Point of View: ‘Fixing Everglades, reducing lake discharges not the same’

From Melissa Meeker, the former executive director and governing board member of the South Florida Water Management District, in The Palm Beach Post: “To say that the reservoir will save the Everglades and prevent coastal discharges is wishful thinking that can’t be backed by science … Click here to read more

PB Post: Lawyers want water district’s Meeker deposed on billboard contract

Four days after Melissa Meeker’s surprise resignation as executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, attorneys want to force her to testify about how a company owned by a former board member and her ex-business partner won a lucrative contract to build billboards on district land. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Politics swamps water agency chief Melissa Meeker

From The Palm Beach Post’s Sally Swartz: “Many on the Treasure Coast hoped Ms. Meeker’s knowledge and political skills would help her change things for the better once she was in a place of power. Instead, she seemed to become entangled in the system.” … Click here to read more