Title: Water Supply Funding Committee, January 9, 1997 Special Meeting
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Title: Water Supply Funding Committee, January 9, 1997 Special Meeting
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Water Supply Funding Committee, January 9, 1997 Special Meeting (JDV Box 70)
General Note: Box 24, Folder 3 ( Water Supply Development and Funding - 1996-1997 ), Item 36
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Water Supply Funding Committee
January 9, 1997 Special Meeting


Proposed Agenda

9:00 Opening
Welcome, review of committee work tasks and progress and
agenda review.
9:30 Development committee report
Jake Varn will summarize the development committee
recommendations and suggest possible implications for funding
committee consideration, followed by questions and answers.
10:00 Seek consensus on funding options
The funding options will be ranked to determine the order of
discussion. The group will then discuss and decide (where
possible) how to achieve equitable cost distribution, roles and
responsibilities, administration and distribution of funding and
ways to address constraints for each option. Points of agreement,
additional information needed and assignments will be recorded.
12:00 Lunch (ordered in)
1:00 Discussion of options continued
2:30 Closing
Any remaining subgroup reports
Consideration of what to report to the full group on Friday, agenda
for the committee session on Friday, and any insights that may
help integrate the group work into a package of workable
recommendations. Review next steps and assignments
3:00 Adjourn


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Water Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Options Worksheets

Instructions

Review the information in the Funding Option Matrix and the following draft consensus statements. For
each option please use the worksheets to make notes for the questions that apply. We will then share
and identify points of agreement, additional information needed and assignments.

Draft Funding Committee Consensus Statements

These general statements, listed by task, are drawn from the notes of the last meeting and may be helpful
in considering the specific additional funding sources.
Task 1. Identify overall range of future funding needs (identify existing sources and discuss both water
supply and water resource needs separately)

Consensus Statement While a target goal may be important, the lead for this issue fits more appropriately
with the duties of the water supply development committee; it is better for the funding committee to offer
up a menu of sources, with constraints, impediments, and possible fiscal estimates of each source.
Task 2. Identify existing and future options and combinations of funding sources (both revenue & loan
sources)

Consensus statement The Legislature should ensure that all potential federal funding be made available
to Florida through the Safe Drinking Water Water Act by providing the necessary matching state dollars.
Task 3. Identify factors in determining equitable cost distribution

Consensus statement Generally, beneficiaries should pay for benefits. However, in certain
circumstances, if a water supply development project meets a defined criteria of *greater public purpose*,
costs for the project should be more broadly applied.
Task 4. Clarify roles and responsibilities in water supply and water resource funding

Consensus statement If a revenue source is currently controlled by an existing decision-making body, no
changes are recommended: as long as the effect is confined to the jurisdiction of that body and does not
involve funding efforts with extra-jurisdictional impacts; where extra-jurisdictional impacts, regional
strategies and approaches should be encouraged; or if the local sources first principle is to be applied in
certain regions (e.g. South Florida), however *local* needs to be defined.
Task 5. Identify options for administration and distribution of new sources of funding

Consensus statement -The legislation of mandatory set-asides of revenue is not
recommended.
Task 6. Identify and address constraints and impediments to water supply funding.
(This task will generally be addressed as an overlay on all funding source-related tasks, but to ensure its
consideration in all instances, it has been identified as a separate and distinct task.)


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Water Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting

Funding Option Worksheet

Option: General revenue for water supply development
(e.g. California: Bond measure based on income tax).
Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


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Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet


Option:


Documentary Stamp resources? Focus on the portion
going to General Revenue 62.3% 95/96 = 335 million.


Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?
95/96 = 335 million.
How will this funding be used?


How can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
cost distribution?



What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


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Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet


Option:


Legislative appropriation


Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


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Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet


Option:


Local option sales tax on water


Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


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Water Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting

Funding Option Worksheet

Option: Gross receipts tax (apply like the electrical industry tax)


Who should have what roles and responsibilities in
this option; in particular who should administer and
source of funding?


implementing
distribute this


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


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Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet

Option: Severance fee- pays for water extracted from source
(like phosphate)

Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


Water Supply Funding Committee Meeling Worksheets, 1-9-97








Paula Here is a sample worksheet. The sources DEP has other than the 7
are: Impact taxes, new ad valorem, fees, utility fees, regulatory fees,
proprietory user fees. Should I do worksheets for these too?


Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet


Option:


Marainal cost oricina


Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


Water Supply Funding Committee Meeting Worksheets, 1-9-97







Water


Supply Funding Committee
January 9, Meeting


Funding Option Worksheet

Option:

Who should have what roles and responsibilities in implementing
this option; in particular who should administer and distribute this
source of funding?


Who are the recipients?

How much funding is probable/possible from this source?

How will this funding be used?


How
cost


can this source be utilized in a way that assures equitable
distribution?


What constraints and impediments exist to using this funding
source and how can they be addressed?




What are the pros and cons of using this funding source?


Water Supply Funding Committee Meeting Worksheets, 1-9-97




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DATE: Wednesday, January 22, 1997

TO: Varn Jake, Carlton, Fields
FAX: 222-0398


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'To: David Guest
Jake Varn
Chuck Littlejohn

From: Casey J. Gluckman

Date: January 22, 1997


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/'" Message:

The drafting committee of the Funding Committee is completing its draft
recommendations for our up-coming meeting. In looking at the way our
committee has approached the issues, we would like you to consider the following
changes to the definition of "water resources development". It is our feeling that
these changes would help to better reflect the way the funding committee viewed
these issues.

Thanks. Feel free to give me call if you want to discuss this further or
have problems with this approach.


Proposed changes:

"Water resources development" means the formulation and implementation of
regional water resource management strategies, including the collection and
evaluation of surface water and groundwater data; non-structural programs to
protect water sources; the development of regional water resource implementation
programs; and the construction, operation and maintenance of major public works
facilities to provide for flood control, surface and underground water storage, and
p. groundwater recharge augmentation; and technical assistance to local governments
and water utilities.


Giuckman & Gluckman


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