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‘Local voices’ descend on Capitol to advocate for home rule

Source:  FloridaPolitics.com
February 13, 2020

More than 250 municipal officials traveled to Tallahassee for the Florida League of Cities’ annual Legislative Action Days. Their mission was to advocate for the right to local self-government. From short-term rentals, impact fees to balanced property rights, the group believes that local issues require local solutions. Municipal officials met with legislators and testified in committees to share real-world examples of regional impacts of proposed legislation. “We are here, as city leaders, to remind legislators about the importance of Home Rule,” said FLC President Isaac Salver. “Our communities are at their best when their policies reflect the values of the people who live and work there, not those of distant politicians or self-interest groups. Let local voices make local choices.”

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