The Miami Herald reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that condominiums in Florida are “kind of a dime a dozen, particularly in southern Florida,” but he would not commit to any state action to address concerns about the aging buildings, suggesting that Champlain Towers South “had problems from the start.”
Speaking after a briefing on Tropical Storm Elsa at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, the governor would not say if he supports calls to require that aging buildings throughout the state be recertified to assure residents of their structural integrity in the wake of the deadly collapse of the 136-unit high-rise in Surfside.
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NEW: @GovRonDeSantis says Surfside condo ‘had problems from the start,’ raising questions about issues “unique” to building and builder. He won’t commit to a statewide review. First wants “definitive answers.” https://t.co/dxkokZLpYr
— Mary Ellen Klas (@MaryEllenKlas) July 7, 2021
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) July 8, 2021