Publication of EDR’s 2021 Local Government Financial Information Handbook

The Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) has published the 2021 edition of the Local Government Financial Information Handbook.  This report is produced annually by EDR to serve as a reference for many of the revenue sources available to local governments.  It contains items useful for local government budgeting purposes, including descriptions of…

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October is Greenways and Trials month

It’s October… Help us Celebrate Florida’s Greenways and Trails! Florida Greenways and Trails Month originated 20 years ago to highlight Florida’s many different recreational trails and natural spaces. Establishing a connected system of greenways and trails in Florida is a way to link the natural and human environments. To support the creation of a statewide…

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Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency announces Revolving Housing Loan Program

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announces a Revolving Housing Loan Program available in the Cleveland Avenue and Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. redevelopment areas. The fund is to be used exclusively for the purpose of supporting developers seeking to construct housing targeting individuals that make 100 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) or…

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City of Winter Garden Launches Living Local Campaign and Fall & Winter Event Calendar

The City of Winter Garden just launched a “Living Local” campaign to encourage local participation and support of one’s hometown. The campaign includes events and initiatives to urge community involvement and patronage of local, small businesses. The campaign will run fall 2021-spring 2022. The “Living Local” campaign immediately follows the previous yearlong “Love Local” campaign…

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Florida League of Cities names new leadership, award recipients

The Florida League of Cities announced a change of command Wednesday, including a newly elected president and two officers. Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker will serve as the League’s president. Walker, a former police officer, was first elected to the Lakeland City Commission in 2010. Among other affiliations, he is an immediate past president of the Florida Black…

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