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Miami-Dade commissioner calls off vote on manatee protection revisions


A Miami-Dade commissioner withdrew from a vote Thursday proposed revisions to the county’s manatee protection plan that could have allowed more boat docks to be built along key local waterways.

But that doesn’t mean Commissioner Bruno Barreiro’s plan is going away.

Instead, he asked county staffers to informally send the proposals to state regulators so they may weigh in.

“Go up to the state, get feedback and come back,” Barreiro said, adding that would like to have a resolution in the next three months.

The commissioner had hoped the county would formally transmit his proposal to Tallahassee for approval or denial. But he acknowledged he didn’t have the support of his colleagues on the land use and development committee.

More here.