Title: Toward an End to Wars
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/WL00002491/00001
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Title: Toward an End to Wars
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: St Petersburg Times
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Toward an End to Wars, 5/30/1979
General Note: Box 10, Folder 19 ( SF Water Wars - 1975-2000 ), Item 67
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002491
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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WEDNESDAY. MAY 30. 1979 -

'Toward an

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-water wars'

Editor. I read with interest your
editorial on Monday, April 30, enti-
ed, "Time for trust"alling for co-
operation and mutual trust among
the parties to the West Coast Re-
gional Water Supply Authority. :
While I agree with most of what
was said in that editorial, I am at a
loss when you label the bill I have
introduced as "punitive." Obvious-
ly, you have not read the bill, or, not
being party to the 1974 agreement
between legislators, public officials
and attorneys representing St. Pe-
tersburg, Pinelli,Tampa, Hillsbor-
ough and Pasco, you are not famil-
iar with the terms of the agreement
at that time.
As the principle architect and
prime sponsor of the regional water
Supply legislation, I-an assure you
that a principle concession and the
basisof the 1974 agreement was the
eventual turnover of control, to the
water supply authority. Those
wellfields, then and now, are the
source of the problem between the
parties. Five years have gone by
since the West Coast Regional Wa-
ter Supply Authority was created.
Nothing has been done toward
meeting that commitment. The bill
I have introduced merely says that
by December 31,1979, a report shall
be submitted indicating what the
Authority plans to do relative to
that commitment. There are no
penalties or punitive measures.in
the bill.
-- As stated in your editorial, last-
ing partnerships depend on mutual
S-trust. However,- mutual trust de-
pends on each partner lving up to
- t-- their conaitm ents to each other,
Sand attempting to relieve all
sources of friction, agitation and
I have long advocated a grid-type
interconnection of our water sys-

teams and dependence on such an
entity as the West Coast Regional
Water Supply Authority for our wa-
tr supply. However, th only way
to get there ffom here is one step at.
a time. Each step will bring more
confidencead trust The first step,
I submit, woild be to live up to the.
earliest c mitmnt by the relinw-
quishing control t those wellfields
that started the "water wars" in the
fist place.
-Guy Spikola -
Florida Senate





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