Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Additional observations on the local water project vetoes

I posted yesterday on the fact that Governor Scott vetoed several local water appropriations. The local veto victims included Palmetto Bay, $250,000; Cutler Bay,  $400,0000; South Miami, $120,000. Homestead had two water projects; $195,000 and $12,000 that were vetoed. The monies were in the budget and seemed so close that the elected officials could almost taste the water. Then yesterday, these water project appropriations evaporated with a single stroke of a (veto) pen.

Yet the City of Doral is set to receive $1,000,000. One million dollars to Doral while the four other cities came close, but were denied a combined $977,000.

Historic preservation Agency Money was not cut, though several specifically earmarked projects were vetoed.

I am still sorting this out. What has also not been calculated in the expenditures by the cities in lobbying fees and council travel, direct and soft costs. 

More in depth information regarding the budget and Governor Scott's vetoes is available online Miami Herald: Fla. gov. vetoes nearly $400 million from budget


  1. AnonymousMay 22, 2013

    Maybe Governor Scott read Mayor Stanczyk's blog and decided we did not deserve the money.

    1. I sincerely doubt that he read her blog. Serious work and thought goes into choosing what passes and which projects suffer the veto pen.