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City Officials From Around Florida Gather for Florida League of Cities Legislative Action Days

City officials from across the state will gather next week in Tallahassee to discuss the latest issues and developments affecting municipalities and how they are being addressed in Tallahassee during the current legislative session. These issues are all part of the Florida League of Cities 2017 legislative agenda. With numerous bills filed this session that…


Tallahassee bills cast cloud over future of development agencies like Jacksonville’s DIA

State legislation that could end new projects by Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority – and hundreds of similar agencies statewide – alarms their supporters and sparks debate about Tallahassee’s control over redevelopment. Bills to phase out what the state calls “community redevelopment agencies” are filed in both chambers of Florida’s Legislature. The more sweeping of those…


Pensacola – Still Waiting on Sale of Former School District Headquarters

After previous estimations targeted the start of this month for when a defunct, multi-parcel property in downtown Pensacola could officially transfer ownership to a development group seeking to revitalize it, several more weeks must pass before the transaction can take place. The Escambia County School District’s former headquarters at 213 W. Garden St. still awaits remediation before the school district…