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  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    County Spotlight: Citrus County

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    • Population: 141,236 (2010 census)
    • 33rd Most Populous County in Florida
    • Established on June 2, 1887
    • The 44th county established in Florida
    • Citrus County was named for the county’s abundant citrus trees.
    • County Seat: Inverness
    • There are 2 incorporated communities in Citrus: Inverness and Crystal River
    • Largest employment sectors: Medical and Government

    Interesting Facts:

    • Citrus County is considered the Manatee Capital of the World. This is the only place in the world you are able to legally interact and swim with manatees.

    See link: http://visitcitrus.com/play-here/water-lovers-activities/meet-a-manatee

    • The Withlacoochee River provides 45 miles of waterfront.
    • Tsala Apopka chain of lakes runs 22 miles long, covering 23,000 acres.
    • Citrus County has 3 first magnitude springs: Crystal River/Kings Bay, Homosassa River, and Chasshowitzka River
    • Citrus County has 50 miles of paved trails and 21.5 miles of unpaved trails to be used for walking, biking, and horseback riding.
    • Elvis Presley’s ninth movie “Follow That Dream” was filmed in Citrus County in 1961, with the Old Citrus County Courthouse courtroom being the location of the movie’s pivotal scene where Elvis delivers a stirring courtroom argument.

    Citrus County government offers a monthly electronic newsletter to citizens. This publication provides information on upcoming projects, events, workshops, and much more so citizens can stay informed on what is happening in Citrus County!

    http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/pio/pio.htm


  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Legislative Conference is Next Week

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    This is the final opportunity for the membership to consider and approve FAC’s final policy statements; these statements guide FAC’s efforts during the 2015 Session. You do not have to serve on a policy committee to attend; all commissioners and county staff are encouraged to register.  The Early Bird rate will be extended to New Commissioners so if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late!  Register on-site at the FAC Registration Desk.  Beat the lines and take advantage of early registration hours on Tuesday, November 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Click here for more conference info.


  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    UPDATE: DJJ – Proposed Rules Challenge

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    On November 12 -13, 2014, an administrative law judge in Tallahassee heard evidence and arguments in the Proposed Rule Challenge brought against DJJ by FAC and 27 counties.  The Rule Challenge was filed after DJJ held a series of rule workshops over the summer in an attempt to promulgate rules that comply with s. 985.686, F.S., the juvenile cost-share statute.  Although DJJ did make some revisions requested by the counties, FAC ultimately believed that the proposed rules did not comply with the mandates of the law.   Again at issue is the legal definitions of “predisposition” and “postdisposition” days , which determines the financial obligations of the counties and state.  

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