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Title: Memo: 2/23/1976, FLOW
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Abstract: Memo: 2/23/1976, FLOW
General Note: Box 11, Folder 3 ( Final Report: Environmental Efficiency Study Commission - 1987-88 ), Item 11
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FOR LOVE OF WATER


SEN. PHILIP 0. LEWIS, CIIM.
P. O. BOX 9726
RIVIERA BEACH. FLORIDA 33404
1305) 832 3876


FOR the Amendmenlt:


COVERNOR
REvUBIO'D, ASKEWi

LIP UiFNANT GtOV RaoJR
It. WILLI.A IS

ATTORNEY (I'.NFR iL
HUSE RTL. StIEV'IN

S(O LIISSIO'NER Of AGHICUL iL
DOYLE CONNER

SEN. PHILIP D, LEWIS

SEN. D ROBERT GRAILaH

STN LEI BRANrLEY

SEN GCuYSPICOLA

REP. A. H. CRAIG

REP. W. E. FULFORD '

REP. TOM LEWIS:

REP, OBMticKNIGHlT

JOHNANDERSON.P.E.

; TRUDY BERNHAR

GORGE BROW.V

RaBER rL. CLARK,JR.;

OR. JOffy4 M. DeGROVE

JOEL KL'PERBERG

DERRILL .lcATEER

EDWAVRD %fED4RD

[rM R.NKIN

ROBE RTM. RHODES, Esq.

G EORGE RUPPELL

ALICE WAINWRIGHT



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SFebruary 23, 1976


On March 9, 1976 -- the date of the Florida Presidential


Preference Primary -- Floridians will vote on the constitu-


tional amendment to authorize and limit ad valorem taxes


for water management.

The proposed amendment has the support of Governor


Reubin Askew and many political and environmental leaders


in Florida including Lieutenant Governor Jim Williams,


Attorney General Robert Shevin, and Agriculture Com-


missioner Doyle Conner. Two distinguished State Senators,


Phil Lewis of West Palm Beach and Robert Graham of


Miami Lakes, have been actively campaigning for the issue


throughout Florida.


Lewis heads a non-profit corporation called F. L. O. W.,


Inc. (For Love of Water), which is coordinating a statewide


campaign for the constitutional amendment.

"Water is our most precious resource, said Governor


Askew. "We must protect it, manage it, and use it wisely.

A vote for the amendment will reflect that desire statewide. '


Adoption of the amendment will further the implementation


Printed by FLOW, INC., a nonprofit organization
entirely supported by private contributions.


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of Florida's landmark Water Resources Act passed by the Legislature and signed

by Governor Askew in 1972.

SThe Water Resources Act broadened and strengthened the regulatory powers

of the two existing water management districts in primarily the southern half of

peninsular Florida. The law also established three other districts to cover

the rest of the State.

The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in 1949 and the

Southwest Florida Water Management District in 1961 were given authority

for ad valorem taxation by the Legislature.

The new water management districts for the Northwest, St. Johns, and

Suwanee areas do not have this taxing authority for water management and

can only receive it through the vote of concerned Floridians.

.: -. Approval of this constitutional amendment will assure a continuing partner-

ship between the State and local governments in water management, the

Governor maintains. ..

The amendment would authorize water management districts to levy up to .

1' mill tan on property ($1 per $1,000 assessed valuation) except in Florida's

: a.nhandle where the maximum levy would be one-twentieth of a mill ($. 05 per

:$1,000 assessed valuation).

P passage of the amendment would actually mean a reduction in the maximum

taxing level for the 15-county Southwest Florida Water Management District

S which is currently authorized by law to tax up to 1.3 mills. A one-mill ceiling

will apply.


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ing individuals have pledged to support the March 9

WATER MANAGEMENT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT:


GOVERNOR REUBIN O'D. ASKEW

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR J. H. "JIM" WILLIAMS

ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT L. SHEVIN

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE DOYLE CONNER


SENATOR PHILIP D. "PHIL" LEWIS

SENATOR D. ROBERT "BOB" GRAHAM

SENATOR LEW BRANTLEY

SENATOR GUY SPICOLA


REPRESENTATIVE A. H. "GUS" CRAIG

REPRESENTATIVE W. E. "BILL" FULFORD

REPRESENTATIVE TOM LEWIS


JOHN ANDERSON, PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

TRUDY BERNHARD, VICE CHM. LOXAHATCHEE ENVIRONMENTAL
CONTROL DISTRICT

GEORGE BROWN, CHM. ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGE-
MENT DISTRICT

ROBERT L. CLARK, JR., CHM. CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT

DR. JOHN M. DE GROVE, DIR. JOINT CENTER FOR ENVIR-
ONMENTAL AND URBAN PROBLEMS

EDWARD MEDARD, FORMER CHM, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

DERRILL MC ATEER, CHM. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

TOM RANKIN, PRESIDENT LYKES-PASCO, INC.

GEORGE RUPPELL, BANKER-ST. PETERSBURG & FORMER MEMBER
DEPARTMENT OF POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD

ALICE WAINWRIGHT, TROPICAL AUDUBON & MEMBER OF
E.L.M.S. COMMITTEE


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