FAC Articles of Incorporation
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FAC Board Policies
- 1996 Executive Director Travel & Entertainment
- 1997 Code of Ethics for County Officials
- 1999 Fundraising
- 1999 Conference Policies
- 2003 Contact Database Information
- 2003 Suspended Commissioners
- 2004 Budgetary Controls
- 2004 Conference Planning Committee
- 2004 FAC President's Travel & Expenses
- 2004 Finance & Audit Committee
- 2004 Investment Policy
- 2004 Private Inurement / Private Investment
- 2004 Staff Travel
- 2004 FAC Member Legislative Issue Conflict Resolution Process Used During Non-Legislative Session Periods of Time
- 2005 Amicus Brief Policy
- 2005 Use of FAC Service Marks
- 2006 Notice Process of Legislative Conflicts with a County or Group of Counties During Legislative Session
- 2007 2009 Strategic Planning Committee
- 2007 NACo-Policy and Procedures for Supporting or Endorsing Candidates for NACo Office Who Are Note Florida County Commissioners
- 2007 NACo-Policy and Procedures for Voting for Candidates for NACo Office During NACo Meetings
- 2007 NACo-Policy for FAC's Endorsement of a Florida County Commissioner Seeking NACo Office
- 2008 NACo-Establish Procedures for Filling Board Vacancies
- 2009 Minutes
- 2009 Whistleblower Protection Policy
- 2009 Conflict of Interest
- 2009 Record Retention and Destruction
- 2011 Investment Policy
- 2011 Corrected Code of Ethics
- 2012 Enterprise Committee
- 2013 FAC Board of Directors Meeting Attendance
- 2013 NACo Board of Directors Expense Reimbursement
- 2016 Elections Qualification Review Committee
- 2018 Claims Procedures for Indemnification
- 2018 Reserves
- 2018 Salary Advances/Loans
Counties rely on critical sources of annual funding to ensure affordable homeownership for their residents, especially the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program. For decades the colloquially known Sadowski Fund has provided funding to local governments but has come under attack from the Legislature who sweep the funds away for other projects of their choosing. Concerned groups around the state continue to advocate for protecting the trust fund, and its monies being used as it was originally intended.
1) A full-time hourly worker in Florida at the $8.46 minimum wage could afford a rent of $440. They would need to work 108 hours for a modest two-bedroom rental at the fair market rate of $1,189.
2) The housing wage in Florida, when full-time hourly workers spend no more than 30% of expenses on housing, is currently $22.86. By comparison, 67% of Floridian jobs earn under $20 an hour.
3) Florida has the 15th highest housing wage nationwide.
4) There is a projected $352 million for the Sadowski related trust funds this year.
5) If fully appropriated in 2020-21, the Sadowski Fund would provide an estimated $4.4 billion in economic impact and create 30,000 jobs.
6) The Sadowski Coalition consists of 33 stakeholder groups including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, AARP of Florida, and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Florida Association of Counties has adopted guiding principles in support of environmental initiatives:
- FAC supports retaining the full amount of funding for state and local affordable housing programs as generated by documentary stamp tax revenues.
The bill exempts the State Housing Trust Fund and the Local Government Housing Trust Fund from a provision authorizing the Legislature, in the General Appropriations Act, to transfer unappropriated cash balances from specified trust funds to the Budget Stabilization Fund and the General Revenue Fund, etc.