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December Meeting Information
Upcoming Events
Members and Associate Members
Our Advocacy Efforts
Legislative Priorities
Additional Information
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December Meeting Information

Our December 18th meeting will be hosted by the City of Tampa, and will take place at Kona Grill (4134 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, near International Plaza) from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. There is no charge for the event, and lunch is sponsored by Jones Edmunds.

FLC President Matthew Surrency and Representative Kristin Jacobs will be joining us at the meeting to discuss the FLC Florida Regional Compact Initiative and how to create a successful compact in our area. Ronnie Duncan, Chair of the TBARTA Board of Directors, will also be joining us to speak.

Featured Associate Member: Jones Edmunds

Jones Edmunds is a Florida-based consulting firm providing quality, professional services in engineering and environmental sciences. Our expertise in a broad range of disciplines has grown to meet the needs of our clients, ranging from the private sector to government agencies at all levels. Today, Jones Edmunds consists of more than 140 employees and is nationally ranked by Engineering News-Record among the Top 500 Design firm and Top 200 Environmental firm in the United States. Jones Edmunds is also ranked among the Top 25 design firms in the Southeast U.S. by Southeast Construction.

Featured Associate Member: SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers is an environmental consulting and contracting firm serving public and private clients across the nation and around the world. Their core capabilities are in solid and hazardous waste management, energy, remediation and environmental compliance. They work to prevent, mitigate and remediate environmental events, and use our environmental regulatory systems knowledge to help shorten project timelines and stay on budget. SCS Engineers specializes in the assessment, design, permitting, construction, operation and maintenance, and monitoring of sustainable environmental solutions and facilities.

Upcoming Events

November 13
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Oldsmar

December 18
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Tampa

January 12
Opening of Florida Legislative Session

January 15
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Largo

February 19
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of Pinellas Park

March 11
End of Florida Legislative Session

March 18
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of St. Pete Beach

April 15
SLC Business Meeting and Lunch
Hosted by City of South Pasadena

May 21
SLC Awards Dinner

Our Advocacy Efforts

Suncoast Regional Advocacy Team

Become a member of the Suncoast Advocacy Team and YOU can make a difference in your community, the Suncoast region and throughout the state of Florida!

As a team member, you’ll become part of an elite group of local elected officials in the Suncoast League of Cities that frequently interact with state legislators to promote and preserve Municipal Home Rule.

You’ll also be part of a strong advocacy team that serves as catalysts for securing support from legislators on issues affecting the cities and towns in the Suncoast region and statewide. Get exclusive access to proven advocacy strategies that you can incorporate into your busy schedules, whether you’re advocating from home or in Tallahassee!

Legislative Priorities

2016 FLC Legislative Priorities

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The Florida League of Cities, Inc., formed in 1922, represents the municipalities of Florida. Its mission is to concentrate the influence of all city, town and village officials upon other policymaking bodies for the purpose of shaping legislation and public policy, sharing the advantages of cooperative action, and exchanging ideas and experiences.

2016 SLC Legislative Priorities

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We, as empowered members of the Suncoast League of Cities and elected officials representing one million citizens, advocate on a regional level the following 2015 Legislative Priorities:


Vacation Rental
The Suncoast League of Cities supports legislation that repeals the state preemption of the regulation of vacation rental properties in order to allow local governments to regulate such properties to protect the health and welfare of residents, visitors and businesses.

Public Records
The Suncoast League of Cities supports public records reform to discourage or eliminate schemes designed to generate violations of public records laws as well as limit harassing or unreasonable public records requests.

Relocation of Utilities
The Suncoast League of Cities opposes legislation that mandates local government and their taxpayers bear the cost of relocating utility equipment when the equipment is located within a public utility easement or right-of-way and needs to be relocated for public purposes.


Flood Insurance
The Suncoast League of Cities supports efforts by Congress and FEMA to keep flood insurance rates affordable while balancing the fiscal solvency of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Additional Information

Florida Regional Compact Initiative

FLC President Surrency’s Florida Regional Compact Initiative is a voluntary program designed to encourage cities to join forces to:

  • identify and coalesce around a shared challenge
  • learn to collaborate across jurisdictional and ideological boundaries
  • craft and commit to a joint action plan to address regional needs

Upcoming: FLC 55th Annual Legislative Conference

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista
November 19-20, 2015

Join your municipal colleagues as the state's top legislative issues are discussed! Come learn more about the president's priority, messaging for 2016 priorities, impacts of redistricting and advocacy strategies for your city. Registration coming soon.

Upcoming: FLC Legislative Action Days

DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
February 2-3, 2016

This is a unique opportunity for city officials from across the state to gather in Tallahassee to discuss the latest legislative issues and developments affecting municpalities. You will also have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with your legislators to provide a valuable, local government perspective.

Contact Us

Angela Crist, Executive Director
cell: (813) 857-8801

Becky Clayton, FIOG Training Support Specialist
cell: (813) 974-9627