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Posted on: March 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Lauderdale Lakes Brings Home Tallahassee Rule

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lauderdale Lakes and other City officials from across the state gathered this week in Tallahassee to discuss the most recent issues and developments affecting municipalities and how they are being addressed in Tallahassee during the current legislative session. These concerns are all part of the Florida League of Cities 2015 legislative agenda.

This year’s priorities include restructuring police and firefighter pension plans, addressing the taxation of communications services, calling for local authorities to retain the power to regulate municipal water infrastructure systems, reauthorization and improvement of the Enterprise Zone program, preserving local control of transportation planning and establishing minimum standards for sober home facilities.

Jonathan Allen, City Manager of Lauderdale Lakes said, “The League of City’s list of priorities match that of our City’s priorities. We are in the midst of revitalizing our City and are feverishly working to improve the overall quality of life for our residents. To that end, I am extremely excited about the possibilities.”

The events began Tuesday, March 17, with an opening luncheon and legislative briefing that was the lead in to the meetings with lawmakers at the Capitol. Approximately 200 city officials, including over 50 mayors, took part in Florida League of Cities 2015 Legislative Action Days.

“Local government officials know better than anyone how important it is for municipalities to be empowered to make decisions that are best for each unique community at the local level,” said Florida League of Cities President and Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley. “Bringing the voice of citizens from across the state to Tallahassee will provide valuable perspective to lawmakers as they consider issues that will impact our cities, towns and villages.”

In addition to meeting with state lawmakers, attendees also heard from such speakers as Rep. Bobby DuBose, and Sen. Christopher Smith who represent the City of Lauderdale Lakes on the State levels.

For more information please contact Marna Mobley, Public Information Specialist at info@lauderdalelakes.org, or 954-535-2838.

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