Public Education Funding
The Broward County League of Cities supports the funding of the capital outlay needs of municipally-run charter schools as provided pursuant to Section 1013.62, F.S., to correct inequalities without removing current revenues from public school districts to provide every Florida child with an appropriate public school education.
Public School Construction
The Broward County League of Cities opposes legislation that pre-empts local authority over the siting of charter schools.
The Broward County League of Cities supports state funding for initiatives and other innovative programs that increase graduation rates.
The Broward County League of Cities supports state funding for water infrastructure projects, including replacement of aging infrastructure; creation of water storage, treatment and reuse systems; development of alternative water supply projects; elimination of discharges from ocean outfall systems; water quality improvements; and investment to increase resilience to extreme weather events and the impacts of sea level rise.
Sober Homes & Group Homes
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation that defines and establishes statewide minimum regulatory standards for properties used for “sober home” and “group home” purposes, and allows for more stringent local regulation of such properties.
The Broward County League of Cities supports growth management for community and regional planning and opposes further state preemption of local discretion over its implementation.
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation that provides marriage equality for all residents of the State of Florida, including same sex couples.
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation that provides increased funding to municipalities for transportation choices and allows flexibility in the use of those funds.
Safe Neighborhood Districts
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation that would allow neighborhood improvement districts to incur indebtedness, subject to referendum approval.
Required Public Notice Advertising in Newspapers
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation authorizing local governments the option of using their publicly accessible websites for legally required public notices and advertisements in lieu of newspapers.
Communications Services Tax/Local Business Tax
The Broward County League of Cities opposes legislation that modifies the Communications Services Tax or the Local Business Tax in a way that would have a negative fiscal impact on municipalities.
Regulation of Firearms on Municipal-Owned Property
The Broward County League of Cities supports legislation that, except as otherwise expressly prohibited by the State Constitution, allows a county or municipality to regulate the field of possession of firearms on property owned by such municipality or county.