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This week on Facing South Florida, host Jim DeFede investigates the South Florida Water Management District and its last minute vote to allow sugar giant Florida Crystals to continue their sugar operations on land needed for the everglades reservoir.

Jim interviews Congressman Brian Mast who represents district 18 which includes Palm Beach.

Mast is calling on the members of the South Florida Water Management District to step down for ignoring pleas from the community to not sign this extended land lease with adequate time for review.

Jim also interviews District member, Brandon Tucker who doesn’t believe the district did anything wrong.

See what happens when DeFede demands an explanation.

The interview with Congressman Mast can be seen above.

The interview with SFWMD Member Brandon Tucker can be seen below.

Jim DeFede

Comments (2)
  1. Ellen Gruneisen says:

    Thank you, Jim for your investigation of this matter! You asked all the right questions! Brandon Tucker and the South Florida Water Management District should be ashamed of themselves. There’s no excuse for this! I hope Desantis and Mast will act on this and not just pretend that the lease was renewed against their will. Keep up the good work!

  2. Mark Potter says:

    The SFWMD is appointed by the governor so he should have the ability to summarily replace each and every one of the current board members immediately.