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  1. Orange County’s 2010 Legislative Agenda Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners October 13, 2009

  2. 2010 Legislative Session • Orange County Legislative Team Mission: • Identify proposals that affect Orange County’s provision of services to the citizens; • Inform decision makers of positive/negative consequences of proposals; • Advocate for fair, reasonable and balanced resolution of current and future challenges.

  3. 2010 Legislative Session • Orange County Legislative Team: • County Mayor’s Office • County Administrator’s Office • County Attorney’s Office • 30 Department Legislative Liaisons

  4. 2010 Legislative Session • Orange County Lobbying Team: • Mark Jeffries • Johnson & Blanton Government Consultants • Capitol Hill Group

  5. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring • Action Request

  6. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  7. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater District 25 Palm Beach County

  8. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Fasano District 11 Pasco County

  9. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislature Overview: • Florida Senate • Majority Leader – Alex Diaz de la Portilla • Minority Leader – Al Lawson • Rules Chair – Alex J. Villalobos • Ways & Means Chair – J.D. Alexander • 26 Republicans, 14 Democrats

  10. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul District 22 Marion County

  11. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida House Speaker Pro Tempore Ron Reagan District 67 Manatee County

  12. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida House Speaker Designate Dean Cannon District 35 Orange County

  13. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Florida House Minority Leader Pro Tempore Geraldine F. Thompson District 39 Orange County

  14. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislature Overview: • Florida House of Representatives • Majority Leader – Adam Hasner • Minority Leader – Franklin Sands • Rules & Calendar Chair – Bill Galvano • Full Appropriations Councils Chair – David Rivera • 76 Republicans, 44 Democrats

  15. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Overview: • Orange County Legislative Delegation Chair Steve Precourt District 41

  16. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  17. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Timeline (cont.): • Oct./Nov./Dec. – Legislative Committee Meetings • Oct. 19 – Orange County Legislative Delegation • Dec. 15 or 17 – Central Fla. Regional Delegation • Jan./Feb. – Legislative Committee Meetings • March 2, 2010 – Session Convenes • ???????? – Orange County Day • April 30, 2010 – Final Day of Regular Session

  18. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  19. 2010 Legislative Session • State Budget Situation • 2007/08 Budget - $72 billion • 2008/09 Budget - $66 billion • 2008/09 Adjusted - $64 billion • 2009/10 Budget - $66.5 billion • 2010/11 Budget - ?????

  20. 2010 Legislative Session Florida’s Financial Future Dr. James A. Zingale Capitol Hill Group, LLP Governmental Relations Management

  21. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  22. 2010 Legislative Session • Funding Priorities: • Central Receiving Center • Seek $ 3 million appropriation for CSU residential beds • Other Opportunities • Seek other appropriate opportunities

  23. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  24. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Transportation • Central Florida Commuter Rail • Support approval of FDOT/CSX terms for joint use • Support appropriation for 61-mile track purchase • Support other regions’ commuter/light rail goals • High Speed Rail • Support efforts to bring high speed passenger rail projects to Florida

  25. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Transportation (cont.) • Wekiva Parkway • Support completion of the Orange County/Orlando beltway • Taxation Issues • Tourist Development Tax • Support affirmation that TDT applies to hotel room price paid by final consumer • General Tax Issues • Encourage balanced, fair, whole picture approach

  26. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Public Safety • Red Light Cameras • Support change in statute to specify authority to use automated traffic enforcement technology to combat red light running • Support reasonable funding from fines for equipment costs • Keep trauma funding whole/Reasonable portion of RLC fines • Support legal protection of prior programs

  27. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Public Safety (cont.) • Corrections/Juvenile Justice • Oppose costly changes in sentencing guidelines • Support equitable billing by DJJ • Economic Development/Environmental Protection • Support state and regional economic development efforts • Support legislation needed to implement Metro Orlando Cleantech initiative proposals

  28. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Affordable Housing • Support repeal of the cap on the Sadowski Affordable Housing Program Trust Fund • Support full appropriation of Sadowski Trust Fund monies for affordable housing purposes • Space Program • Support regional, state & federal efforts to maintain Florida’s role as a leader in space-based research, development and technology advancements

  29. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Election Reform • Touch screen replacement postponement • $1.8 million impact • Earlier contributions reporting in local races • Ethics Complaints/Open Records • Seek statute change to exempt county ethics complaints until probable cause determination

  30. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Water Policy • Protect Orange County residents’ interests relating to regional water supply • Support funding/incentives for water supply development • Support fair cost assignment for required clean-up plans

  31. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Priorities: • Community Partners: • When not harmful to interests of Orange County residents, support legislative priorities of community partners such as: • MetroPlan Orlando • Lynx • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission • Florida Association of Counties • Orange County Health Department • UCF, Valencia Community College • Others

  32. 2010 Legislative Session • Presentation Outline: • Legislature Overview • Legislative Timeline • State Budget Situation • Funding Priorities • Legislative Priorities • Legislative Monitoring

  33. 2010 Legislative Session • Likely Issues: • Election Reform • Independent expenditure committees • Oil and Gas Exploration • Property Tax Reform • 1.35 Aggregate Tax Limit • Homestead/Declining values • Growth Management/SB 360 part 3 • Mobility Fee study/legislation

  34. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Monitoring: • Property tax reform • Home rule authority • Cost shifts from State • Impact fees • Other growth management modifications • Concurrency/Comprehensive Planning

  35. 2010 Legislative Session • Legislative Monitoring: (cont.) • 9-1-1 funding issues • Wetlands permitting streamlining • Changes to building codes/building inspection rules • Juvenile justice issues • Ethics and Elections • Required Public Notices/Advertisements

  36. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items

  37. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items • Commissioner Brummer • Elimination of DROP Program • Elimination of Regional Planning Councils or Transfer Funding Responsibilities to State • Reduction of County Officers’ Salaries During Times of Economic Downturn • Require BCC Approval of Budgets for Property Appraiser & Tax Collector

  38. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items • Commissioner Brummer (cont.) • Submit Constitutional Amendments to Voters to Abolish Elected Offices of: • Property Appraiser • Tax Collector • Clerk of the Courts • Supervisor of Elections • Submit Constitutional Amendment to Voters to Create an Elected County Audit Officer

  39. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items • Commissioner Fernandez • Elimination of DROP Program • Revision of Composition of OOCEA & GOAA Boards

  40. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items • Commissioner Stewart • Strengthen Street Racing Statute • Outlaw Texting While Driving • Support Recycling Renewable Legislation

  41. 2010 Legislative Session • Commissioner Items • Commissioner Moore Russell • Oppose Changes to “Year And A Day” Sentencing

  42. 2010 Legislative Session • Requested Action: • Approval of a slate of legislative priorities for 2010

  43. Orange County’s 2010 Legislative Agenda Presentation to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners October 13, 2009