The State of Florida and Pinellas County in particular are most impacted by the Biggert Waters Flood Act.
I simply cannot understand why no elected “leader” from the State of Florida is doing anything at all to protect the citizens of the State of Florida…like the State of Mississippi.
Why hasn’t the City of St. Petersburg or Tampa or Pinellas or Hillsborough Counties joined, formally, in the lawsuit?
After all, St. Petersburg’s current mayor Bill Foster says that St. Pete is “ground zero” for the devastating impact of Biggert Waters. And the entire State of Florida will be devastated. But no one cares to do anything at all about it to challenge the Act.
That’s…that’s…abdication of responsibility.
A key component of the Mississippi lawsuit…is
The Total Failure of FEMA to Engage an Affordability Study Prior to Implementing The Act
That’s right…a key part of Biggert Waters was the requirement that it not have economic consequences….and in this case it’s having devastating economic consequences…and the entire Act is being violated.
Presumably, the affordability study that is and remains a key component of the Act has been completely ignored. It hasn’t even started yet and will take at least two years to complete. And yet, despite this, the devastating effects for residents all across the country are being felt…IMMEDIATELY!
Read the lawsuit. Doing so will help you understand just what a mess this is. The lawsuit reads very well…quite simple to understand. And every single citizen of the State of Florida…who are going to see property values and municipal revenue crash will ask…
WHY ISN’T FLORIDA DOING ANYTHING TO STOP THE BIGGERT WATERS FLOOD ACT?
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