TC PALM: On key decisions, water district moved with lightning speed — and left public behind

TC PALM: Written by Editorial Board. November 15, 2018.

Earlier this month, the South Florida Water Management District quickly and quietly passed two monumental measures that could have a huge impact on water quality in our region and beyond.

You probably didn't hear much about it beforehand.

We're wondering if that was by design.

On Nov. 8, the district's governing board unanimously passed a measure — added to the agenda at 9 p.m. the night before — to extend a sugar company's lease on 16,500 acres south of Lake Okeechobee, land where a reservoir to mitigate discharges from Lake Okeechobee is to be built.

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