Clermont’s Master Plan Wins State Award

The City of Clermont and GAI’s Community Solutions Group in Orlando have been recognized by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) for outstanding redevelopment achievements for the visionary master plan developed for the city’s downtown-waterfront district. The FRA presents awards annually to projects that exhibit the best practices in Florida development during the past year. The…

Annual Financial Disclosure

Every year, many state and local public officers and employees receive automatic fines because they file their annual financial disclosure forms late or not at all. The Commission wants to help people avoid getting fined—compliance with the filing requirement is the goal. Here’s what you need to know: Annual Financial Disclosure must be filed or…

Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) Overtime Regulations

Last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations. The proposal generated significant interest with over 290,000 comment letters being filed in the proceeding. Because the proposed changes were expected to have an impact on local governments, the National League of Cities (NLC) and other local…

Pokemon: Friend or Foe

Launched July 6 – just six short weeks ago – PokemonGo has made more than $200 million and has more than 20 million users – likely a LOT more.  Some counties are taking advantage and exposing players to government services while for other counties it just increasing the burden. So what is PokemonGO exactly? The…

A Call to Action Update: Engaging Elected Officials

Elected officials can play a critical role in drawing young people in to the public sector. FCCMA presented a session at the FLC Conference in Hollywood focusing on “What Can Elected Officials do to Attract Young People to Public Service?” In addition to FCCMA President Bobby Green and At-Large Director Ryan Levengood, the panel included the mayors…

Flagler County Crisis Triage and Transport Unit (CTTU)

By Craig Coffey, Flagler County Administrator In April 2014, Flagler County implemented CTTU: Crisis Triage and Transport Unit, a program designed to improve services for adults in mental health crisis who require screening and transport to a Baker Act Receiving Facility, and simultaneously improve utilization of law enforcement resources. CTTU is funded by a grant…

FLC Info Request: Transportation Facility Designations MiniSurvey

Deadline Wednesday, September 21 The FLC Center for Municipal Research & Innovation is seeking information from all 412 Florida cities. The House of Representatives Transportation and Ports Subcommittee has requested information regarding municipalities’ policies on honorary transportation facility designations. The survey is less than five questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Even…