The Columbia County Legislative delegation Meeting took place today in Lake City with Senator Rob Bradley and Representative Chuck Brannon presiding.
After the due dignitaries from the county, the schools, the court system (no one there) and the municipalities, several citizens spoke with the Delegation, including two members of OSFR one of which was your historian.
Several people mentioned Rum Island Park and the funds allocated by their representatives in Tallahassee, to provide toilets and improvements. Several people mentioned Basin Management Action Plans, which are not working, and the Valdosta sewage spills, not abating, but not worse than Florida’s own inadequate infrastructure which pollutes more than Valdosta. Tw0 people mentioned the threat of HPS II phosphate mine, easily the foremost environmental threat to these representatives’ districts. The same two people also mentioned fracking, with the wish that Messrs. Bradley and Brannan cosponsor ban-fracking bills.
Both of the delegation committee members, especially Sen. Bradley conducted a laid-back, informal session, allowing much freedom from the participants, and providing an atmosphere of total freedom to speak to any issue without time limits or restrictions.
Senator Bradley frequently responded with appropriate questions or comments, showing interest in the topic put forth by the speaker.
All in all, this Delegation Meeting in all ways manifested the best of the purposes of such meetings and congratulations are due those involved, from the delegates on down to Gateway College for providing facilities, to the citizen participants who cared enough to attend and speak.