SUN SENTINEL: Two water district board members agree to governor's request to resign

Sun Sentinel: Written by David Fleshler. January 14, 2019.

Two members of the board that manages South Florida’s water resources have resigned, giving Gov. Ron DeSantis a quick victory in his campaign to prevent another summer of gooey algae on the region’s coasts.

The governor last Thursday asked for the resignations of the entire nine-member board of the South Florida Water Management District, as part of the most dramatic first week in power for any Florida governor in recent memory: he pardoned the Groveland Four, appointed the first Cuban-American woman to the Supreme Court and ousted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

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