July 3, 2014

Sirs and Madam:

I would like to register my strong objections to changing the zoning from residential to industrial mining referenced above.  That would be a substantial change affecting many residents of this county who deserve to be considered as important to the county as the proposed mining operation.  The residents of this county deserve your representation.  We deserve to have the same faith in our water wells and the foundations and walls of our homes, in the preservation of the peace and quiet of our homes and the neighborhoods that we have worked to maintain.  We deserve the same considerations and representation as residents who did the same, like yourselves.  Ask yourself how satisfied you would be with a substantial, life-altering sweeping change in your own neighborhood.  Then consider the pros and cons to the county if you vote for the greed of the few over the needs of your many constituents.  What is better for the future of the county?  Expanded mining and money to be made by a few people at the expense of breaking the trust of the many residents who have built their homes in a residential area and sunk our blood, sweat, and tears into our homes?  We pay our property taxes, as will the many residents in this area, and without the negative impacts of the mining.  Ask yourselves, what is best for the many people of this county?  To show that you understand and believe in people working to make their homes and being part of our community, paying their taxes to support our community, and being able to count on their representatives not to sell out their quality of life for a short-term gain for a few?

I work from my home, very near the proposed zoning change.  The noise from a mining operation will severely impact my ability to continue.  It will be a huge cost to me to have to relocate in order to keep my job, which is a good Florida job, supporting our economy ( I am a Senior Security Analyst, working for a Tampa firm).  I would like to stay where I am and continue to provide local support to this community.  I chose this location for the peace and quiet, as I’m sure many of you have done when choosing your own homes.  I bypassed several homes with desirable features in preference to this one specifically because of the quiet nature of the neighborhood.  I understand that’s not something one can guarantee into perpetuity, but I also understand that the expectations of a residential versus an industrial mining zone are considerably different.  I understand that sometimes sacrifices must be made for the greater good.  If I felt this change were for the greater good, I would step aside without objections.  I do not feel the case can be made for that.  This is not for the greater good, it’s harmful to the greater good of our community.  It would be dishonorable and disingenuous to pretend otherwise and to ignore the needs of so many residents of our county who deserve better.

I will follow this with great interest and hope your actions show you to be honorable and responsible toward your community.


Diane Oriza

16392 Sam C Rd

Brooksville, FL 34613

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