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Groups weigh-in for new Volusia County hospital district

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) - Groups including the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Association of Counties plan to back a Volusia County hospital district in a dispute at the state Supreme Court about construction of a new hospital. The Supreme Court last week approved a request by groups and local governments, including the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties and the Florida Association of Special Districts, to file a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Halifax Hospital Medical Center taxing district.

Foster Folly News

County Administrator says Washington County officials do pay attention to constituents ………….

Keynote speaker for Thursday’s luncheon was Washington County County Administrator Jeff Massey who commented on the proactive approach that the Washington County Board of County Commissioners is taking dealing with county business.  Top of the list was the debt paydown being stressed by commissioners.  Massey said commissioners are actively working to bring the county government into a better financial situation and work on the 2018-19 budget is already well underway.  He said the current Board didn’t want to wait until July to start work but got the ball rolling back in early April.

Orlando Sentinel
Don't count on feds right after hurricane, FEMA chief tells Florida leaders
FEMA had a warning for local governments at the annual Governor’s Conference on Hurricanes: Don’t count on Uncle Sam to be there immediately after the next natural disaster.  “If you’re waiting on FEMA to run your commodities, that’s not the solution,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Wednesday. “I can’t guarantee that we can be right on time to backfill everything you need.”