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St. Petersburg Times
St. Petersburg Times, F;idla, Jcury i,, 197
By Lt7CY WARE IORHGAN view, said he believes that about Southwest 1t bill p:s, but incur ad-
Times Bureau both agencies should be sub- lhe.e-.oul be some uiform- ditional expenses and lose
NEW PORT RICHEY ject to the same legislative re- i a,,- im' whie running 1ulget:-
State Rep. Carl Ogden, I). view that governs other state :.0,,est offiias, who through another review proce-
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Jacksonville, has pre-filed a agencies. Ie-,:d t of the bill ie meet- dure.
bill that wouldma.e'- the at:.- He said the bill is aimed in. g Wednesday in BI N "sille, O IDEN SAID the U-
nual buddgets of theSouwe-t. primarily at t Central and expCN ssed Tv.pl,.:-iss,', over million budget of the Central
Florida W after anaemet Su hrn D district, which -he it. and 1 r Di inc
and Central a Southern vifeels hasa "toheall unealistic Dab e T Soachthe nn. district a urea t many excesses ad-
Flood Control Districts suure buoth aenciesie director, sid he needs iti l expenses ao. lo
jec to legislative approval. OGDEN SAID he doesn't doesn't think the district e pointed specificly to a
StaOgden, in a telephone inte- have the same complant stands to lose any fUId if the surplus in the district's 97proce-
Jacksonville, has pre-filtd a agencies. 7Ic.:ci of the bil \' eet- ^r^
nual budget of $4-million o 5- lives the bil would require a O EN S.D ) the Central quiring budget approval for
Ialnd oCentral an, Southern feelspsa "otatlly unrealistic le sC, unachtlike nthe two districts would pro-
Floo id Cont hol jisti .,ct ...... bud "-.r,.c-,u director, said he. needs ,... ,.;-i,.-'
. b u d g e t o f $ 4 m illio n t o ,5 l i e ve s t h e b ill w o.l d r e q uir e a O r x D E N S AI D t h e C e n t ra l qu iri n g b u d ge t a p p r o v a l fo r
go l &llJuugh the Sout est "^ ', s :, l lS anc.- ,...-.i",. ^ ^ hit the districts from levy-
bud.t ad believes its budget balances." "I think it nust be guard- ing village that would raise
to be mour reasonable. Derrill I-c.ice:-, chairn:'n ed," he said. "These budgets more revenue than the
SOUTIM'EST'S budget, di- of the SoLthve_! t .o,-.- i-ou.! be resie.ed and ap- amount approved by the Leg-
vided aniong its 10 basins board, said his district has --islature a.
with a separatee budget for been scrupulous in the dr.!- :'.ed. As ong s sub- Ed ai!, executive director
district creations, totals $5.1- ing of budgets and 't been t ate budget of the Co a d o
in-t- i ei bd or Ihe Central and Southern
million fc- 1971-72. criticized at annual publ- hey'l have no trouble." ]Di.trict couldn't be reached
Turhnann. said he be- hearings on it. The bill, in addition to re- for comment.
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