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Title: Public Hearing and Agenda
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Abstract: Public Hearing and Agenda, May 18, 1995
General Note: Box 9, Folder 14 ( SF-WMD REview Commission - 1995-1996 ), Item 30
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v iTER MANAGEMENT DISTIOr
REVIEW COMMISSION

The activities of Florida's five watermanagement districts have great impact on citizens throughout the
state, and the Commission believes that the public can provide valuable information on the operation
of the water management districts and the laws they administer. The Commission solicits your input
at a regional public hearing to be held on:
THURSDAY, MAY 18,1995
PUBUC HEARING LOCATION:
John Boy Auditorium
110 Vest Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Forida 33440
AGENDA
5:00 6:00 P.M. Registration
5:30 7:30 P.N. Public Testimony

Testimony during the public hearing will be limited to five minutes per speaker on a first-come, first
served basis Speakers representing the same group or issue should select one spo person so the
Commission may hear as many perspectives as possible. The Cormission asks that each speaker
submit his or her comments in writing at the time of presentation. Sufficient copies for each of the
twnty-one Cormissioners would be helpful. Testimony wil begin at the designed opeig time and
conclude with the last speaker preset, if prior to the posted conduding time. Citizens unable to attend
the public hearing may submit written comments or recoandations to the Comifssion.
PLEASE NOTE: The remaining portions of the Cormission's two-day meeting will also be held at the
John Boy Auditorium located at 110 VWst Ventura Avenue in Clewiston, Florida. The first meeting seg-
ment will begin at 10:00 AM. on Thursday, May 18,1995, with the Commission's discussion of issues
involving the state's water resources and water management district programs and operations, which
will be followed at 12:15 P.M. by the presentation of requested informtion by the five water manage-
ment districts. During Commission subcomittee meetings, which vwi be held from 200- 5:15 P.M.,
discussions il~ focus on issues relevant to the following subcomitt areas District Responsibilities
& Operations stand Acquisition Planning & Management; and Financial Structure & Budgeting. As
noted above, the public hearing portion of the eng will be held from 5:30- 7:30P.M. Counenng
at 8:00 AM. on Friday, May 19, 1995, the full Commission will conduct its regular business meeting
and issue discussions, which will be followed by formal prsentations by state and localgntal
representatives, ag ral ad environmental interests, and former mer of district governing
boards. Interested persons are invited to attend all meetings.
The Commission will hold additional public hearings on the same topics in the following locations:
Pensacola (June 15-16); and Sarasota (July 27-28). After the last public hearing in Sarasota, the
Cormission will conduct additional meetings to discuss and formulate its recommendations to the
Govemor and Legislature, which will be held in the following cities on the dates indicated: Orlando
(August 24-25); Tallahassee (September 28-29); Tampa (October 19-20);Ortando (Noverrer 9-10);
and Tallahassee (November 30-December 1). Although public testimony will not be solicited during
these discussion meetings, the public is invited to attend all Commission sessions.
For moe information please contact Sally Bond Mann, Executive Director, ter Mnagemnt Cstrict
Rew Corr mission, 205 SouthAdams Street Tallahassee, Florida 32301; Telephone (904)922-0981;
SUNCOM 292-0981; and Facsimile (904) 921-8007. (&Udt.~w PWepZO







WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
REVIEW COMMISSION

MEMORANDUM

On the reverse side of this Memorandum is a notice announcing the
next public hearing of the Water Management District Review Commission,
together with copies of the agenda for the meeting, and an information piece
on the purpose and charge of the Cormmission.
Please be advised that information regarding the Conmission and its
future meetings will continue to be provided to you ONLY if you complete
the form below and return it to Commission offices in Tallahassee, Florida.
If you do not return the completed form, future notices or other information
on the commission will not be furnished to you. DO NOT TELEPHONE
THIS INFORMATION TO OUR OFFICE! You may mail the completed form
to the Cormission at 205 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301,
or fax it to us at 904/921-8007; Suncom 291-8007.

