Finance, Taxation & Personnel

This committee addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, insurance, local option revenues, pension issues, personnel and collective bargaining issues, revenue sharing,  tax and budget reform, telecommunications and workers’ compensation.


Priority Issues, 2016-2017

local business tax protection

Communications Services Tax and Local Business Tax Protection

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that protects general revenues collected from the communications services tax and the local business tax. These revenues are essential to providing municipal services, such as public safety, constructing and maintaining transportation infrastructure and providing for public parks and open spaces. A diversified revenue base is necessary for the fiscal stability of local governments and improves their ability to serve citizens and businesses.

local cst protection

Municipal Levy of the Local Option Infrastructure Surtax

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that provides a mechanism for municipalities to levy the Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, if approved by voters.

fiscal responsibility

Fiscal Responsibility

The Florida League of Cities OPPOSES HB 7063 which creates the Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act. There are specific provisions that will adversely affect local government financial management. For an in-depth discussion on our concerns, download the Issue Brief below.


Expanded Homestead Exemption

The Florida League of Cities OPPOSES legislation that would propose an additional homestead exemption requiring local governments to either reduce services or shift the tax burden to non-homesteaded properties. 

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Chair: Natalie Kahler
Council Member, City of Brooksville
Vice-chair: Bill Partington
Mayor, City of Ormond Beach
FLC Contact: Amber Hughes
Sr. Legislative Advocate
(850) 222-9684 ext. 3621 
FLC Staff Assistant: Tara Taggart

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