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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics

Peter Schorsch Florida Politics Feb. 9, 2018 For your radar — The Redevelopment Works campaign, spearheaded by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA), is spreading awareness about the importance of Florida’s community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), which are currently under attack by legislation under consideration in the 2018 session. In a video recently unveiled as part of the initiative, community…

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Michael Volk: Call on state lawmakers to protect CRAs

Michael Volk Gainesville Sun Feb. 6, 2018 As a resident of Gainesville, I have witnessed firsthand the encouraging impact and positive effects resulting from projects spearheaded by Gainesville’s community redevelopment agency (CRA). Newly renovated areas — such as Depot Park, Bo Diddley Plaza and the Helyx Bridge — have attracted significantly more residents, tourists and…

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Opinion: CRAs breathe new life into neglected communities

Gabe Grass Tallahassee Democrat Feb. 7, 2018 Supporting local growth from within communities is the formula for success, and community redevelopment agencies are a key part of this equation. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature is seeking to impose an exhaustive list of regulations that will prevent CRAs from effectively rehabilitating the communities they serve. CRAs breathe new…

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Tuesday Lead Letter: Speak up to protect the good work done by community redevelopment agencies

Josh Cockrell Florida Times-Union Jan. 22, 2018 Picture this: A once-vibrant area within a local community overcome with blight and decay. Children no longer able to utilize youth programs. Public parks no longer accessible — even the lighting and infrastructure are considered hazards. Revitalization of these forgotten and neglected areas is made possible through community…

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Gainesville’s bright future: A look into the plans of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

Business Report of North Central Florida Jan. 11, 2018 While the University of Florida helped put the quaint city of Gainesville on the map back in 1853, modern additions to the city have caught the attention of diverse waves of people beyond students, both prospective residents and tourists alike. With Depot Park, Bo Diddley Plaza,…

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Gillum speaks out against state’s “war on cities”

Mariel Carbone WCTV Jan. 11, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)– Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum spoke out against what he called a “war on cities,” Thursday. Under his campaign, Defend Local Solutions, Gillum and several others spoke out against proposed bills that would preempt local government. Preemption is when a state law blocks local government from passing…

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Editorial: ‘Pre-emption’ laws violate home rule

Sarasota Herald-Tribune  Editorial Board Sarasota Herald Tribune Jan. 8, 2018 Legislating in a state with 21 million residents is, no doubt, difficult. In light of Florida’s limits on generating tax dollars, senators and representatives often find themselves committing the political equivalent of robbing Peter to pay Paul — raiding so-called trust funds to shore up…

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