In the Gulf of Mexico, Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. Motion to the northwest is expected at around 10 mph. On the forecast track, Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. This system is not forecast to directly impact Hernando County however, locally heavy rain and gusty winds can be expected, along with tides of 1 to 2 feet above normal.
A technology infrastructure bill - HB 5301 is a conforming bill sponsored by Representative Blaise Ingoglia that has made some traction. It is currently waiting on a signature by the governor to become law. Representative Ingoglia explained that the important part of the bill is that it moves the state towards utilizing cloud technology which could save the government several million dollars. He said that if state agencies migrated to commercial cloud products, then tax dollars could be saved.
The BOCC approved an environmentally sensitive lands program policy at the June 13th commission meeting.
Assistant County Administrator Ron Pianta explained that the policy “establishes the guidelines and procedures for designating projects and lands that are eligible for funding under the sensitive lands program.”