Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls for Resignations of Governing Board Members of South Florida Water Management District
By Space Coast Daily // January 11, 2019
'The people of Florida deserve nothing less'
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis called for the immediate resignations of all governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District.
The announcement was made during a stop in Stuart to discuss the Governor’s major water policy reforms to protect and improve Florida’s water resources.
“One of the recommendations that Congressman Mast has provided to me was that we really need a fresh start at the South Florida Water Management District and so today I have sent correspondence to all of the board members, thanking them for their service but requesting their resignation,” said Gov. DeSantis.
Gov. DeSantis went on to say in his letter to the governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District:
“Today I issued an Executive Order outlining our bold vision for environmental protection and water quality. Everglades restoration is the centerpiece of our strategy to improve our water, and the actions of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are incredibly important in aiding the success of that strategy.
I thank you for your service to the State of Florida, but it is time for a clean reset of the leadership of the Board to focus the appropriate attention on this bold vision.
Therefore, I ask that each of you tender your resignation from the Board, effective immediately.
The voters spoke clearly in support of our bold vision for action on the environment. I look forward to reconstituting the Board of the SFWMD with a dedicated focus toward implementing the objectives we have laid out today. The people of Florida deserve nothing less.
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