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Jones wants study of wat Or agreement
By DAVID M. SNYDER Rainey te next day denied Jones' charges, then gleeful-
st. P.F burTim., stff VHw ly.added: "Chug-a, chug-a, chug-a, chug-a, ... Wooooo,
-CLERWATE-- A outhouse feu tween two Pi- Wooooo."
-CLEARWATER- A courthouse feudbetween two Pi- On Mon ay, Jones focused on Rainey's request to re-
nellas County commissioners may generate more sparks to- lease a $50,O payment withheld from the regional water
day, this time over the issue of water, authority b cause of questions about the authority budget.
-Attacking a net project of Commissioner Charles THE A THORITY had earmarked the money for
Ramey's, Commissioner Don .Jones Monday called for es- legal fees fo obtaining well fields owned by St. Petersburg
tabhshment of a citizen committee for an "obective and and Pinella both authority members.
n olical evaa tion of Pinehas membershipin the Jones, i a written statement, noted that none of the
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority. The County other memt rsi of the authority -- Pnsclo nd Hilkhlrwntih
Commission meets today.
Rainey is chairman-of the authority, which was created
in 1974 to end regional anger and distrustover acquisition
'bfprecious water supplies. -
S JONES AND RAINEY clashed two weeks ago when
S Rainey and two other commissioners voted to cut funds for
.several programs Jones opposed the move and later
charged that Rainey met with the others in secret and
.engineered the vote.
"It was the old Rainey train running through the com-
mission chambers with a full head of steam today," Jones
counties anr Tampa has offered its well fields to the nu-
"A truly' regional authority. encompassing all of a h
assets of all the participating counhigs k sominthin' I he-
fieve in and have always supported" Jones said. "but I cn-
not support the apparent hvuocrisy of the stated oals and
y dmnistrator Duane Zussy said the authority
,000, which was initially withheld last Octo-
gn.planning its budget for next year. Piriellas is
u lly committed" to give the money to the author-
. needs the
ber, to be
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