Priorities

  • Oppose Offshore oil/gas drilling off the coast of Florida.
  • Support State energy bill (with the caveat the oil/gas drilling is not included in the bill)
  • Initiate/Support Pre-platted lands legislation (to be developed in cooperation with the City of Cape Coral and the SWFL Regional Planning Council)
  • Initiate/support growth management legislation (to be developed in cooperation with the Co. Attorney's Office, DoT, DCD and Smart Growth)
  • Initiate change to FDOT rules as they relate to road way landscape and design (letter from Roadway Landscape Advisory Committee attached)
  • Oppose unfunded mandates (especially those related to Dept. of Children and Families and Court related costs)

Track

  • We will be tracking many more bills including one to support the extension of the "paper ballot" system conversion from 2012 to 2016
  • Support the legislative platform for the Florida Emergency Management Preparedness Association (EMPA) which includes support of the EMPA Trust Fund and Assessment of Surcharge (to fix a loophole in the current assessment -updated assessment would be applied to the number of units or parcels included for coverage in a commercial or residential insurance policy).
  • Support the ban on texting while driving.


Lobbyist:
Keith Arnold
J. Keith Arnold & Associates
210 W. Park Avenue, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301​