Sebastian Daily Readers Disapprove Annexation in Latest Poll

Sebastian approves annexation of 1,118-acres of Graves Brothers Co. land into the city.
Sebastian approves annexation of 1,118-acres of Graves Brothers Co. land into the city.

Last week, Sebastian Daily conducted a poll to see what our readers think about the recent annexation. The poll was available to people who subscribe to the Newsletter.

The recent annexation included 1,118-acres of Graves Brothers Co. land into the city. The land is located on the south side of County Road 510.

Poll results:

  • 57% – Do not support
  • 26% – Support
  • 17% – Don’t care either way

The 57% who are not in favor shows the recent controversy about the annexation in Sebastian. We were also surprised by the 17% who don’t care either way about the issue.

People living in Sebastian are worried about the environment, and this appears to be the consensus. There are also residents concerned about a population boom.

“I understand why, at first glance, people would be afraid of the annexation. None of us want to see this beautiful place change. Unfortunately, growth is inevitable, and in order to make sure Sebastian remains special, we must be in control of that growth and development. Now that we control that growth, we can make sure it doesn’t distract from the beautiful character this community has,” Mayor Jim Hill told Sebastian Daily.

The City of Sebastian annexed the property on August 28, 2019.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.