Editorial: The evolving case for home rule in Poinciana (FL)

Poinciana is a massive subdivision. It straddles Polk and Osceola counties, and the Polk half alone is home to almost 30,000 people. If incorporated, the community would immediately challenge Winter Haven as Polk’s second-largest city — and it’s still growing.  It seems unimaginable a community that size could live under a cloud of parochial, small-time thinking rooted in an old-fashioned power struggle. Yet that’s where Poinciana is, as we have learned through The Ledger’s Mike Ferguson’s reporting in recent months.     Read the opinion…………..

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