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PLEASE RETAIN MY NAME ON THE. MAILING LIST OF THE WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT REVIEW COMMISSION. THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION ACCURATELY REFLECTS MYNAME, AFFILIATION, AND
CURRENT ADDRESS, TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS:

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLYII!
NAME:
ADDRESS: --


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MANAGEM I DISTRICT REVIEW CORISSION
MEETING AGENDA THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1995


10:00 am. to 7:30 p.m.

John Boy Auditorium
110 West Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Flrida 33440


10:00 a.m.-1015 am.:


VELC,'= E AD 1iTRODZCTORY REMARKS


Samuel E Poole III, Executive Director, South Florida Water Mgmt. District


10:15 p.m.-12:00 p.m.:


GEtIERAL = I SESSION OF ISSUES


Philosophical Positions on Govqnance, Accountability,
Environmental Regulation and Land Acquisition
Subcommittee Crossroads and Connections


12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.:

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.:
(CQmrsbn MWrig Lurch)


1:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.:


1:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

2:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.:


Break


DISTRICTS'RESPONSES TO RECOrtWE NATIONS BY LEWIS,
LONGAN & WALKER, PA., FLORA ENGNERING SOCIETY
AND THE WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Henry Dean, Execuive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District

NOTE: The following individuals will also be available to answer questions:
Douglas E Barr, Executive Director, Northest Florida Water Mgt. District
Jerry Scaborough, Execulive Director, Suwamee Rive Waer Mgnt. District
Samuel E Poole III, Executive Director, South Florida Water Mgmt. District
Peter G. Hubbell, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Igmt. District


ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Peter G. Hubbell, Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water Management District


Break


SUB(OMTFETE m EELNGS


FINANCIAL STRUCTURE AND BUDGETING (The Beardsley Room)


General Discussion of Issues


WATER


TIME:


PLACE




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WATER IADISTRI CT EIE 1W MSS,"ON
MEETING AGE A TH SAY, MAY 18, 195 (onpued

2:00 p.m-5:15 p.m.: SUBCOMTTIEE IWETINS

DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITIES AND OPERATIONS (Audtrium)

Presentations: FLOOD CONTROL OPERATIONS

Joseph A Schigart, PE., Director, Operations & Maintenance
department, South Florida Water Management District

EXOTIC PLANT CONTROL

Dan Thyr, Director, Vegetation Management Division
Soutf RForida Water Management District

Jeffrey D. Schardt Environmental Administrator, Bureau of Aquatic
Plant Management department of Environmental Protection

CHAPTER 298 DRAINAGE DISTRICTS

Terry E Lewis, Esquire of Lewis, Longman & Walker, PA

Peter L Pimenrwe Executive Director, Northern Palm Beach
County VWaer Control District

WiHiam G. Winters, District Manager, Lake Worth Drainage District

D. Ronald Graydon, General Manager, South Florida Conservancy

General Discussion of Issues

LAI ACS1TON, PLAlI-NG Ai MANAGElET (Ser tze Cea)

Presentation: LONG-RANGE ACQUSITION REQUIREMENTS

Chuck Rinaldi Deputy Director for Land Management
South Florida water Management District
General Discussion of Issues

5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m: BREAK

5:30 p.m. 7:30* p.m: PUBLIC HRING~ Arinw *

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Public Testimony
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WATER MANAGEVEN POISTRICT REVIEW OMISSION

MEETING AGENDA FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1995

TIME 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

PLACE John Boy Auditorium
110 West Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440


8:00 a.m. 8:45 am.














8:45 a.m. 1:45 p.m

Schedule*

8:45 9:15




9:15 9:30




9:30 -10:15


: BUSINESS I ETING (Wxorng Breafast)

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Executive Director Announcements

Opportunity for Comments from the Office of the Governor & the Cabinet

Opportunity for Comments by State & Local Government Elected Officials

Opportunity for Comments by Citizens

Su-Committee Reports

General Discussion of Issues

: PRESENTATIONS TO COMMISSION

NamelAffiliation and Tonic


Samuel E Poole III, Executive Director
South Rorida Water Management District

Response to Public Tesimony

Ron Hamel, Executive Vice President
Guff Citrus Grers Association, Inc.

