I'm not sure he'll have much success with that.* He's probably kissing butts for votes.
Courts in FL have already made decisions that counter local ordinances, but no doubt there will be a bit more of a battle over it.
I'm a resident of Florida....have been all of my life, and frankly....I have a simple answer to the issue:* Anchor where you can safely and legally (which to me is anywhere in the state that its safe) and if you are told you can't anchor there, then boycott that area...and somehow make sure they know you are boycotting them.* Boycott each and every business...and make sure that they know it....also let the Chamber of Commerce know it as well.
If enough boaters take the initiative to let the Mayor, the City Council, the County Commission, the Legislature, and the Governor know that they are losing tourist dollars...sooner or later....they'll pull their head out of rectal defilade and get with the program.
If you have a message for the Governor of Florida... Charlie Crist, then I suggest you email him:* Charlie.Christ@myflorida.com
** Its actually a good way to get messages to the Governor and others in the state government.