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2020 South Palm Beach Leg Agenda

2020 South Palm Beach Leg Agenda

Federal Issues State & Municipal Elected Officials 2020 South Palm Beach County
Business Legislative Agenda
• For Florida’s continued economic growth, support science-based energy and STATE OFFICIALS Tina Polsky, District 81 Council Member
water policy solutions that include the prompt completion of the Everglades FLORIDA CABINET 561-470-2086 Andrea Levine O’Rourke Protecting Business
Agricultural Area Reservoir. STATE OFFICIALS tina.polsky@ [email protected]
• Support increased funding for Perkins Career and Technical Education Ron DeSantis Council Member
(CTE) programs to assist the state colleges in providing programs to prepare Governor, State of Florida Emily Slosberg, District 91 Jeremy Rodgers
students for industry sectors important to Florida’s economic development. 850-488-7146 561-496-5940 [email protected] emily.slosberg@
• Support fair workplace rules that protect workers and promote employer Council Member
flexibility and economic growth, while opposing harmful proposals and Mike Ertel Andy Thomson
burdensome regulations that will generate litigation instead of jobs. Secretary of State LOCAL OFFICIALS [email protected]
850-245-6500 COUNTY
• Support increased home affordability by influencing policies focused on COMMISSIONERS CITY OF BOYNTON
increasing the supply and preservation of affordable homes, equitably BEACH
increasing access to credit, ensuring access to and development of Jimmy Patronis
Communities of Opportunity, and optimizing land-use for affordable homes. Chief Financial Officer Hal Valeche, District 1 3301 Quantum Boulevard
877-693-5236 561-355-2201 Suite 101
• Promote and advance thoughtful legislative and regulatory changes to permit [email protected] Boynton Beach, FL 33426
greater flexibility in benefit design and coverage that will improve health, 561-742-6000
reduce unnecessary costs, and reward high-value care. Ashley Moody Gregg Weiss, District 2
Attorney General 561-355-2202 Mayor Steven Grant
• Support work to strengthen the nation’s educational standards and promote 850-414-3300 [email protected] [email protected]
effective workforce training programs.
Dave Kerner, District 3 Vice Mayor Justin Katz
• Support an immigration policy that encourages employment-based and Nicole “Nikki” Fried 561-355-2203 [email protected]
national security immigration reform as well as job protections for U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture [email protected]
Citizens. 800-435-7352 Robert Weinroth, District 4 Commissioner District II
• Support a national effort to encourage pro-growth energy action that 561-355-2204 Mack McCray
increases diverse energy supplies, improves efficiency, and promotes STATE SENATE
environmental stewardship while putting Americans back to work. [email protected] [email protected]

• Support legislation to end lawsuit abuse and to ensure that businesses Lori Berman, District 31 Mary Lou Berger, District 5 Commissioner District III
receive a fair, efficient, and consistent justice system. 561-292-6014 561-355-2205 Christina Romelus
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
• Support modernization and expansion of our nation’s transportation system
(including the reauthorization of America’s Infrastructure Act), along with our Gayle Harrell, District 25 Melissa McKinlay Commissioner District IV
telecommunications (including 5G rollout), energy and water infrastructure. 772-221-4019 District 6 Ty Penserga
[email protected] 561-355-2206 [email protected]

Bobby Powell, District 30 [email protected]
[email protected] Mack Bernard, Mayor
District 7
Kevin J. Rader, District 29 561-355-2207
[email protected] [email protected]

Federal Elected Officials FLORIDA HOUSE OF CITY OF BOCA
REPRESENTIVES Town of Mangonia Park Mike Caruso, District 89
Marco Rubio Municipal Center 561-475-2396 201 W. Palmetto Park Road
4580 PGA Boulevard Ted Deutch, District 22 1755 East Tiffany Drive mike.caruso@ Boca Raton, FL 33432
Suite 201 7900 Glades Road, #250 Mangonia Park 561-393-7708
Palm Beach Gardens Boca Raton, FL 33434 FL 33407
FL 33418 561-470-5540 561-676-7911 Joe Casello, District 90 Mayor Scott Singer
561-775-3360 561-292-6015 [email protected]
Lois Frankel, District 21 Brian Mast District 18 joe.casello@
Rick Scott 2500 N. Military Trail 420 U.S. Highway One Council Member
B3 Russell Senate Suite 490 Suite 19 Monica Mayotte
Office Building Boca Raton, FL 33431 North Palm Beach [email protected]
Washington, DC 20510 561-998-9045 FL 33408
202-224-5274 561-530-7778

