Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking to more than 1,000 Broward business, government and civic leaders on Friday, touted a rush of activity since he took office in January, and promised to continue the breakneck pace.
“Stay tuned. This is just the beginning. We plan to do much more,” he said at the end of his 23-minute speech to the Broward Workshop’s annual State of the County Forum.
Earlier on Friday, he met with the top officials from 10 Broward police agencies and Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alaina was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre on Feb. 14, 2018.
The Broward Workshop audience included people from both political parties, with heaviest participation from the business and legal communities. The governor touted many policies with appeal to the audience: reducing traffic congestion, scaling back government regulation, and ensuring a quality workforce.
DeSantis touted his moves to clean up Florida’s environment.
DeSantis, who campaigned on water quality and environmental issues, which he said are “central to our identity, central to our way of life,” touted his remake of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District. He said his action on the environment shows he’s not the kind of politician who “just say[s] things to get elected and then forget about it.”