West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach City Commissioner Shanon Materio Violates City Resolution & Puts Local Water Supply at Risk Due to State Road 7 Extension

Environmental and conservation leaders from the West Palm Beach community were stunned to hear of City Commissioner Shanon Materio's vote in support of a controversial road development that would extend State Road 7, threatening the water quality for West Palm Beach, Palm Beach and South Palm Beach residents. Materio was the only sitting member of the West Palm Beach City Commission to cast a vote in support of the project. The extension and expansion of State Road 7 is expected to cost nearly $80 million. Materio's vote in support of the taxpayer-funded project would increase traffic along an environmentally sensitive area and could lead to more road congestion and growth.