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||re Governor's recommended budget for the WMDs
||Letter dated Mar. 6, 1972 re Governor's recommended budget for the WMDs set at $1,859,200 and the Senate approved $1,809,000, not adequate to match Federal appropriations proposed at $7,600,000. Request for support of budget.
||Mar. 6, 1972
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 1, Folder 7 ( FUNDING WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS ), Item 52
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
March 6, 1972
The Honorable James L. Redman
It is my understanding that the Governor recommended $1,859,200,
the Senate committee on appropriations has approved $3,859,000,
and the House committee on appropriations has approved approxi-
mately $1,809,000 from the water Resources Development Account
for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. If the
House position continues in the appropriations bill, there will
not be sufficient funds to match the Federal appropriation and
to continue with the purchase of water storage and ground water
President Nixon*s proposed budget for the Federal funds to the
Southwest Florida Water Management District projects is set at
$7,600,000, which is an increase of approximately $4,320,00.
This is the first time that the President's budget has included
funds sufficient to really proceed with the projects, so that they
can be completed within a reasonable time.
As you are well aware, the cost of purchase or condemnation of
water storage and ground water recharge areas is continuing to
climb at a rapid rate, especially in this area of Florida.
Further delay will make the projects more expensive as the years
You may recall that, in 1969, the appropriations of the Water
Resources Development account for the Southwest Florida Water
Management District was $3,391,633, and, in 1970, it was
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$3,280, 000. Za 1971, the appropriation was dropped to $1,422,000.
This 1971 appropriation was ocnplhled with your help because,
at th time wrota ry last year, there wre o fends designated
in the Water resources Developm.nt a t tar there sothst
Finride after ana Dnistriht.
I feel that this is another critical tim; fr the reason that
we should do everythag possible to saow the Fberal aethorities
that we will do ear part loaly u and will apIropriate the necessary
matching Lhaa and other Lusns neacesary to continue the develop-
mant of projects at the same rate th t Federal apopror"ation
If you have any uemat a or etut onis, I would appreciate it
if ySe would A a me or aMr. Bddy Blain of our office who is
in tallahassee during this session of the legislature.
With kindst regards, I am.
0e* s Myron G. aihbea
CC Mr. sJohn Andersona
6498 28th Avenue forth
St. Pteraburg, FlSrida 33710