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Wed March 31, 2021

Legislative Update & Call to Action

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The West Orange Chamber is more than just events We are always focused on being your Voice regarding business issues and regulations.  This year is no different.  Currently, the state legislature is in session and there are several proposed bills that could affect you and your business.  The WOCC is asking for your help.

I am asking you to send 3 emails.  Each are detailed below, all you have to do is click the link and the email will automatically open up with the House Appropriations Committee members email addresses already imported.  All you have to do is cut & paste the provided verbiage, add your signature (or any other remarks) and then hit send.  It should only take a few minutes of your time, yet, it help make the difference.  If you feel an email is too impersonal, you can always make a phone call OR even better yet, you can take your message to Twitter.  I have also provided the phone numbers and Twitter handles for the various House Appropriations Committee membersclick here.   

Thank you in advance for your support in communicating to our Legislators the importance of the Chamber’s priorities.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate Krista Carter at the WOCC office.

  1. Town of Windermere

Click here to email

SUGGETED VERBIAGE:

Dear House Appropriations Committee Member,

I am requesting your support of the Town of Windermere’s Appropriations Committee ask of 3 million dollars (HB 2693, HB 2691 and HB 2695) for much needed water projects. 

These projects will improve the safety of drinking water and fire protection capabilities as well as reducing the number of wells around the area’s waterbodies.  Thank you in advance for your support.

2. Town of Oakland

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SUGGESTED VERBIAGE:

Dear House Appropriations Committee Member,

I am requesting your support for the continued funding of a sewer system in the Town of Oakland (HB 3101).  This will help bolster economic development and relieve the environment of septic tank pollution.   Thank you in advance for your support.

3. Lake Apopka Funding

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SUGGETED VERBIAGE:

Dear Senators Stargel and Brodeur,  

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), the business voice for West Orange County that represents over 1100 businesses and over 150,000 employees, has supported the restoration of Lake Apopka for many years.  Thanks to the hard work of the state and St. Johns River Water Management District, the restoration of the lake has made substantial progress, yet, there is still much to be done. 

The Land Acquisition Trust Fund 375.041 section (3)(b) 3 allocates $5 million per year towards the restoration of Lake Apopka.

We are asking that you help ensure the money designated for Lake Apopka restoration in the LATF statute is not blocked again this year in the state’s budget implementing bill, as has become the practice in the last several years.

SJRWMD has several innovative projects that could be funded with that money.

If we spend $5M now, we can avoid spending many more millions of dollars in coming years trying to claw back our lake. Thank you for your leadership and dedication to the state of Florida with your commitment to serve in the State Legislature. 

Senator Jason Broduer

District: (407) 333-1802

Local: (850) 487-5009                       

brodeur.jason@flsenate.gov

@jasonbrodeur

Senator Kelli Stargel

District: (863) 668-3028

Local: (850) 487-5022                       

stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov

@kellistargel

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