2018 Legislative Priorities


Contact Executive Director Diana Ferguson at executivedirector@flera.org or Legislative Committee Chair Tom Ash at ash@epchc.org for additional information.

guiding principles

FLERA supports legislation that provides flexibility for local control of environmental protection.  FLERA opposes legislation that contains unfunded mandates or preemption of home rule authority relating to environmental regulations or programs.

land acquisition and management

FLERA supports full funding of the Florida Forever program for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands.  FLERA supports an allocation from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF) for local government land management activities on environmentally sensitive state lands.

floodplain management

FLERA supports legislation that would provide funding for local government flood mitigation and coastal resiliency projects including supporting priorities of the existing National Estuary Programs and the creation of Estuary Programs in the Panhandle.

petroleum storage tanks

FLERA supports full funding for DEP local government cleanup contracting and local government compliance verification contracting.