Rick Scott’s water loyalists

With the staff shakeup yesterday at SFWMD, four of the five water management districts now have executive directors that previously worked in Rick Scott’s office or in his Department of Environmental Protection. (The only exception (for now?) is the Southwest Florida Water Management District.) This fealty to the governor is unprecedented in Florida’s water management history. Florida’s regional water boards have willingly surrendered much of their independence.

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  1. Do you think it is a precursor to a more ominous scenario. One that would include a “water Czar”? Our system of checks and balances are either eliminated or in the process of elimination. The public is also losing its right of redress and access to public records. These actions do not bode well for Florida’s resources.