This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
1, 2013, voters will decide if they want the City
Commission to request that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conduct a feasibility study on the possible future widening of the Main Ship Channel and on navigational safety.
What is Support the Study? Support the Study is a group of private citizens and
business owners formed by the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. We are committed to (1) educating and informing voters; (2) creating a community environment that fosters constructive discussions; and, (3) encouraging voters to support the study. Support the Study will raise private funds to support the referendum and fund the study.
How long will the study take? If approved, the Army Corps of Engineers will need three
years to complete the study.
How much will the study cost? The study’s estimated cost is $3 million. Of that $750,00
is local responsibility. The PAC has pledged to raise that money through private contributions. Local tax dollars will not be used. In fact, the referendum specifically prohibits local tax dollars. The remainder of the $3 million includes state and federal funds.
Don’t we already have information, including the 2010 Army Corps “Reconnaissance Study”? The 2010 study was Step One in the Army Corps process. The
Reconnaissance Study determined there were enough economic reasons for going to Step Two, the feasibility study. Though there was some environmental and quality of life research in the 2010 study, it was not deep and broad enough to make decisions on widening the channel. Yes, there are other studies, but they are based on much earlier research and they aren’t Army Corps studies. A full Corps study is legally mandated for this kind of project.
How can I support the study?
Learn more about us on the web: SupportTheStudy.com “Like “ us on Facebook at Support the Study “Follow” us on Twitter @SupportTheStudy Display a poster Put out a yard sign Write a letter to the editor Vote “yes” on Oct. 1 Make a financial contribution: by check to Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce PAC, 510 Greene St., First Floor, Key West, FL 33040. Contribute via credit card at supportthestudy.com
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee 510 Greene St., First Floor, Key West, FL 33040