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Pinellas County to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality

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David DeCamp reports: County Administrator Bob LaSala has ordered officials to plan to break up the department that cares for environmental preserves and beaches, and monitors water and air quality. If all the reductions are made, the education centers at Brooker Creek and Weedon Island preserves would be “moth balled,” according to a budget proposal released this week. The same memo by environmental management director Will Davis says it is unclear “what portions, if any” of the preserves would remain…

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Susan Latvala draws opponent

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Outraged at the Brooker Creek plan, student Richard Skandera files to unseat County Commissioner Susan Latvala. But will he qualify by the July 21 deadline?

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