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TAVARES, FL-Cautious of urban sprawl but watching every penny, Lake County commissioners turned down a proposal from Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute to complete a one-week, land-management study for a $110,000 fee.

Instead, some commissioners feel the same objective study could be done by the county’s planning staff. Catherine Hanson, a longtime commercial/residential broker in the area and the commission’s chair, pushed for the ULI study.

She couldn’t be reached at GlobeSt.com’s publication deadline but county staffers who have worked with her tell GlobeSt.com Hanson is disappointed with the commission’s decision.”She feels it’s a step backward,” the staffers say.

The current five-member Lake County commission is generally perceived as being pro-development. There are only 210,528 residents in the entire county, according to last U.S. Census.

Tavares, the county seat (Pop. 9,700), is 35 miles northwest of Downtown Orlando. There are 1,400 lakes in the county.

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