The Streets and Stormwater Divisions are in charge of maintaining roadways, sidewalks, and stormwater conveyance systems.
As can be seen by what is happening in south FL, poor water quality and flooding can have a devastating impact on both the economic and public health of our communities. Fortunately for us, we are not dealing with the life-changing events that south FL communities are enduring, but we are facing the same problems that have led to those severe events. One of the key problems is stormwater. Because a significant portion of Okaloosa County was developed prior to stormwater rules being put in place, there is a lot of stormwater that enters local surface waters untreated and many areas flood during even moderate rainstorms. Without dedicated funding, the county’s ability to address these stormwater problems is limited. The ½ cent sales tax will help the county address these problems by providing matching funds for grants and have a source of funding to implement priority stormwater projects.
The Nature Conservancy Florida
We need to ensure that water we use is safe and meets the highest standards of quality. In an area that is surrounded by water, it's our duty to commit to storm water management to prevent flooding in several areas in our community.
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Providing deputies and first responders updated and reliable communications systems.
Upgrading traffic designs, improving right of way and traffic signals, and streamlining turning lanes.
Upgrading flood controls and wastewater runoff retention will improve public safety and Choctawhatchee Bay water quality
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