On tap at The Capital

The Florida State Capital

DOUGLAS SAFETY COMMISSION MEETS: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was created after the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, will begin a three-day meeting. Among the topics will be school fire codes and behavioral threat assessments. Also, the commission has set aside time to take public comments. (8:30 a.m., BB&T Center, Chairman’s Club, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise.)

SCHOOL SAFETY TRAINING: The Florida Sheriffs Association and the National Sheriffs Association will host a three-day “School Based Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Training” to assist school and campus security officers and others prepare for threats. Speakers include Desoto County Sheriff James Potter, Lafayette County Sheriff Brian Lamb, and Londonderry, New Hampshire Police Captain Chris Gandia. (9 a.m., 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee.)

SUWANNEE WATER BOARD MEETS: The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board will meet. (9 a.m., district headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak.)

ETHICS PANEL DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE ISSUES: The Legislative Committee of the Florida Commission on Ethics is expected to discuss the commission’s legislative recommendations. (9 a.m., 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.)

A1A IMPROVEMENTS DISCUSSED: Sidewalk, signage, signal and drainage improvements along a portion of Florida A1A in Indian River County will be the topic of an open house hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation. (9 a.m., Indian River Shores Council Chamber, 6001 North State Road A1A, Indian River Shores.)

PSC COULD DIAL UP NEW AREA CODE: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal for a new area code --- 689 --- in parts of Central Florida. Also, the commission will consider a proposed settlement agreement stemming from Florida Power & Light’s costs in restoring power after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold an internal-affairs meeting to discuss a draft report about hurricane preparedness and restoration efforts of electric utilities. Also, the commission will review an annual report about competition and trends in the telecommunications industry. (Immediately following the 9:30 a.m. commission meeting, Gerald L. Gunter Building, 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee.)

ST. JOHNS WATER BOARD CONSIDERS BUDGET: The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings and will consider issues such as a tentative 2018-2019 budget and a tentative millage rate. (Committee starts at 10 a.m., with full board at 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St. Palatka.)

GILLUM MEETS WITH HOSPITAL WORKERS: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat running for governor, will do a workday with SEIU health care workers. (11 a.m., Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1080 N.W. 19th St., Miami.)

MEDICAID ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Medical Care Advisory Committee, which works on issues in the Medicaid program, will meet after holding subcommittee meetings. (Subcommittees at 1 p.m., full committee at 2 p.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)

TANF PROGRAM ON TABLE: The Social Services Estimating Conference will discuss caseloads and expenditures in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program. (1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

SCOTT CAMPAIGNS IN CITRUS COUNTY: Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican running against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, will hold a campaign rally at a car dealership. (2:30 p.m., Crystal Chevrolet, 1035 South Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa.)

GILLUM OPENS SOUTH FLORIDA CAMPAIGN OFFICE: Gillum will open a campaign office in Miami Gardens. (4:30 p.m., 16190 N.W. 27th Ave., Opa-Locka.)

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE EYED IN ISLAMORADA: The Florida Department of Transportation District 6 will hold a meeting about development of a permanent pedestrian bridge over U.S. 1 at Islamorada Founders Park in Monroe County. (5:30 p.m., Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Highway, Islamorada.)

WEST BUSCH UPGRADES CONSIDERED: The Florida District of Transportation District 7 will hold a meeting about ways to improve a portion of West Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County to help pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists. (5:30 p.m., Tampa First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 822 West Linebaugh Ave., Tampa.)

BLUE ANGEL PARKWAY AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation District 3 will hold a public hearing in Escambia County about proposed improvements to a portion of South Blue Angel Parkway, such as widening from two to four lanes and adding bike lanes and sidewalks. (5:30 p.m. Liberty Church Blue Angel Campus, 2221 South Blue Angel Parkway, Pensacola.)

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