The objective of the Boca Chamber’s Legislative Agenda is to Boynton Beach: City Issues State Issues
advocate for our members as it relates to Federal, State, and
• Support the creation of a business seat to serve on the Art’s Board. • Support legislation that enables Florida to collect online sales tax from companies
local government agendas. without a physical presence in Florida.
• Support the reduction of the Art’s Assessment fee from 1% to 0.5% on projects
MISSION that are $10 million and above. • Continue to support the elimination of the statewide sales tax on commercial
To Promote and Sustain Economic Prosperity in Boca Raton leases.
• Support the elimination of the CRA Advisory Board.
and South Palm Beach County. • Support the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s proposal to increase funding by $2.5
• Support the re-appointment of two citizen members back to the CRA Board. million for 14 additional Mental Health Units.
Boca Raton: City Issues
• Support the prompt release of funds for the Tri-Coastal Link Project to include the • Support the full funding and missions of Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida to
• Create a business-ready environment through engagement with and support of timely building of the Boynton Beach station. provide incentives to bring new businesses and jobs to Florida.
Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University, and Lynn University, in
their efforts to partner with the City of Boca Raton on internships and workforce • Support development of workforce housing programs. • Support the reauthorization of the Qualified Industry Tax Refund (QTI) Program.
• Support Impact Fee Credit Reimbursements for projects that make non-site • Continue funding the Job Growth Grant Fund.
• Regarding Fire Service, advocate for a more equitable fee structure, cost related road improvements that add capacity.
reductions, or shifting of fees. • Support legislation that allows, for security purposes, city police departments to
• Create a business ready environment through engagement with the support of use drones to patrol local events and waterways.
• Support a Virgin Train, USA (Brightline) station in Boca Raton. Palm Beach State College, Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University in their
efforts to partner with the City of Boynton Beach for internships and workforce • Support targeted economic development investments and global trade
• Advocate for the use of public/private partnerships, including public-facing development. agreements to help Florida remain a leader in international trade.
application programming interfaces (APIs), to deliver capital, technology, and
infrastructure improvements in the City of Boca Raton. • Support initiatives to harden existing public internet access (City Hall, libraries, • Create an improved and HIPAA-protected system to identify those with signs
schools) to ensure availability after extreme weather events/power outages. of mental illness, including the appropriate and secure recording of critical
• Continue support for the Art in Public Places initiative, but oppose any required information to a central repository with access by all relevant law enforcement
business and/or development fees/assessments to fund it. County Issues and health care agencies.

• Support initiatives to harden existing public internet access (City Hall, libraries, • Support efforts to increase opportunities for Palm Beach State College and • Oppose workplace initiatives and/or regulations which seek to inhibit employer
schools) to ensure availability after extreme weather events/power outages. Palm Beach County School District to collaborate on career, certificate, and rights by expanding employee rights in vague and unenforceable ways that
Prepare Boca Raton for the rollout of 5G, including becoming a test site for vocational programs to ensure that students are college and/or work ready. interfere with employer-employee relationships.
mobile providers.
• Support the School District’s continued review and enhancement of the • Support recurrence of the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program.
• Support the BID (Business Improvement District) Steering Committee and its security of school campuses based on the identification of new procedures,
activities to improve downtown on-demand transportation and connectivity, by technology, and safety threats. • Support passage of statewide guidelines to allow employers the opportunity to
establishing a downtown circulator system. continue to have the right to maintain and enforce a drug-free workplace as it
• Support Impact Fee Credit Reimbursements for projects that make non-site relates to the legalization of medical cannabis.
• Support the adoption of the Memorandum of Understanding of the Town and related road improvements that add capacity.
Gown initiative between Florida Atlantic University and the City of Boca Raton • Support appropriate workers’ compensation reforms related to the 2016 Florida
for the reinvention of the 20th Street district, including immediate rezoning to • Support private and public efforts to reduce homelessness and increase Supreme Court ruling that eliminated attorney fee caps.
Mixed-Use. affordable housing opportunities.
• Support the allocation of appropriate funding of outstanding capital projects at
• Continue to streamline Boca Raton’s building permit issuance procedures and • Support necessary enforcement of sober-home regulations. Increase the Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College.
Individual Development Approvals. Fully implement the pattern book/IDG in funding necessary to fight the Opioid-Crisis.
2020. Fully implement all Planned-Mobility (“PM”) districts in the City. Review • Support identifying an alternative funding source for Public Education Capital
height limits and green space allocation. • Support Florida Atlantic University and the Research Park at Florida Atlantic Outlay (PECO) funding for K-12, Florida College System, and State University
University in leveraging of its resources and strategic partnerships to enhance System buildings.
• Support development of workforce housing programs. and/or develop programs that foster entrepreneurship and expand the
region’s high-tech workforce. • Support science-based energy and water policy solutions that allow for Florida’s
• Support Impact Fee Credit Reimbursements for projects that make non-site continued economic growth. Support the continued dedicated funding for dune
related road improvements that add capacity. • Continue to support Palm Tran in its efforts to serve Boca Raton by further restoration as part of the beach-management funding program.
improving and coordinating public transportation circulation between
• Appropriately increase business types permitted in the Light Industrial and downtown, the train station, Research Park, and Florida Atlantic University • Create a film, television, and digital media targeted grant program within the
Research Park (LIRP) zoning classification. campus. Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

• Support the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University’s efforts to further • Support a regional approach for beach re-nourishment projects by the Palm • Support legislation that prohibits the sale of assault rifles.
integrate its activities with those of the wider business community and Florida Beach County Board of County Commissioners.
Atlantic University in order to ensure a viable environment for technology
entrepreneurs to develop and grow successful companies that create jobs. • Support solutions for and funding of science-based energy and water policy
to address red tide, toxic algae, and other clean water initiatives.

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