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.


Priority Issues, 2017-2018 

Local Self Government

Local Self-Government

The Florida League of Cities seeks to strengthen and protect the fundamental concept of local self- government, and will OPPOSE legislative efforts to impede the constitutional right Floridians have enjoyed for nearly 50 years to govern themselves under municipal Home Rule powers. Additionally, the Florida League of Cities OPPOSES the Legislature’s persistent intrusion into local finances, which are necessary to provide financial stability and essential services uniquely required by municipal residents and local businesses.

community redevelopment agencies

Community Redevelopment Agencies

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation to improve municipalities’ use of community redevelopment agencies to effectively carry out redevelopment and community revitalization in accordance with Home Rule.


Important Training

    New zoning requirements for “airport hazard areas” take effect on July 1. An “airport hazard area” can be located within any city or county, and is not contingent on an airport being located within your jurisdiction. This critically important webinar with the Florida Department of Transportation will provide information about the changes that need to be made to your city’s existing regulations and processes. We will cover everything you need to know in order to be in compliance with this law including a review of the new criteria for FDOT evaluation of permit applications, new criteria and processes for political subdivision’s airport zoning regulations, and modifications to land use compatibility regulations. 

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Chair: Hayward J. Benson, Jr.
Commissioner, City of Lauderhill
Vice-chair: Kathy Meehan
Mayor, City of Melbourne
FLC Contact: David Cruz
Asst. General Counsel
(850) 222-9684 ext. 3676 
FLC Staff Assistant: Kat Dunn

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