Title: Letter to Honorable Buddy Mackay Dated Aug. 27, 1996
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Title: Letter to Honorable Buddy Mackay Dated Aug. 27, 1996
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Letter to Honorable Buddy Mackay Dated Aug. 27, 1996 (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 5 ( Water Supply Issues Group (File 3 of 3) - 1996 ), Item 38
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FLrIDA CHAMBER




RECEIVED

AUG 2 1996
August 27, 1996
Carlton Fields Tallahassee
.l i-' n \lrn

Honorable Buddy Mackay
Lieutenant Governor
State of Florida
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Dear Governor Mackay:

Thank you for taking the time to discuss water supply issues with representatives of the Florida
Chamber, Florida Home Builders Association, Florida Agricultural Coalition, Association of
Florida Community Developers, Florida Association of Realtors, Florida Electric Coordinating
Group, Florida Land Council and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association on August 7. As you
know, all of these groups worked very hard with your staff and many other interest groups prior
to and during the 1996 legislative session in an attempt to reach consensus on a number of water-
related issues. We now seek to participate with you in what we hope will be continued serious
discussions leading into the 1997 session.

For your information, those in attendance at the August 7 meeting are part of a broader spectrum
of water users and suppliers working together to arrive at a consensus position on the steps
necessary to proactively address the state's water supply needs, hopefully by mid-November. This
group is proceeding under the following assumptions:

The primary emphasis should be on water supply development to meet all of Florida's
water needs. (This presents the best opportunity for building the broadest possible
coalition of public and private interests. Furthermore, this focus will require an
examination of the related issues of water supply funding, water use and allocation
methods, traditional and non-traditional sources of water supply, financial and other
incentives for water supply development, the most appropriate institutional approaches to
water supply management, the establishment of minimum flows and levels within this
context, and the respective roles of various levels of government with regard to water
supply.)

Administrative and legislative water supply management solutions are preferable to
litigated solutions.



Florida Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
136 S. Bronough St. P.O. Box 11309 Tallahassee, FL 32302-3309 (904) 425-1200 FAX (904) 425-1260









-The positive involvement of the Governor, Legislature, local government, and the private
sector will be required to effectively address Florida's water supply future.

If you have questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call. We very much
appreciate your strong personal interest in these issues and look forward to working closely with
you in the future.

Since y,



arl s B. Littlejohn

CBL/1

cc: Lee Hinkle
Wade Hopping
Keith Hetrick
Doug Mann
Bill Hunter
Butch Calhoun
Jake Varn
Gene Adams
Bill Hyde
Steve Walker










CARLTON FIELDS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW


215 SOUTH MONROE STREET. SUITE 500
TALLAHASSEE. FLORIDA 32301-1866
TEL (904) 224-1585 FAX (904) 222-0398


MAILING ADDRESS:
POST OFFICE DRAWER 190
TALLAHASSEE. FL 32302-0190


August 23, 1996


VIA TELECOPY

MEMORANDUM


TO:


FROM:


RE:


Chuck Littlejohn

Jake Varn ,Jj%

Proposed Letter to Lt. Governor MacKay


I would delete the next to last paragraph which begins
"Attached for your information are two documents which our
emerging coalition is reviewing. ." This paragraph adds
nothing to the letter. The remainder of the proposed letter look
fine.

Please call if you have any questions.

JDV:dgb

































CARLTON. FIELDS. WARD, EMMANUEL, SMITH & CUTLER, P.A.
TAMPA ORLANDO PENSACOLA TALLAHASSEE WEST PALM BEACH ST. PETERSBURG




AUG-21-1996 14:09


Charles Litdejohn &Associates
ENVIRONMENTAL. AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS






FACSIMILE COVER SHEET


TO:










FROM:

SUBJECT:

DATE:


Water Work Group
Doug Mann 681-8796
Keith Hetrick 224-1359
Wade Hopping 224-8551
Bill Hunter 222-5098
Jake Varn 222-0398
Steve Walker 407-640-82J2
Phil Parsons 224-5595
Gene Adams 224-0702
Bill Hyde 222-1002

Chuck Littlejohn

Attached

August 21, 1996


Please give me your comments by noon on Ffidav. Thanks.

Thanks.


310 WEST COLLEcE AVF.'JE 7 -LLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301
(904) 222-7535 (904) 681-8796 rAX


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AUG-21-1996 14:0902/02
P.02/02



Dear Governor Mackay:

Thank you for taking the time to meet with our water management "dream team" on August 7,
1996. Those in attendance included representatives of the Florida Chamber, Florida Home
Builders Association, Florida Agricultural Coalition, Florida Association of Community
Developers, Florida Land Council and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association. All of these
groups worked very hard with your staff and others during the 1996 legislative session in an
attempt to reach consensus on a number of water-related issues. We now hope to participate with
you in what we hope will be continued serious discussions leading into the 1997 session.

For your information, those in attendance at the August 7 meeting are part of a broad coalition of
water user and supplier interest that are working toward a consensus position on the steps
necessary to proactively address the state's water needs. The position of the coalition should be
available by no later than the 1st of November.

The coalition is proceeding under the following assumptions:

(1) The primary emphasis should be on water supply development to meet all of Florida's
water needs. This presents the best opportunity for building the broadest possible
coalition of interests.

(2) This focus will require examination of the related issues of water supply finding,
minimum flows and levels, water use and allocation, traditional and non-traditional
sources of water supply, financial and other incentives for water supply development, the
most appropriate institutional approaches to water management, and the respective roles
of various levels of government.

(3) Successful administrative and legislative water management solutions are preferable to
litigated solutions.

(4) The positive involvement of the Governor, Legislature, local government, and the
private sector will be required.

Attached for your information are two documents which our emerging coalition is reviewing.
These are proposed CS/CS/HB 2713 and CS/SB 1728, both of which were under coi sideration
by the 1996 Legislature up until the closing hours of the session.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,




cc: list all interests


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