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.


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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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