Improving Distict Cowmnticaton with Industry Orgarizatons

Dr. John M. DeGrove, Director of Forida Atlantic University/Florida
International University Joint Center for Environmental & Urban Problems

Water Management Districts: Accountability Issues in Goveance


10:15 10:30 Break






o 0
WATER MAM 19S TRCTREVION Q0 s
IEETI ACEI A FRIDAY, MAY19, 1995 continued )

10:30 10:45 J. Nelson Fians, Pesilent and Chief Operating Officer
United States Sugr Corporation

ROay Chaeck Agribusiness and later Management

10:45 -11:15 Lewis E. "Woody" Larson, Jr., Florida's Dairy Farmers

Envmronmentai fipacl of Cistriict ules on the Dairy Industry

11:15 12:30 Former Members of Govering Boards
South Florida Water Manageent District
Paspectives and PFescriptions

12:30 12:45 Sally McPherson & Tery Pride, South Floria Watr Management District
Edward T. Hobin,'South t Florida Water Ma cement District
David W Fisk, Suwannee verA WMter Management District
John Wehle, St. Johns River Water Management District
Report on the 1995 Florida Legislative Session

12:45 1:00 Mike Sctt, The Florida Mitigation Tust Corporation

Miigauion Banking

1:00 1:15 Bobby F. McA Executive Vie President and"
Chief Operating Oficer, Florida Citrus Mutual
Florida CMirus itua;as Recommendations to the Commission

1:15- 1:30 Edward Hamilton Jr., General Manager; elle ade Farm
A Duda & Sons, Inc.
tVer Supply Issues for Vegetable Girowers

1:30 -1:45 W-i. Tim lers Chaima, Exteal Affairs Committee
Florida Turf Grass Association
Golf Cournsesand I te Courses: Porties and Patnerships

*Times shown are approxmate and may be acdusted slightly to acomodate questions by the Comnission.
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COMMSSION STMAiS WMMATErMICb1MAGM -IM

The 21-menuer Water ManagementDistrict Review Conmission was created by
1994 legislation to performm a corehensive review d Florida's system of regional
water ge mana ent'q e creation of the five regional watFr manag~ ent districts in
1972, their respobii and authority have epandd to inde not only flood
protection and the regulation of surface waters, but also environmental resource
permiing, w er quantity and quaiy protein and the a Von 7 and manaement of
ecologically sensitive lads The Crission istudywil~mr of all aspects
of the districts' bw ing and operational programs, asvll as the onstikional and
statutory authority of discts to mane regional water sources.
Direced by Chaper 94-270 to hold puUic hearins~thin the jtwidiion of each
district for the ppse of reciingpublic comment on theoperatinofhe wa manage-
ment districts and the law printer, the Cams n has ohducted several tw-
day meetings across the state, and has scheduled additional publicthrings in Clewston
(May 18-19), Pensacola (June 15-16), and Sarasota (July 27-28). Meeting agenda
incude overview of regional programs and operation Cormission asucomnittee
meetings, an openmik.epublic hearing, and formal prestEeaions by afppaeentaives of
federal, state and local governments, regulated enties, ervironmental concema and
agricultural and industrial interests. After the last pubic hearing in Saaota, the
Comwrission w U o-rduct additional rrmetin to discuss and forate its
recommendationsto the Goveror and Legisattra, hich wil be held in the following
cities on the dates indicated: Orlando (August 2425); Taahassee (sept er -29);
Tampa (October 19-20); Orlando (Noveimer 9-10); and Talahassee (Noventer 30-
December 1). Although publi testimony wvinot be soliachd .dung te discussion
meetings, the public is invited to attend all Comiemmon sessions.

