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Mayor Hosting Town Hall on Legislative Issues Jan. 8

In partnership with the Florida League of Cities, Lake Wales Mayor Eugene Fultz will be hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the city municipal administration building at 201 W. Central Ave.

Scott Dudley, legislative director of the Florida League of Cities and executive director of the Florida League of Mayors will speak about issues likely to be considered by the Florida Legislature, which will convene Jan. 14. Some topics include home rule, private property rights "Bert Harris Act", sales tax fairness, short-term rentals, transportation funding, water resources, affordable housing, annexation, cybersecurity, local business tax protection and Medical marijuana.

The Florida League of Cities says it advocates for "local voices making local choices."

Fultz said while some legislators support local government home rule, others try to erode the ability of municipalities to make local decisions. He said he hopes citizens will join city officials to advocate for local control during the upcoming legislative session.


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