CBS 4: Written by Jim DeFede. December 10, 2018.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Arguing the members of the South Florida Water Management District have repeatedly displayed “a huge level of arrogance…and a huge level of entitlement,” Congressman Brian Mast is calling on the nine-member board to step down.
“I 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,” the Treasure Coast Republican told CBS Miami in an interview that aired Sunday.
Mast’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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