Preserving Paradise: A Half Cent at a Time


Dear Martin County Forever Supporter,

It’s been nearly a year since we launched our outreach efforts to educate the community about the Martin County Forever Initiative.  As someone who supports the preservation of Martin County’s natural lands, water and way of life, we want you to know that NOW is the time to act.

On Tuesday, February 20, we have a 10:30 a.m. preset agenda item before the Martin County Board of County Commissioners.

Martin County Forever is asking the Commissioners to vote in favor of placing a referendum on the November 2024 ballot for a 10-year duration, half-cent sales tax to purchase and conserve natural lands in Martin County.

We URGE you to attend the meeting and speak in support of the ballot initiative.

If you can’t attend, please show your support by sending an email or submitting your organization’s Letter of Support, or Resolution of Support, to the Commissioners no later than Friday, February 16.

You can use this single email address and all five Commissioners and Senior County Staff will receive it.

To be clear, a YES vote by the Commissioners is NOT a vote to raise taxes. A YES vote just says: "I agree to let the Voters decide in November."

This is the democratic process in its truest and purist form. Let the people vote and decide their future and that of their community.

If you plan to speak at the commission meeting during public comment, or during the agenda item, you don’t need to have a long speech - just 30 seconds to a minute is enough. Something simple and heartfelt is all that’s needed. Key points are below to help you craft your message. Even more information is on our website at

If you have any questions or need help writing your public comments or email message, please let us know and we’d be happy to help.

Please let us know if you can attend the BCC meeting or plan to send them an email.  We can’t thank you enough for your support!


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