Friday, February 1, 2013

How will the local governments respond in their legislative plans? TALLAHASSEE, Fla.: Fla. Gov. unveils $74.2 billion spending plan - Florida Wires -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.: Fla. Gov. unveils $74.2 billion spending plan - Florida Wires -
The proposed budget has been released and this signals the mad rush to start work in Tallahassee on how we can positively impact local services and infrastructure.

What are your thoughts/concerns?

How did the DEP do? The official DEP spin is that: "Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr. applauds Governor Rick Scott’s environmental priorities within his Florida Families First FY2013/2014 budget. The $1.2 billion budget will include support for restoration projects in the Everglades, springs water quality improvements and the purchase of conservation land. The budget places a priority on projects that protect and renew our waterbodies in line with the Department’s emphasis on getting the water right. "

CLICK HERE to view the entire Florida Department of Environmental Protection bulletin posted just one hour after release of the budget on 01/31/2013

Per the DEP bulletin, Proposed budget items include:

$60 million to fund the Governor’s Everglades Water Quality Plan and continuing funding for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
$269.5 million for restoring waterways and water supply.
$75 million for Florida Forever.
$25 million for beach erosion control.
$19 million for state park improvements.

Any comments from the South Dade municipalities?

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