BREAKING: DeSantis demands resignations from entire South Florida water board

JANUARY 10, 2019

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After a whirlwind day visiting both coasts to announce sweeping measures to address the state’s environmental woes, Florida’s new governor demanded water managers overseeing efforts to fix the Everglades step down.

At an afternoon meeting in Stuart, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wanted the nine-member board at the South Florida Water Management District to resign because he believed they failed to understand the toll endured by communities by repeated hammering from dirty lake water released into coastal rivers.

The article goes on to state the following:

“I just want good people who are willing to do the right thing,” he said.

Board members infuriated the new governor in November when they voted to extend a lease to sugar farmers two days after the election. News of the vote was posted the night before the meeting, with less than 12 hours notice. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, who headed up DeSantis’ environmental transition team, raced down to the meeting and urged board members to put off the vote, but they refused.

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2 Comments

  1. Karen January 10th, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Yes 😳.They have to put resignations.Nothing was done in Florida.
    Red tide , algae so many years and they ignored.
    Thank you new Governor DeSantis
    you will employ people who
    work well.That’s what we need .

    Florida problem we vote for you,

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  2. Denise Duckworth January 11th, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    We have The Brown Act in California so citizens can attend meetings with at least a 48-hr notice from the gov’t. Doesn’t FL have something similar?

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