Title: Water Supply Development and Funding Work Group Process Plan
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Title: Water Supply Development and Funding Work Group Process Plan
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Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Water Supply Development and Funding Work Group Process Plan (JDV Box 70)
General Note: Box 24, Folder 3 ( Water Supply Development and Funding - 1996-1997 ), Item 1
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Water Supply Development
and Funding Work Group
Process Plan


Seek consensus on problem statement and principles
Shape a structure for effective work group action
Develop a practical, feasible work plan
Constituency outreach and work on tasks

Nov. 8 Review of interim products and committee direction
Presentations and Committee work
Consensus testing and work plan revision
Interim Constituency outreach and work on tasks

Dec. 6
Dec. 18

Jan. 10

Same as above
Constituency outreach and work on tasks
Same as above
Constituency outreach and work on tasks
Preparation of a draft legislative proposal
Seek consensus on proposed amendments
Assign responsibilities for unresolved issues
Constituency outreach and amendment drafting

Jan. 31 Final amendment process
Acceptance of the recommendation report
Develop work plan for the legislative session

Feb. ??

and beyond

Governor's Office begins bill drafting

Workshop to present recommendations to legislators

Interim Governor's Office continues bill drafting

Feb. ??
Feb. ??

Water Supply Work Group workshop on draft bill
Chairs present draft bill to the legislative committees


Oct. 17


Guidelines for Maintaining Consensus During Session

A. Advocate for the Work Group product and your special interests.

1. Communicate with constituencies how the product addresses their interests and
what and why compromises were made.

2. Seek support of constituencies and other potential advocates.

3. Meet with legislators and committees to communicate your group's support for the
product and points you are most concerned about not being changed. Alert them
to possible changes you would be opposed to.

B. Respond to challenges to work group products. Meet with the
challengers) to:

1. Explore and understand their concerns.

2. Explain how their concerns were addressed in the work group process and

3. Compare the work group product to worse alternatives or to no bill.

4. Counter attempts to break the consensus with a reminder of the unacceptable
desires that will be raised if the consensus unravels.

5. Formulate amendments that address their concerns and are consistent with work
group consensus.
6. Initiate the following steps for Processing Proposal Amendments.

C. Process for proposed amendments.
Individuals, groups legislators, legislative staff or subcommittees are
encouraged to utilize the following protocols for maintaining consensus:

1. Submit proposed changes to a contact (Paula, legislative staff??) for fax or e-mail
distribution to core group members.

2. Comments should be returned to the contact by the end of the next day.

3. The amendment proposer shall seek to resolve concerns through individual calls,
conference calls or meetings.

4. Revised language should be processed as above

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