Advocating for Leon County's Legislative Interests
Goal Statement: To effectively serve the residents of Leon County providing leadership, coordination, and assistance to divisions to facilitate the delivery of services consistent with the Board’s policy. This will ensure that divisions receive the resources, guidance, and support needed to provide superior services in a cost effective and efficient manner.
The Legislative Affairs/Special Projects provides leadership, coordination, and assistance in the implementation of the County’s intergovernmental efforts. The Division serves the Board and County Administrator by researching, analyzing, and developing policy recommendations for all the County’s high priorities.
Community partnership is important to the division’s day-to-day functions. Partnership with organizations such as the Florida Association of Counties, the Leon County State and Federal Legislative Delegations has assisted in leveraging financial, technical, and human capital to draw attention to the community priorities at the federal, state, and local level.
Special Projects and Legislative Affairs functions include:
- Serve the County Administrator and the Board by researching, analyzing and developing policy recommendations for the County's high priority issues.
- Develop and implement the Board's annual Federal and State legislative priority package and monitor all legislative issues impacting Leon County.
- Assist in Countywide program research, development, and implementation.
- Manage the Leon County Sales Tax Committee process. The County and City Commissions and their community partners appointed 18 citizens, representing a broad cross section of our community, to serve on the Leon County Sales Tax Committee. The Committee’s charge is to collect public input and make recommendations regarding public policy for the renewal of the infrastructure sales tax within the County. The Committee is committed to engaging the public during this process, providing time at the beginning of each meeting for the community to voice their comments, recommendations, or preferred projects for consideration. Please see Sales Tax Committee website for additional information: www.leoncountyfl.gov/salestax