WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — A spokeswoman for Hernando County confirmed Monday that the county legislative delegation voted unanimously to move forward with disbanding the city of Weeki Wachee.

  • Advocate calls for Weeki Wachee disbanding over river and springs management
  • Bill would have to be signed and passed
  • Current city limits encompass state park property, some businessees

This happened after advocate Shannon Turbeville called attention to the fact that the leaders who run the city are the same ones meant to protect the state park - which he felt was a conflict of interest and impacted the springs and river.

The spokeswoman said next a bill will need to be heard in the legislature, signed and passed.

Then the governor would need to sign the bill before the county can absorb the city. The current city limits of Weeki Wachee mostly encompass just the state park property itself and a few surrounding businesses.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Southwest Florida Water Management District said the agency and the Department of Environmental Protection are working together to address concerns, including erosion issues.