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Posted on: August 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 50 Years of Home Rule in the State of Florida

The Florida League of Cities and the PBC League of Cities have requested their member cities to pass a resolution recognizing and celebrating the 50 Year Anniversary of Municipal Home Rule powers being amended into the Florida Constitution.

In 1968, Florida voters placed municipal Home Rule powers into the Florida Constitution as an amendment to Article VIII. Prior to this amendment, municipalities and towns had to seek legislative permission from the state via "local bills" filed with the legislature to consider, adopt and revise its own local laws.

This "Home Rule" authority provides the Village of Palm Springs and other local governments with the ability to preserve and enhance characteristics that make each city, town and/ or village uniquely special and that maintains its quality of life.

Please sign our petition at the following link: http://survey.pbcgov.com/s3/LeaguePetition
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