Thursday, December 1, 2016

JP Sasser did it again! Got a “Point of View” published in The Palm Beach Post.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the editorial piece published in the Post on Tuesday, Nov. 29th.

JP Sasser, if you didn’t know, is the former mayor of the City of Pahokee. In the Post Mr. Sasser has another editorial piece titled, “Everglades restoration principals freezing out Glades communities”. You may recall another submittal to the editorial board by him last year (note: blacked out the text for those interested to read for themselves; use this link):

JP Sasser in 2015: Let’s talk about all those septic tanks in the Treasure Coast too.

Here is an excerpt from Mr. Sasser’s contribution to the debate last year:

     The final point was that the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay pumped our raw sewage into the lake. We have had modern centralized sewer systems for over 40 years.
     The Treasure Coast needs to look in the mirror. Some waters in Florida are polluted with human fecal matter — particularly the IRL [Indian River Lagoon].
     “Buy the land and send water south” is not the only road to water salvation.
     My question is: When are we going to get serious about our water? Florida’s agriculture-industry pollution is regulated statewide and has to meet specific limits. Our septic tanks are not held to the same requirements.

The following video has nothing to do with this debate but it is an interesting look back at the political career of JP Sasser: