Thursday, May 21, 2009

SB 2080 a/k/a "Florida Friendly" Landscaping...

This is looked to as something "good for community associations. Besides being unconstitutional as it will retroactively impair thousands of existing contracts, clearly prohibited by the Florida Constitution, Howard Troxler put it best in his column today; it's a bulldozer in sheep's clothing...

PS did you know the word "Xeriscape" is a trademark oof the Colorado Water Authority, so every time you use it you owe them a dime .............(maybe more>>>)

Please email the Governor and ask him to veto the  

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.

1 comment:

Cecile said...

I once read that many people are really trying the Xeriscape landscaping as it's economical and conserves water. It's just a matter of picking the right design for your backyard and porch.

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