Accountability Problems Found In Law Enabling Utility Purchases

Sigo, Shelly
December 2002
Bond Buyer;12/17/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31534, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the insufficient accountability over the acquisition and operations of water utilities owned by intergovernmental authority in Bradenton, Florida. Purchase proposal of Florida Governmental Utilities Authority regarding water and wastewater facilities; Report of the state's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability on the issue; Creation of Florida Water Services Authority.


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