Title: Delegation Axes Local Bills on Port Deepening, Resort Tax
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Title: Delegation Axes Local Bills on Port Deepening, Resort Tax
Alternate Title: Newspaper article by James Walker, "Delegation Axes Local Bills on Port Deepening, Resort Tax," stating Hillsborough members fought off amendments cutting land acquisition fund from Southwest Florida Water Management District." The Tampa Tribune,
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Creator: Walker, James ( Author )
Publication Date: April 2
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 1, Folder 7 ( FUNDING WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS ), Item 59
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8-B THE TAMPA TRIBUNE-TIMES, Sunday, April 2, 1972

Delegation Axes Local Bills

On Port Deepening, Resort Tax

By JAMES WALKER m o ve into environmental M ding for non exclusive cable
Tribune Staff Writer duties. He submitted a bill i" television franchises in the
which he described as up- city without a referendum
TALLAHASSEE The dating the health officer law of creation of a Brandon Zoning
Hillsborough legislative dele- the 1940s, which in a section Commission and a Carroll-
gation paid homage during the would have authorized him to wood District Recreation Au-
regular 1972 session to the phi- name an environmental lieu- thority.
losophy that a lawmaker sets tenant with broad latitude. He The port and aviation au-
his mark by the bills he kills, said he was being criticized by thorities were granted the
not passes, the medical profession and the right to make purchases up to
In an across-the-board deliv- press for not acting more ag- $ 2 5 0 0 without competitive
ery of disappointment, the del- gressively. bids, while liquor licenses
egation said no to the Tampa Perhaps the port authority were granted to a VFW post
.Port Authority, county com- felt the most disappointmeand the Cuban Club.
missloners, the chamber of
moner te han brt cou l Its proposed financing package
P mercer and arts council Sessums T'AMPA MUNICIPAL
Dr. John Neill, to launch the harbor deepen- Ses s
During project was wrecked on judges receive a pay boo# to
: th officer, the reefs of legislative skepti- the board to contract with pri- $28,000 and the public defender
A AJORITY of local bills cism. vate industry in joint promo- salary was set at $17,000.
I AAJORITY of local b tion plans languished in' Rep. Guy Spicola, chairman
the delegation did pas was The authority failed to ob- t mitt plans, l hed f the House Environmental
the ta an interest-free, $500000 committee. The author- of the House Environmental
minor in comparison toth tain an interest-free, 500,00limited the Pollution Control Committee,
significancee of those it didn't state loan repayable over 25 as r e t y pollution
Interlocal Act to agreements rewrote the county pollution
promote. years and its bill to obtain at control act, broadening
,.Among measures that died: share of the state severance mental bodies powers.
-Continuation of the one- tax on phosphate died in com- The commission's name was
-frill special tax for improve- mittee. The only financing change changed to the Environmental
mnients to Tampa General Hos- During house debate on the granted the port was per- Protection Commission and
tpital, sought by county com- proposed budget, Hillsborough. mission to submit to Hillsbor- pollution control Director
miissioners sitting as the hos- members fought off amend- ough voters a bond issue, Roger Stewart was given ju-
p ital and welfare board. ments cutting land acquisition pledging the full faith and risdiction over noise as well as
A resort tax for Tampa to fund from the Southwest lor- credit of the county. air and water.
finance chamber promotion ida W.atpr M.nanemnt DisJ-' Among measures passing Civil penalties of $5,000 per
ind the arts council. ,i r a move one port source were liberalizing adjustments day were provided for pollu-
Raising the permissible said in effect used up their to the City of Tamp* pension tihn violations; air violators
ad valorem tax levy for the budgetary IOUS for the ses- fund, permitting reconnection were subjected to penalty as
-port authority from one to two sion. to it; modification of the well a, water polluters; a pro-
tills. urban renewal law to reduce vision was added for criminal
,.: STILL ANOTHER port bill, real estate investment costs; prosecution opening the way
. -- A BID BY Dr. Neill to which would have authorized provisions for competitive bid- for the Hillsborough County
r "/-.--" ... .....- J --- Grand Juries to take action in
aggravated cases; and the
commission aad Stewart were
given sufb~iena powers to pro-
duce records and witnesses.

abolished the administrative
hearing panel of three laymen,
replacing it with the five-
member county commission.
Spicola said he wanted the
commissioners to have some-
thing to do. They will now sit
as impartial adjudicators in-
volving Stwart's citations ap-
The move in effect would
seem to give Stewart more in-
dependence of action because
the commissioners must as-
sume the posture of impartial-

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