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||Commission: Hands-Off Vote on Water District Amendment
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Commission: Hands-Off Vote on Water District Amendment, March 3, 1976
||Box 10, Folder 2 ( SF Taxation, ad valorem tax referendum-SWFWMD-1976 - 1976 ), Item 31
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
ljdnesdY, arch 3, 1976
Cormission Hands-Off Vote
O Water District Amendment
By DEAMNN THOMPSON _the counts problemswix eq ipment could be used by Wallace a hangar a th
Sun Sta n Writer. .," the-ate district'," sine tliehidden patrolmen in eed St Petersburg-Clearwate
A proposed constitutional major area of concern-rep- traps. The commission voted Airport.
amendment to-grant water presentation. on the district- to have both. maintenance. ,
management'districts taxing board-would not be altered-.. and use contracts drawn up App ed the purchase
powers will go to areavoters under the amendment.. before the prcase is ap- 5 Bientennial fgs at
.Tuesday with neitheran of- In an.unusually short ses- proved. each.
ficial endorsement 'nor con- sionririthe commissioinr-also.w In other-action the corn ec a che lf
demnation by the Pinellas heard a request from Rainey-i .s oeracon, e com Received a check fr
County Commission. ": that the county purchase five i ; the state for $io000, to bei
The commission -had in- radar guns for use by the Approved the scheduling matched in local funds, for
dicated last week that it Florida Highway Patrol. -of political rallies for presi- implementation of the Emer-
would take formal ..action .Laughing as he admitted it dental primary candidates agency Medical Services pro-
against the amendment in its is "like buying a gun. for Ronald Reagan and George gram.
Tuesday meeting, but in- someone-to shoot you," Rain
stead a vote to temporarily ey said the patrol now uses
pass (or, in this case, kiil)'a only. "Ihot pursuit" to ap.
resolution stating--the prehend county speed vio-
commission's opposition lators ;and that the state
emerged.& .'i does not.7and will not for two
Apparently the absence of years;: have money for the
Chairman Don Jones and the guns. -
return of commissioners G. The commission agreed.to
Patrick Iley and Charles E.& ask the county's purchasing
Rainey. iwho missed: last department to advertise bids
week's meeting, turned .the for the radar .equipment;
tables for the amendment. which could,' be positioned
Jones had indicated last outside a patrolman's car to
week at a joint meeting of the clock passing motorist's
Hillsborough and Pinellas speeds
County commissions that Pi- The guns, which cost $1,101
nellas would-Join its neighbor to $2,400, would bring over
to the east in opposition to $200,000 in additional reven
the amendment. ue to--the county for vio-
Both counties have. ex- lations in unincorporated
perienced problems with the areas. Rainey said.
Southwest Florida Water Circuit. Clerk Harold
ManagementrDistrict;,which "Pete'" Mulllndore ex
would be allowed ti levy up pressed fears that the radar
to one mill of taxes in the 17- .
county district'*i the amend-
ment is approved.' "
Iley sailbe and Commi-
sioner Jeanne Malchon both
felt that rejection of the
amendment would not solve
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