Florida Politics 

Personnel note: Cameron Pennant named Hillsborough Co.’s Govt. Relations Director  

Longtime legislative staffer and government relations pro Cameron Pennant has been tapped as Hillsborough County’s next Director of Government Relations. 


Miami’s Community News 

County, municipalities receive over $39 million for resilience projects  

Miami-Dade County and its Resilient305 partners, the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, on Feb. 6, received over $39 million in funding from the Resilient Florida Grant Program. 



Miami’s Community News 

Mayor Levine Cava breaks ground on wastewater treatment plant expansion 

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deputy director Karen Fligger and Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) director Roy Coley, broke ground, Feb. 8, on an expansion of the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase capacity, future-proof the infrastructure and provide an overall regional solution for the system to meet future demand. The investment of $600 million represents the first substantial capacity expansion for the plant since the 1990s. 



The News Leader 

Proposed legislation undermines Lake County community planning initiatives  

Florida has regained its “distinction” as the fastest growing state in the nation. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, 60% of Florida’s projected growth is happening in 10 counties, with both Lake and Sumter counties making the list.