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Legislative Policy Committees

Each year, municipal officials from across the state volunteer to serve on the League’s five Legislative policy committees.

 

Appointments are typically a one-year commitment and involve developing the League’s Legislative Action Agenda detailing priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision making during the upcoming legislative session. Policy committee members also help League staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation and are asked to serve as advocates throughout the legislative process. Learn More

2020-21 Legislative Policy Committee Meeting Information

 

  • September 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Virtual)
  • October 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (location subject to change)
  • November 12-13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during FLC Legislative Conference at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (location subject to change)

The chairs, staff contacts and rosters for each 2020-21 policy committee can be found below. Our gratitude to the officials who are serving as chair and vice-chair of these committees. Their leadership is essential as we prepare for the 2021 Legislative session. 

In addition to the policy committees, League members also serve on the following standing committees: the Legislative Committee, the Advocacy Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Learn More



Finance, Taxation & Personnel


This committee addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, insurance, local option revenues, pension issues, personnel and collective bargaining issues, revenue sharing,  tax and budget reform, telecommunications and workers’ compensation. 

FLC Staff Contact: Amber Hughes  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe   │ 2020-2021 Committee Roster  │  Committee Packet

Robert F. Stuart - City of Orlando

Chair: Commissioner Robert Stuart
City of Orlando 

Kenny Johnson - City of Palm Bay

Vice Chair: Deputy Mayor Kenny Johnson
City of Palm Bay

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Staff Contact: Amber Hughes, Senior Legislative Advocate
Florida League of Cities



Land Use & Economic Development


This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, growth management and land use planning issues, annexation, eminent domain, tort liability and property rights.


FLC Staff Contact: David Cruz  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Mary Edenfield  │ 2020-2021 Committee Roster  │  Committee Packet

Al Goldstein

Chair: Al Goldstein
City of Lake Wales

Linda Hudson - City of Fort Pierce

Vice Chair: Mayor Linda Hudson
City of Fort Pierce 

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Staff Contact: David Cruz, Deputy General Counsel/Legislative Counsel
Florida League of Cities



Municipal Administration


This committee addresses municipal concerns with code enforcement, elections, emergency management, gaming, homeland security, public meetings, public property management, public records, public safety, and procurement, as well as charter counties and special districts.


FLC Staff Contact: Casey Cook  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2020-2021 Committee Roster │ Committee Packet

Teresa Watkins Brown - City of Fort Myers

Chair: Mayor Pro Tem/Council Member Teresa Watkins Brown
City of Fort Myers

Glas-Castro

Vice Chair: Mayor Kimberly Glas-Castro
Town of Lake Park 

Cook

Staff Contact: Casey Cook, Sr. Legislative Advocate
Florida League of Cities



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.

FLC Staff Contact: Jeff Branch  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Michaela Metcalfe  │ 2020-2021 Committee Roster  │  Committee Packet 

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Chair:  Commissioner Geoff Kendrick
City of Winter Springs

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Vice Chair: Commissioner Gigi Simmons

City of Gainesville

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Staff Contact: Jeff Branch, Senior Legislative Advocate
Florida League of Cities



Utilities, Natural Resources & Public Works


This committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with coastal management, energy, environmental and wetlands permitting, hazardous and toxic wastes, recycling, solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater, wastewater treatment and reuse, water management, water quality and quantity.


FLC Staff Contact: Rebecca O'Hara  │  FLC Staff Assistant: Mary Edenfield   │ 2020-2021 Committee Roster  │  Committee Packet

Drinda Merritt - Town of Inglis

Chair: Mayor Drinda Merritt
Town of Inglis 

Deltona Mayor Heidi Herzberg

Vice Chair: Mayor Heidi Herzberg
City of Deltona

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Staff Contact: Rebecca O'Hara, Deputy General Counsel
Florida League of Cities