Water Mana gement Deserves Support
use, it wisely. A vot for the amend- ing a statewide water policy which bungled. vehicle for sane statewide water man-
use it wiselydeA voti for the' amendment as inn ptutatables iso rqi money an rvsgled
ISSUE: Your vote on the wa- ment will reflect that desire state- is yet to be developed. 'jt recognizes that delegated re- agemenit can be built. We think it's
ter management question in wide." The' amendment also enables responsibilities require money and reasonable to vote /of this amend-
Tuesda.y's election What will the amendment do? these new districts to levy up.to I mill "- affords the Legislature an opportuni- ment Tuesday...for love o' water.
S uesays ec n.:Statewide .it wll eunble the ea: ~"in taxes to carry out their purposes. ty to, a 1u0llyevaluate district re-
tion of other wate.'mpai n eigone~ ~i But budgets must Ie approved by the sponsibi ties and provide necessary
Here we are surrounded by water; tricts, such' the 'onwe have on the Legislature. This would be no new tax funds," say Stte Sen. Phil Lewis, .
straining to find ample to drink, and Suncoast, knoin as the Southwest power for.the Tampa Bay area, be-, c P'.,agrup known as FLOW
we don't have even the form of state- Florida Water Management District. cause the southwest district area ryd bi Lve Of Watep, ,, ,
wide water management. The district regulates the pump- has this power. .:' -" Ideally, perhaps;'a water policy Iete il
If for no other reason than that, ing and use of water. If the amend- Withoutthisbasicstructure, Flori- would be designed at the state.level its
the proposed constitutional amend- meant passes, three similar districts', di will continue to stagger, spending and.then adopted atlocal levels. This '
ment on Tuesday's ballot is worthy of willbe drawn. Together with the Cen, its water resources with the wisdom of process may be the reverse of that, Marc. 5, 1 Besiee in Boston
your support. rn March 5, 1776.-" Besieged in Boston,
uuport trail and Southern Flood Control Di-, a drunken sailor, but the truth is, so far, the real exper-- the Britih today planned an assault on
*.^ "Water is our most precious re- trict, there will be five such district; e. ; The:principle of accountability .t tise. in water management is at the., ,Amercans who had just occupied strate-
source, says Gov. Reubin Askew. These would form the infra permeates the amendment. You'll local level. ,i ic Dorchester Heights, but heavy rains
"We must protect it, manage t and structure Florida needs for implement. know whom to blame if water policy is By passing this amendment, the forestalled the attack.
Snow. who--I-mto- blam e i f' wae p o lic .foit. atc .
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