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SJhim Williams and twoCbinet members ting $30 min on a year."' ;
endorsed yesterday a.. aconstitutlonpl Th four smaller districts have
amendment extending taxing power to getting $400.00a year from thestate.
all water management districts and pre-: The courts ruled that the two districts
servlntbi ting authority of. the two would lose their ad valorem authority
biggest." when the boundaries are changed' by
. Williams, Agriculture Compissioner!Preorganizatio without a consitJalqt
:Doyle Conner, Atty. Gen. Robbrt Shvin amendment. .i > .,0, J 1
and a' group of' legislative leaders said .. .
Spassage of the 'amendment March 1,V Under the amendment the legislature.,
would ensure local control of water man 'could approve ad valorem taxqs of up to.
Oegement program dis e e mill 'for all. districts except the
rtts lo Water, Management,
WAlmajortgoaliorthe 1972 Wate r a.strct wn
Sources tct was rereyganization of min" .
districts into five'an 'that l would 'b~The cap for theSouthwest Florida
-blocked by failure:;o elat8 ment. Wateil Management District. wokld be
'Sen. PhUi LewLissaid.d *'^ reduce' from: 1. mills to one: The'.dls-
The Central '.and.Southen "Florida4trict is -levying less than a mill now so
4 Flood rControl and :SouihweT'rFlorida 0 there would be no tax decrease. The cap
IWater. Management District. .serving: for Centra~~1n Southern woulorema
about 65 per cent of the state's popula- 'atonemill.
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