Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations

This committee addresses municipal concerns relating to transportation and highway safety, as well as aviation, affordable housing (and homelessness), billboards, building codes, charter schools, rights-of-way and veterans affairs.

 

Priority Issues, 2017-2018 

Local Self Government

Local Self-Government

The Florida League of Cities seeks to strengthen and protect the fundamental concept of local self- government, and will OPPOSE legislative efforts to impede the constitutional right Floridians have enjoyed for nearly 50 years to govern themselves under municipal Home Rule powers. Additionally, the Florida League of Cities OPPOSES the Legislature’s persistent intrusion into local finances, which are necessary to provide financial stability and essential services uniquely required by municipal residents and local businesses.

Transportation Funding

Transportation Funding

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that preserves local control of transportation planning, provides for a more equitable transportation funding formula between municipalities and counties, and provides for additional dedicated revenue options for municipal transportation infrastructure and transit projects.

Important Training

    New zoning requirements for “airport hazard areas” take effect on July 1. An “airport hazard area” can be located within any city or county, and is not contingent on an airport being located within your jurisdiction. This critically important webinar with the Florida Department of Transportation will provide information about the changes that need to be made to your city’s existing regulations and processes. We will cover everything you need to know in order to be in compliance with this law including a review of the new criteria for FDOT evaluation of permit applications, new criteria and processes for political subdivision’s airport zoning regulations, and modifications to land use compatibility regulations. 

    Access supplemental materials: http://bit.ly/2riGZPX  

 

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Committee Contacts

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Chair: Tony Ortiz
Commissioner, City of Orlando
 
Vice-chair: Linda Yates
Mayor, City of North Port
 
FLC Contact: Jeff Branch
Legislative Advocate
(850) 222-9684 ext. 3655
 
FLC Staff Assistant: Tara Taggart 
 

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