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1968 BAYSMOHLE FOUI LVAHD FINANCE & TAXATION
DUNE DIN. FI OHIDA 3352H GOViERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
TALLAHASS C, FLORIDA 32304
January 21, 1974
Honorable Robert Shevin JAN 21 '74
Attorney General GE
State of Florida A.ORNE GENERALS
The Capitol OFFICE W
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
I would like to request an Attorney General's
Opinion on the following two points:
1. Is the present ership o Southwest Florida
Water Management District institutional wh n its membership
is not based on population ah ~.et it us~sad valorem taxes
as a means to fund its activities? For example, Pinellas
County has in excess of thirty-three and one third percent
(33 1/3%) of the total population within the Southwest
Florida Water Management District and has only one (1)
member out of a total of nine (9).
2. In creating a new water authority for the pro-
duction of water in the Tampa Bay vicinity, does the
membership on this new water authority have to be based
on population if it exists on ad valorem taxation?
...-- It would be ..greatly appreciated if I might have
your Opinion by January 287 197T4-, Your assistance in
th-s-a LLe iB~apprec ia't-'ed. ... '.
f S. Curtis Kiser