Resources & Tools

2020 Legislative Action Agenda During its 93rd Annual Conference, the League's membership adopted five priority statements to make its 2020 Legislative Action Agenda. Members also took eight policy positions. 

2019-2020 Key Legislative Dates Important dates including committee meetings, FLC conferences and legislative session. 

2020 Legislative Session Delegation Meeting Schedule Find out when and where your local legislative delegation is meeting in advance of the 2020 legislative session. 

2019 Legislative Summary of Key Votes This summary includes House and Senate votes on key bills considered this session that were either a significant infringement on municipal Home Rule authority or an unfunded mandate.

2019 Legislative Key Contact & Issue Sign Up We are seeking City officials with a strong relationship with a particular legislator(s) to sign up as a Legislative Key Contact. We also want you to select up to four issues that you will be willing to assist our Advocacy Team with during the 2019 legislative session.

'We Live Local' PSA on Short-Term Rentals Our neighborhoods are under attack. Distant politicians are letting big corporations make decisions about our community with little consideration for the families that live there. One example? Short-term rentals! We live local so we should decide local. Learn more about #HOMERULE and your right to local self-government.

Celebrating 50 Years of Home Rule  Learn how the League and Florida's cities are celebrating 50 years of Home Rule, watch videos and access Home Rule resources.

Let Cities Work PSA Cities provide tailor made solutions to meet the needs of their residents. One-size-fits-all solutions passed down by the State do not fit - at all! Use this video to explain this fight to your residents and ask them to get engaged. (Want a 30-sec version? Click here

Issue Briefs Summary papers for the League's legislative priorities including background information, talking points and the latest update on legislative progress.

Do You Want to become a Home Rule Hero?  Successful advocacy starts at home, not in Tallahassee. No one can tell your community’s story better than you. Each year, the League's legislative team recognizes a few local officials who make an extraordinary effort; people who stand out for their high level of participation and effectiveness. Learn more.

Advocacy Wheel This circular image reveals the League's interactive process for moving its agenda. 

Lobbying 101 This tool is designed to help you ask the right questions about proposed legislation and its sponsor(s).

Public Testimony 101 Preparing to provide testimony in committee? This list of tried and tested tips will keep you focused and prepare you for what to expect.

Advocacy Checklist This is a great tool to help local officials stay on task and on message during a phone call or visit with your legislator.

Archived Resources

Top Ten Tips for Effective Advocacy. As we prepare for the 2018 Legislative session, our message to the Legislature must not waver. By taking these key actions now, we will be ready to confront and defeat legislative attacks against Home Rule. 

Talking Points. Use these basic talking points to guide your discussions with constituents, colleagues and state lawmakers.

Summary of 2018 Constitutional Amendments Learn more about the 13 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that are certified for the 2018 General Election ballot. 

2018 Legislative Candidate Questionnaire View the questionnaire sent to all candidates, both state and local, for elected offices in Florida. 

2018 Final Report Learn about the bills that passed and filed during the 2018 regular Legislative Session.

2018 Legislative Summary of Key Votes Find out how your representatives and senators voted on issues that matter to your city.