Please email the Governor and ask him to veto the bill....Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com
On the other hand, I wouldn't just veto SB 2080 — first I'd jump up on the desk, stomp up and down on the bill, crumple it up and set it on fire. Then I'd veto it. This bill represents the Legislature at its worst — an innocent bill promoting "Florida friendly" landscaping, amended at the last minute for a different purpose. The amendment hands over the power to issue state permits — for water use and for wetlands destruction — to the executive directors of the state's five water districts. Hey, I don't even like the state's appointed water boards. But at least they meet in the sunshine and have public input. Audubon of Florida calls it "the worst bill of the session." Veto material? Sure. The worst? Nah. As Yoda assured Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Empire Strikes Back: "There is another." But that's a topic for another day.