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

2019-20 Legislative Policy Committee Meeting Information

  • June 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
  • July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • August 15, 2019 during FLC Annual Conference at the Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 (time to be announced)
  • November 14-15, 2019 during FLC Legislative Conference at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (specific date and time to be announced)

The chairs, staff contacts and rosters for each 2019-2020 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 2020 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: Tara Taggart   │ 2019-2020 Committee Roster   │ Download Committee Packet

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Chair: Vice Mayor Paul R. Shalhoub
Town of Lake Clarke Shores 

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Vice Chair: Council Member Robert Yaffe
Town of Bay Harbor Islands 

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Staff Contact: Amber Hughes, Sr. 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: Kat Dunn   │ 2019-2020 Committee Roster   │ Download Committee Packet

Jolien Caraballo- City of Port St. Lucie

Chair: Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo
City of Port St. Lucie 

Bill Capote - Palm Bay

Vice Chair: Mayor William (Bill) Capote
City of Palm Bay 

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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 building and fire safety codes, 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: Tara Taggart   │ 2019-2020 Committee Roster  │  Download Committee Packet

Dan Saracki- City of Oldsmar

Chair: Council Member Dan Saracki
City of Oldsmar 

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

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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: Tara Taggart   │ 2019-2020 Committee Roster   │  Download Committee Packet

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Chair: Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado
City of Homestead 

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Vice Chair: Commissioner Gigi Simmons

City of Gainesville

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Staff Contact: Jeff Branch, 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: Kat Dunn   │ 2019-2020 Committee Roster   │  Download Committee Packet

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Chair: Deputy Mayor Stuart Glass
Town of Indialantic 

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Vice Chair: Councilman Rick Williams
City of Cape Coral 

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