TC PALM: Who does SFWMD really work for — lobbyists or taxpayers?

TC Palm: Written by Eve Samples. September 1, 2017.

I got a letter in the mail the other day outlining my proposed property taxes. I'm sure many of you did, too. 

If things go as planned, I'll pay about $45 to the South Florida Water Management District for the upcoming budget year. 

I've got no problem forking over the money for the district's core missions:

  • Flood protection across 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys
  • Protecting water supply for 8.1 million people
  • Improving water quality by working to eliminate pollutants
  • Leading environmental restoration (including Everglades) projects

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