Water takeover bill stalls in Legislature

Sen. Broxson wants commission to decide

The town of Jay and the Mt. Carmel Water System were two nine public utilities that would be directly affected by a bill proposed by State Sen. Doug Broxson to take control away from local boards, but it appears the bill to do that has failed in the Florida Legislature and the Santa Rosa County legislative delegation is asking the county commission to move forward with the plan.

In a letter recently submitted to the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners, Sen. Broxson suggested the commission take the lead in forming the ‘North Santa Rosa Utility Planning Commission’ that would ‘stu...

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