CBS 4: Congressman Calls On SFWMD Members To Resign

CBS 4: Written by Jim DeFede. December 10, 2018.

MIAMI (CBSMiami) โ€“ Arguing the members of the South Florida Water Management District have repeatedly displayed โ€œa huge level of arroganceโ€ฆand a huge level of entitlement,โ€ Congressman Brian Mast is calling on the nine-member board to step down.

โ€œI think there are a number of places where the members of the south Florida water management district board have proven that they are not taking into account the considerations of the people,โ€ the Treasure Coast Republican told CBS Miami in an interview that aired Sunday.

Mastโ€™s comments followed a South Florida Water Management meeting last month, in which the board voted grant Florida Crystals an eight-year lease extension to grow sugar cane on 16,000 acres of state owned land. That parcel located south of Lake Okeechobee is also slated to be the site for a new reservoir critical to Everglades restoration.

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