Meatball Ron Really Does Want to be KING!
Hello Keys Activist Democrats!
Your gonna love this one!
We don’t typically follow and take positions on local bills filed in the State Legislature, but a recently filed bill, HB 1645 (Clemons) City of Gainesville, Alachua County, has been brought to my attention as an attempt by DeSantis to quietly take over a local regional utility board with political appointees that will eliminate citizens’ rights to elect these members. This is just ANOTHER example of DeSantis’ goal to decimate home-rule with government overreach while he thinks nobody is watching. This time it is the Gainesville Regional Utility (GRU), but the next time it could be another municipal or county-owned utility. That is why we are asking you to help stop this. Please read the email thread below to get the full picture of the issue, but the bill will probably be heard in the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday morning. Please stand in solidarity with Alachua County and contact the committee members below TODAY. Tell them to VOTE NO on this bill’s state intrusion into local governance.
Lawrence McClure (R), Chair (850) 717-5068
Michael A. “Mike” Caruso (R), Vice Chair (850) 717-5087
Alex Rizo (R), Whip (850) 717-5112
Robin Bartleman (D) (850) 717-5103
Dean Adam Black (R) (850) 717-5015
James Buchanan (R) (850) 717-5074
Demi Busatta Cabrera (R) (850) 717-5114
Joe Casello (R) (850) 717-5090
Anna Eskamani (D) (850) 717-5042
Juan Alfonso Fernandez-Barquin (R) (850) 717-5118
Ashley Viola Gantt (D) (850) 717-5109
Philip Wayne “Griff” Griffitts, Jr (R) (850) 717-5006
Jeff Holcomb (R) (850) 717-5053
James Vernon Mooney, Jr. R) (850) 717-5120
Jenna Persons-Mulicka (R) (850) 717-5078
Juan Carlos Porras (R) (850) 717-5119
Michele Rayner-Goolsby (D) (850) 717-5062
Spencer Roach (R) (850) 717-5076
Felicia Simone Robinson (D) (850) 717-5104
Rick Roth R) (850) 717-5094
John Paul Temple (R) (850) 717-5052
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