Concerned Cruiser Committee
The Concerned Cruisers' Committee (CCC) was established to help the membership stay abreast of issues that directly affect cruising worldwide. The CCC has established goals of :
- developing sound policies to offer agencies that regulate anchorages, mooring fields, and shore-side facilities
- fostering ties with other organizations involved in similar issues; and
- establishing and maintaining an informational "Cruiser Action Alert" section on the SSCA website, designed to inform members of potential problems. In addition to alerts, the section will offer guidance for local SSCA members to effectively present our position to regulators and on public forums.
The SSCA Board of Directors recognizes that restrictions on movement, anchoring, and shore access are a serious threat to our cruising lifestyle. By establishing the Concerned Cruisers' Committee, we will be able to more effectively use the influence of our members to help preserve it. We must find constructive ways to help solve the problems that confront both us and the communities we visit, demonstrating that Clean Wake cruisers are an asset, not a threat.
The CCC needs people with experience in grassroots organizing, public policy, publicity, writing short articles and press releases, website maintenance, basic web research, drafting sample letters for members, blogging, attending governmental and regulatory meetings, and presenting statements at public hearings. If you would like to be involved, please send your contact information and area of interest to email@example.com.
Phil Johnson is the CCC Chairman. Current CCC members are: Brian Davidson, Steve Deitch, Jay Campbell, and Chad Carvey. As with all committees, SSCA Board President Steve Kauffmann is an ex-officio committee member. The Board will be kept abreast and approve of all CCC plans.
2017 Legislative Session Updates
(provided Mike Bodin, MTOA Public Advocate)
January 30, 2017
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February 24, 2017
March 3, 2017
May 3, 2017
Bill passed by Florida Legislature and signed into law.
2018 Legislative Session Updates