Florida Municipal Achievement Awards
Winners of the the fifth annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program, “History Happened Here: A Celebration of the Great History of Florida Cities," have beeen announced! Click here
to view the winners for each category.
Florida League of Cities Announces Winners of Youth Council Video Competition
The Florida League of Cities has announced the following youth councils as winners of its 2nd Annual municipal youth council video competition: First Place –Titusville’s Student Advisory Council
, Second Place – Tampa’s Mayors Youth Corps
, and Third Place – Alachua’s Youth Advisory Council
. Click here
to watch the videos.
League Announces Action Agenda for the 2014 Legislative Session
During the 53rd Annual Legislative Conference in
Orlando, members of the Florida League of Cities adopted legislative priorities
for the 2014 Legislative Session. Municipal pension reform will once again be
the top issue for Florida’s cities. Click here
to read all issues adopted as priorities.
FLC University Summit Series: Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics
Want to learn more about the, who, what, when, where, and why of CRAs, including how to use them to support economic development or redevelopment projects in your city? Attend one of our new FLC University Summit Series: Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Basics. Choose from three dates and locations, online registration is available.
The League, along with its longtime friend and partner, Dr. Scott Paine, is pleased to invite you to be the first to visit DrScottPaine.com
! This new website will be the new home for Dr. Scott Paine’s exceptional blog. It will also feature articles he’s authored for the League’s Quality Cities
) magazine, links to his published work, speaking opportunities and much more.
Florida League of Cities Webinar Information
Did you know the League archives its webinars on our website? Click here
to access recordings and materials from webinars on a wide variety of municipal issues!
VIVA Florida 500
Florida is turning 500 in 2013! The Florida League of Cities is a partner with the State of Florida in a celebration titled “VIVA Florida 500.” Cities will be highlighted in this 18-month commemoration by the launch of the “History Happened Here” campaign. This campaign will educate Florida residents and visitors about the rich history in Florida’s cities.
Growing from a small number of cities
and towns, our membership now represents more than 400 cities, towns and
villages in the Sunshine State. Click here
to learn more about Florida's
– Click here
for a list of positions open. Click
for instructions on posting your
city’s ad to the Florida League of Cities’
A Republican Primary Contest Reveals the Struggle for the Soul of the Party
Living across the Bay from Pinellas County these days is
like sitting on a hillside watching the First Battle of Manassas (what
Northerners call the First Battle of Bull Run) unfold before you. Troops are
arrayed confident of their victory, but perhaps somewhat less familiar with the
realities of political warfare than they might imagine, for all their prior
And there is the niggling sense that the initial battle
could, in its own way, turn into a rout.
To read this blog on DrScottPaine.com click here
Sine Die - Legislative Session Recap
Source: Scott Dudley
Today, May 3rd, is day 60 of the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature (FINALLY). That also means it’s the last day of the Session. (Cue the Barry Manilow song “….LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT”!) The Legislature adjourned Sine Die at about 7:00 p.m. True to form, the House and Senate spent most of this week bouncing bills from one chamber to the other and staving off efforts to create legislative trains through the amendatory process.
How to Handle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Charge
Source: Scott Blaser
When an EEOC charge or allegation is filed against your entity, following important procedures and best practices will minimize how much time and money your entity may lose.