Research

Unfunded Mandates

The FACA Board charged the FACA Committees with editing a whitepaper created by FAC staff.  The Board, at its meeting of December 1, 2016, approved the final draft below for use by FACA members.  The document, however, is an ever-changing document and will be updated yearly subject to the Legislature.  Also provided below is a quick reference guide on county unfunded mandates as well as county-by-county lists of unfunded mandates and the costs associated with same.  

 

County Unfunded Mandates in Florida, November 2016
County Unfunded Mandates Quick Reference Guide, November 2016
 

County by County Unfunded Mandates Lists

Palm Beach County

Leon County 

Preemptions

The FACA Board charged the FACA Committees with editing a whitepaper created by FAC staff.  The Board, at its meeting of December 1, 2016, approved the final draft below for use by FACA members.  The document, however, is an ever-changing document and will be updated yearly subject to the Legislature.  Also provided below is a quick reference guide on preemptions.

 

Preemption of County Authority in Florida, November 2016
Preemptions Quick Reference Guide, November 2016

 

Common Law Citizens Grand Juries

 

FACA CLE Seminar Materials

 

FACA CLE Library

Annual CLE Library (updated 7.2017)

Mid-Year CLE Library

 

Please note, 2011-2014 whole agenda packets for the annual and mid-year CLE seminars are accessible above.  The 2015 annual CLE seminar presentations, and all future annual and mid-year CLE seminar presentations, are accessible in the Library documents above.  If by chance you see a pre-2011 topic that you would like to get a copy of the presentation, please email elong@fl-counties.com and, if one is available, will be forwarded directly.

 

Redistricting

Under Article VIII, section 1(e) of the Florida Constitution, each board of county commissioners must divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practical, after each decennial census. Accordingly, during 2011 and 2012, the redistricting process at the county level will occur. The Florida Association of County Attorneys has tasked its General Governmental Committee to provide assistance to counties as they execute the redistricting process. In addition, there will be information of interest posted in this section of the website.