Florida's regular legislative session begins in March.
Flagler County's top legislative priority for this coming year is supporting the establishment of a University of North Florida healthcare education facility in the city of Palm Coast, Flagler County commissioners decided during a commission meeting Nov. 18.
Of the eight policy priorities, all except the first — supporting the UNF proposal — are current legislative priorities that commissioners decided to keep on the list.
The county has eight legislative policy priorities and three legislative funding priorities that it will present to representatives for consideration during the legislative session.
Of the eight policy priorities, all except the first — supporting the UNF proposal — are current legislative priorities that commissioners decided to keep on the list. At Commissioner David Sullivan's urging, commissioners decided to move the priority concerning support for home rule up from the bottom of the list: As it was originally presented, "Continue to support home rule" was listed as priority number eight; the commissioners opted to make it number six.
Of the three funding priorities, two — sewer collections on the northern barrier island, and flooding and environmental mitigation on the west side — are returning, while the third, a request for $3.7 million for the hardening and enhancement of the county's Emergency Operations Center, is new this year.