ISSUES

Florida League of Cities


Florida's cities face a wide variety of issues on a daily basis. No two cities are the same, so one-size-fits all legislation does not work for our state's diverse communities.

The issues below reflect the priorities of 411 municipalities, as prepared by the League's five legislative policy committees and adopted by the full membership. Expand the menu below to learn more about each issue so you can tell your lawmaker why we need local voices making local choices! 


Priority Issues

Short-Term Rentals 

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that restores authority to local governments for the regulation of short-term rental properties as necessary for quality of life, public safety and a fair lodging marketplace. The League OPPOSES legislation that preempts municipal authority as it relates to the regulation of short-term rental properties.

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Tree Protection

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation to close loopholes and create standards in current law exemptions from municipal tree ordinances that have caused litigation and abuses, including the clear-cutting of land pre-development and the removal of healthy trees that present little, if any, risk to persons or structures. 

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Transportation Funding 

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation directing the Florida Department of Transportation to establish a grant program to provide financial assistance for the installation of publicly available electric vehicle charging infrastructure on public or private property.

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Communications Services Tax Reform 

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS reforming the Communications Services Tax in a manner that is revenue neutral; provides for a broad and equitable tax base; provides for enhanced stability and reliability of an important revenue source for municipalities; and provides for a uniform taxing method. 

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Economic Development Incentives 

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation and policies that encourage coordination among Enterprise Florida, the Department of Economic Opportunity, other state agencies and cities to promote local economic development by providing increased funding, technical assistance and increased collaboration between the state and cities. 

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