On July 16, 2019, Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) attorneys defended the will of the people at the appellate court in Tallahassee. This case stems from the overwhelming support of voters in 2014 in approving Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Constitutional Amendment, that was to provide adequate funding for land conservation and thereby water protection in our state in the face of growth. Following passage, the Legislature did not spend the money as directed by the Amendment, and FWF sued. The trial court sided with FWF, and the Legislature appealed that decision to the First District Court of Appeals. Oral argument was heard yesterday. We now await a decision by the three judges on that court.
Many thanks to our attorneys at Earthjustice for representing us, especially David Guest, Alisa Coe, Bradley Marshall and Judge Bob Benton. Keep the good thought! — Preston Robertson