Martin County All Aboard Florida Citizen Update

Martin-News and Upcoming EVENTS

In an effort to keep our citizens informed about Martin County’s legal challenge against the proposed All Aboard Florida project, we will send periodic news and updates through our normal Martin County email communications.


This week, Martin County legal counsel Steve Ryan continued to aggressively pursue a reply from the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) in response to letters Mr. Ryan has sent voicing concerns about the way in which FDFC has organized its public meeting on June 10 to consider the bond issuance for the proposed passenger rail project.


Mr. Ryan continues to implore the FDFC make the meeting more equitable, and provide a fair and reasonable opportunity for Martin County and other concerned citizens and groups to have their voices heard. View the June 3 letter to FDFC here.


Also this week, in a June 2 letter to the FDFC, Martin County, Indian River County, and CARE FL alleged the FDFC Board should not vote upon the bond issuance for AAF on June 10, as any vote would be in violation of Florida Statute and FDFC’s bylaws. Specifically,

1. The FDFC is not comprised of three bankers who were nominated by Enterprise Florida, and then selected by the Governor.

2. The FDFC is not comprised of a majority of members who were confirmed by the Senate.

3. There are not enough members for a quorum. Bylaws require selection by Governor and Senate confirmation.

4. Conflict of interest issues, specifically as to Daniel Davis.

5. None of members filed statements of financial interest pursuant to FDFC bylaws.


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