Local voices making local choices. Self-government. Citizen-centered solutions. The flexibility to address unique local needs with local solutions. It's what Home Rule is all about.
Since 1968, Floridians have recognized the need for cities to have Home Rule powers. It is included in our state's Constitution (Article VIII, Section 2(b)) and was implemented by the Legislature in 1973. Home Rule is a cherished concept, supported by an overwhelming majority of Florida citizens. It is the foundation for local governments as they create fair, effective and responsive policies for their communities.
The resources below are designed to educate citizens about Home Rule and how Florida's cities work.