Mayor James in Tallahassee to advocate for the City in advance of the 2020 Florida Legislative Session.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (November 12, 2019) –
On November 12, 2019, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James will travel to Tallahassee to advocate for the City of West Palm Beach in advance of the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. The 2020 Legislative Session will convene on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Mayor will advocate for policies and request appropriations that are important to our city’s future. The policies and appropriations/funding requests include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Appropriations request for an infrastructure project to protect our water quality and improve stormwater management.
- Appropriations request to fund a criminal justice project to better protect residents, visitors and business owners. This may include upgrades to the city’s cybersecurity systems.
- Policies to better allow local governments to adequately deal with lost and abandoned property left on city property.
- Polices to protect home rule in Tallahassee and fight preemption efforts. Home rule is a city’s ability to establish its form of government through its charter and enact ordinances, codes, plans, and resolutions without prior state approval.
While in Tallahassee, the Mayor is scheduled to meet several members of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation as well as Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs and Staff.
For information about Mayor Keith A. James, please visit: https://wpb.org/About/Mayor-s-Page/Mayor-s-Bio
. For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit: wpb.org
. To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please call (561) 822-1200 (TTY 800-855-8771).