This week, FAC’s Legislative team held joint meetings with it counterparts from the Florida League of Cities.   At the League’s recent Legislative Conference, the environmental policy committee selected two legislative priorities for the 2014 session; water quality and quantity, and septic tanks.   Their adopted policy statements are as follows:  

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation addressing water quality and quantity issues that affect the economies of local communities.  Specifically, the League supports efforts to revitalize and protect Florida’s springs, aquifers, surface waters and estuaries.

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS financial and regulatory initiatives that prioritize and encourage properties with septic tanks to connect to centralized sewer systems, especially in areas that impact rivers, estuaries, first magnitude springs and impaired water bodies. 

FAC, as always, looks forward to working with the League of Cities and our joint advocacy on behalf of local government.