Florida Inland Navigation District officials have changed their meeting and travel expense practices at least partly in response to a series of stories by Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers.
December 23, 2011 at 9:53 am
By George Andreassi MARTIN COUNTY — Several Martin County officials and activists agreed that local governments should have the final say on the location of Florida Inland Navigation District sediment processing facilities for dredging projects in the Intracoastal and Okeechobee waterways, as requested by a group of Sebastian homeowners. “I think that’s a fine proposal,” [...]
December 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm
For an organization that has assets worth more than $166 million, records show the day-to-day accounting practices of the Florida Inland Navigation District are unconventional.
December 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm
By Jonathan Mattise A pair of Treasure Coast state lawmakers contend that the Florida Inland Navigation District — and other special taxing entities — would be held more accountable if voters periodically decided if those districts should keep existing. And one of them — Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart — would favor giving local governments more [...]
December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Some Treasure Coast residents said the Florida Inland Navigation District has too much power, virtually no oversight and wastes taxpayer money on what they call unnecessary dredging projects and cocktail parties that cater to wealthy boat owners.
December 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm
Florida Inland Navigation District officials throw monthly parties attended mainly by government and business officials, frequently stay in luxurious waterfront hotels and occasionally rack up big bills for plane tickets and car rentals, a Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers investigation has found.
December 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm
Michael Gallarano doesn’t understand why a state agency plans to dredge a section of the Intracoastal Waterway — one that appears to be deep enough already — and to pump the sediment into a seemingly oversized earthen basin under construction next door to his Sebastian area business.
December 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Two Florida Inland Navigation District grant programs have given money to more than 860 projects — some heralded, some criticized — along Florida’s East Coast at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $167 million in the past 25 years.
December 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm
The Florida Inland Navigation District has helped move and manage muck from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway back to President Calvin Coolidge’s days in office.