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We are a nonpartisan group of more than 600 residents resisting the Trump agenda, respectfully making our voices heard by our elected representatives — and working to replace those representatives when they don't respect us!

Englewood Indivisible members live throughout all of Englewood in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, as well as Placida, Rotonda West, North Port, the Gulf Coves and nearby Port Charlotte. We invite you to join us as we reach out to the community, campaign for change, and enjoy socializing together.

Our next meeting is Saturday, March 9th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library.

Englewood Indivisible is one of more than 6,000 Indivisible groups that sprang up around the country after the 2016 election.

Oppose Mosaic's Phosphate Mining With Us On April 23rd In Arcadia

On April 23rd the DeSoto County Board of Commissioners will decide on approval of a settlement with the Mosaic Fertilizer Company that would allow the company to return to the Commission in 2023 with a re-zoning proposal that the Commission denied in 2018. If granted, Mosaic's proposed phosphate mining operation will devastate land in DeSoto County and drinking water supplies in neighboring coastal counties.

On April 3rd we were there when DeSoto County and Mosaic engaged in a formal dispute resolution session with a professional mediator. Under consideration was the County's proposal that Mosaic wait until 2023 and then begin anew its request to rezone 14,000 agricultural acres to mining. Mosaic ultimately accepted the proposal.

Opponents of the proposal are hoping their presence in large numbers at the meeting will encourage the Commissioners to vote against the mediation proposal.

Fifteen members of Englewood Indivisible attended the April 3rd mediation in Arcadia. Can we improve on those numbers on Tuesday? 

Here are the details: 

What: DeSoto Board of County Commissioners Meeting — with vote on Mosaic settlement
When: Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 PM
Where: 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103, Arcadia 34266

If you want to carpool from Englewood with us, please email EnglewoodIndivisible@gmail.com with your phone number. 

Any member of the public can make a verbal comment when this agenda item comes up for discussion. But even if you don't want to speak, please be there. Let's fill the meeting to standing room only so the commissioners know how much the public doesn't want this deal.

If permitted, the mining would allow Mosaic to pour millions of gallons of waste into Horse Creek which flows into the Peace River, a source of our drinking water. Mosaic would also cover huge tracts of the mining site with slightly radioactive clay byproduct, making DeSoto County's beautiful rural landscape a barren moonscape.

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Mosaic Mining Agrees To Delay Zoning Application Until 2023

Opponents of Mosaic Fertilizer's plans to mine phosphate on 14,000 acres of rural DeSoto County filled the DeSoto County Commission's Boardroom on Wednesday April 3rd. About 15 members of Englewood Indivisible were there.

DeSoto County and Mosaic engaged in a formal dispute resolution session with a professional mediator. Under consideration was the County's proposal that Mosaic wait until 2023 and then begin anew its request to rezone 14,000 agricultural acres to mining. Mosaic ultimately accepted the proposal.

If permitted, the mining would allow Mosaic to pour millions of gallons of waste into Horse Creek which flows into the Peace River, a source of our drinking water. Mosaic would also cover huge tracts of the mining site with slightly radioactive clay byproduct, making the beautiful rural landscape a barren moonscape.

Last July, the DeSoto County Commission denied Mosaic's zoning request. Mosaic countered with the request for the mediated dispute resolution. 

The process went on all day. First, affected landowners weighed in on the county's proposal. Then environmental organizations which had testified in the July hearing spoke. They all encouraged the county to reject Mosaic's bid outright: "No means no," said several.

At the close of the testimony, the mediator alternated closed sessions with Mosaic and County Attorney Donald Conn. The agreement, which must be approved by the commissioners on April 23rd, was not announced until April 4th.

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Our next meeting is Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 PM at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 West Dearborn Street in Englewood

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