Policy Development Process
Each year, municipal officials from across the state volunteer to serve on the League’s Legislative policy committees. Appointments are typically a one-year commitment and involve developing the League’s Legislative Action Agenda which addresses 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. In an effort to get a broad spectrum of ideas and to more fully understand the impact of League policy proposals on rural and urban cities of all sizes, it is ideal that each of Florida’s cities be represented on one or more of the League’s Legislative policy committees. (More information)
The Florida Legislature convenes the 2017 Legislative Session in March. FLC Policy committees began meeting in September 2016. The proposed priorities adopted by each policy committee was then submitted to the Legislative Committee and then ultimately the FLC membership for consideration and adoption during the FLC Legislative Conference on December 9, 2016. These priorities will now become the League's Legislative Action Agenda.
The Florida League of Cities announced committee appointments for the 2016-2017 Legislative Policy Committees in August 2016 (press release
). Thank you to all who volunteered to serve. Due to potential sunshine issues, only one elected official per city is appointed to each committee. However, a city could have both an elected and non-elected city official serve on each of the five committees. Appointments were made based upon a city official’s support and advocacy of the League’s adopted Legislative Action Agenda, participation at meetings, Legislative Action Days and other legislative-related activities. Rosters for each committee are found on the individual committee pages.
Above are links to each of the five League policy committees. Review the issues that fall within the purview of that committee, current committee members, staff contact details and links to issue briefs and advocacy resources. If you are interested in learning more about the policy committee process, please contact Mary Edenfied at (850) 222-9684 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org