The Gainesville IguanaThe Gainesville Iguana is a semi-monthly progressive newsletter and calendar of events which first began publishing in October 1986. Through its calendar, directory of organizations, and content, it fosters the growth of movement consciousness and community organizing on issues from local to international.
Category Archives: October 2018
May 25, 2017
The Honorable Rick Scott
State of Florida
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Re: Please veto HB 759
Dear Governor Scott:
I write to ask you to veto HB 759. This local bill, impacting the people of Gainesville, would have two major, negative impacts:
1. Expands government while limiting home rule.
2. Raises electric rates and taxes on the people of Gainesville.
The bill was passed over the objection of the Gainesville City Commission, and without unanimous support by the local legislative delegation.
Attached is a summary of why this bill is bad for Gainesville and bad for Florida. Please veto HB 759.
Interim Executive Director
Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA)