Hello fellow neighbors of the Acreage/Loxahatchee,
It brings us great sorrow to have to bring you this news. After almost three years of hard work, hundreds of hours away from our families, we are disappointed that once again, our request to have a referendum on determining our own future, has been denied by our own State Government.
No sooner than it being discovered that our bill was dead, The City of Palm Beach Gardens came in for the first of what will be many swoops chewing away at our community from the Northeast. They have notified the County that they will be involuntary annexing the pre-approved commercial properties from the West of Bay Hill Estates to Grapeview Blvd on the South side of Northlake. There are 16 landowners of the property being annexed, 10 of them agree to annexation while the other 6 do not want it.
Other annexation news, certain Town Council members of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves have made it known over the past couple of years, that they wish to annex in a portion of land at Southern that was included in our proposed boundaries. The City of Wellington is also planning future annexations to our South and West, including portions of land that are in our proposed incorporation boundaries.
All of our VoteLox group has been working hard to try to give our community a voice. We see the writing on the wall. It will be death by a million cuts to our community, but people say we are fear mongering. As long as we sit back and do nothing, developers, surrounding municipalities, the County and the State, will continue to pluck us apart. The State is helping us be torn apart, divided….piece by piece, by not allowing us to vote and decide what we want for ourselves.
Although this is the second slap in the face by our local and State government, we will be reviewing the possibilities for a path forward. We cannot allow our community to be swallowed up even though some think and want you to believe “nothing is changing” or “leave it as it is”. Things are changing right before our very eyes and have been for several years. Our only agenda has been to give our community the right to decide for ourselves. Shame on those that continue to spread misinformation about our efforts. We will continue to provide the facts and information as much as possible. Be sure you register your email address on our home page here for future updates. We will not give up to obtain our American right to vote.