The following subconittaes have been establisald within the Cormission to
conduct detailed reviews o the iterried topics, as described in te enabling legislation:
District Responaibiitia.& OWel ans: Legal responsibiities assigned to the
water .ranwgia la i s hther those seepribilities should be
modified, and ways to improve the program tic accourtablify of disticts.


See Chaper 9427Q Lau of Florida (1994). FormersenatePident Philip D. Lewis is Chirman
of the Cori in, Wich is coniposed of the is following niduakjis: George M barley, Jr., Wliam
Mi Bishop Senator Caes Beao, Rosene D. Caro Thbrmas H. Dyar, JqCi M. Frdiyson,
Joe Martin Hliard, Miry A 111ie, Ftepw resertaier 'dr Launt, John R Maoy, Mmi K
McAndrews, Senator John McKay, Mayor Carol Jaudon MoQueen, R E Necdey, Thomas E
Oaldey, Represertaive Vemon Peeples, Howard L Searcy, Commissioner Samuel Taylor,
Commissioner Pati B. Webster, and Sanford N. Young.
2 Tampa (December 1-2 1994); Orlando (December 15-16, 1994); Jacsnrmville (January 19-20,
1995); Ft Lauderdale/Hollood (February 16-17, 1995); Tallahassee (March 16-17, 1995); and
Uve Oak (Apil 20-21).








Financdaltruchm & tgilt Cosa associafedA ah opelring the dis-
tricts; funding mechanisms available to the water management districts to
S cany out their responsibilitie; ays to inpove the .iandc ac8 untability
of districts; the need to revised c uDe develop nt and adoption
..... prode scife te i~te adthelavy ola rdatoemtaxes ad the pulic
notice prceBdures of CBapteres20 an3s33, ForikaduSteflites

managanmnt acetivtes for trhtandsoMnedtaythe atermranaeer tsde!,
i. including the potential for reargaing and iktegratingthpnsibles aO
the districts, regional plrrirng ouncis, Department o Enwirdnmernal
Protection and the Department of Conmnity Affairs; atematives to district
management o quidadrsidudingthefeasblftyfdlit
by the Deparnert of Enwiromial Poecton other state or rk
agenda s, loa: go-enmrn or nongovemnrterdites, singly or in
combination.
As.a whole, the Conrisvion ll review district governance issues such as
whether to appoi or eled govr b m board merraers or prt* elect dcan te in
Sa manner sirriar to that of th'e udicid nonn ltJli 'coin eiobn dr-he Public Service
Cormrisich Noninbng Council. In :adldion, Cnrissln, nmerbers vd study the
< feasibility' crdingsewoointittwe p boo-n-iotebtor joint dorrtteef the Senate
and House of aBp esotnsives th thes *eqasse purpose of ofriairg legislative
vasight of waer resources. man agelt in Florfta.

Chapter 94-270 dire=ed the Cormission to reortits.oir.nlins to the
Govemor, the President tMhe Sate aand Speakr o the House of Rep~r i by
September 1, 1995. Based on the depth of the mandated study and quantity of
Sdocumentation under onswiderasti howmorverm eiiatorJohn Mdfay andBpresentative
SVemgn Popqe apwhored a bit during the 199 lgimlative se ton thaat ended the
reporting deadline to January 1, 1996. The Cormission will remain n existence until July
1,1996, solht its mnntersndari t can p ld1m "A rrSbwtlr to the
Govemor, Presidert ad SpeuCer durin thir coasid. Oof t 11oefoposals that
may result from the issuance of the ConmTission reconr`d
The Conrrission actively solicits cornments and reconrrendatons relating to water
resource issues from citizens, businesses, environmental gri angovenmental
entities or interests. Peise"d'i uie or remarks to *SMiy nd nr, Executive
Director and e obin 205
South Adamts treet ahridan ad at (904)
922-0981 or via fax at (4) 91-807.




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