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Review of this week's Hot Topics, Affordable Housing Crisis:
"Florida advocates know all about the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund, but not everyone in the state may be aware of this far-sighted bill that the Florida Legislature passed, via a bipartisan vote, in 1992 – a portion of revenue from documentary stamp taxes would be set aside for affordable housing."
Continue reading complete review HERE.
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! The LWVOC will be out in full force at the 3/24 March For Our Lives registering voters and we need help from all of our committees and general membership! If you would like to be part of this historical event and help LWVOC register voters, please contact Leah Nash at email@example.com by Friday, March 22nd. Volunteers are needed 12:30 - 4:30 pm at Lake Eola. Exact location of booth will be emailed to confirmed volunteers. To register voters, you MUST be certified with the LWV. To do that, look to your left and click on our link for our online training and certification!
MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE SHARE HEARTFELT TESTIMONIALS
“So often the conversation promoting dangerous gun legislation is based on incorrect, unreliable, and outright dishonest information,” said Patricia Brigham, Coalition co-chair and 1st vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. “The Coalition’s goal is to separate fact from fiction to save ourselves from a dangerous gun culture that is literally killing us.”
The Coalition will begin sharing more than a dozen short videos today featuring heartfelt testimonials that highlight the need for common sense gun laws, including a state ban on military-style assault weapons.
Find out more HERE.
ORANGE COUNTY SHOWS THE
WAY ON ROOFTOP SOLAR
By Leesa Bainbridge, Carol Davis
Just a few months ago, trucks rolled into Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Orange County driveway, and she and her family joined the growing surge of Florida homeowners going solar to save money.
Two years ago, the League of Women Voters of Florida and another nonprofit called Solar United Neighbors launched a program in Florida to help homeowners learn about solar and use bulk buying power to get wholesale pricing on rooftop solar.
Read full column HERE.
REVISE THE CONSTITUTION WITH CAUTION
Every 20 years, Florida’s core governing document, the Florida Constitution, is opened up for a top-to-bottom review. Through this process, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) carefully examines and determines what, if any, amendments to propose directly to the citizens of our state.
Under our form of government, the only power the government has is the power that we, the people, give to the government. The place where that happens is the Florida Constitution.
Cont. reading guest column by President of Florida Bar
Learn more through our Government Committee
LEAVE LOCAL VOTERS IN CHARGE
For almost half a century, a Florida law has entrusted county and city governments to set aside a share of local property tax revenues for urban redevelopment. Now this authority, like other powers of home rule in Florida, is in Tallahassee’s cross hairs.
Some state legislators are proposing to impede local governments in creating new community redevelopment agencies, and phase out existing CRAs. While a 2016 report from a grand jury in Miami-Dade County contended there have been abuses of tax dollars in some local agencies, this is overkill from legislators. Continue reading Orlando Sentinel article HERE.
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