Priorities:

Affordable Housing:
Protect the State Housing Trust Fund and Local Government Trust Fund from being swept into other funds (SB 70- Passidomo)

TBARTA:
Fully fund TBARTA operations ($1.5 M) and the 41-mile Regional Premium Transit Project

Community Redevelopment Areas:
Protect CRAs and allow local governments to administer them without burdensome regulations and limitations

Economic Development Corporations:
Preserve local control of EDCs without burdensome regulation and limitations

Arts/Division of Cultural Affairs:
Fully fund the DCA Grant Program – $61.6 M ($2.5 M for Pinellas)

Additional Agenda Items:

Appropriations:
Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program ($1.9 million)
R’Club Hurricane Hardening
School Safety/Security programs
St. Pete Beach Sewer Improvements
Tampa Bay Business Incubator ($2 million)
Workforce Training Programs

Business Rent Tax:
Support further reduction of the business rent tax

Diversity and Inclusion:
Support the Florida Competitive Workforce Act which provides that sexual orientation and gender identity are impermissible grounds for discrimination

Education:
Support maximizing early learning investments through pay-for-performance, increased accountability and workforce development in early education
Support the alignment of VPK assessments to developmental standards

Electric Scooters:
Support amending state law to allow electric scooters on city streets and bike lanes

Healthcare:
Support preserving current Medicaid funding/Oppose further cuts
Support increasing funding for behavioral/ mental health programs

Enterprise Florida:
Support fully funding Enterprise Florida to help attract businesses to the state

Film Industry:
Support the reinstatement of tax credits to encourage filming in Florida as a economic development tool

Insurance:
Support Assignment of Benefits reform

Pinellas County:
Support the removal of residency restrictions for Construction Licensing Board appointment

Visit Florida:
Support fully funding Visit Florida to overcome effects of Red Time on tourism