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    • Florida Impact Fee Review Task Force Rip Colvin, Executive Director Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (LCIR) December 2008 LCIR Staff Presentation to Chapters of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association
    • What Will This Presentation Address?
      • LCIR Overview: Membership, Purpose, Annual Reports, Website, Recent and Current Interim Projects
      • LCIR’s Interim Report, Federal Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • LCIR’s Interim Report, Local Government Financial Reporting Requirements
      • LCIR’s Federal Focus Newsletter
    • Part I
      • LCIR Overview
      • Membership, Purpose, Annual Reports,
      • Website, Recent and Current Interim
      • Projects
    • LCIR Overview - Membership
      • Committee is composed of 15 members
      • 8 Legislative appointments
        • Senator Tony Hill (Alternating Chair)
        • Senator Nancy Detert
        • Senator Mike Haridopolos
        • Senator Frederica Wilson
        • Representative (Alternating Chair)
        • Representative
        • Representative
        • Representative
      • 7 Gubernatorial appointments
        • Typically 2 County Commissioners
        • Typically 2 City Commissioners/Councilpersons
        • Typically 1 School District representative
        • Typically 1 Governor’s Office representative
        • Typically 1 State Agency representative
    • LCIR Overview - Purpose
      • To serve as a forum for the study and discussion of intergovernmental problems.
      • To evaluate the interrelationships among federal, state, regional, and local entities in the provision of services.
      • To analyze the structure, functions, revenue requirements, and fiscal policies of the state and its political subdivisions.
      • To examine proposed and existing federal and state programs.
      • To review the research and recommendations of national commissions studying local government relationships and problems.
      • To analyze the fiscal impact of new or modified state programs on municipalities and counties.
    • LCIR Overview – How Is Purpose Fulfilled?
      • By conducting policy research on a variety on issues.
        • Constitutional initiatives and referenda
        • Dock and marina permitting
        • Emergency, Management, Preparedness & Assistance Fund
        • Federal funding to Florida
        • Local government fiscal capacity and formation issues
        • Natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
        • State, regional, and local planning
        • State revenue sharing programs
        • State rural and urban policy
      • By reporting its findings and recommendations to the presiding officers of the Legislature and the Governor.
      • FAXNETs.
    • LCIR Overview – Annual Reports
      • Local Government Financial Information Handbook describes the major local government revenue sources and local option taxes; provides the upcoming fiscal year estimates.
      • Intergovernmental Impact Report summarizes the mandates and measures affecting local government fiscal capacity that were authorized during the most recent legislative session.
      • Review of Federal Funds to Florida provides a review and analysis of federal financial assistance to the state.
      • Salaries of County Constitutional Officers and Elected School District Officials provides finalized salary figures for the upcoming fiscal year.
    • Local Government Financial Information Handbook
      • A reference document describing most of the revenue sources available to local governments.
      • It contains relevant information useful for local government budgeting purposes, including descriptions of revenue sources, estimated revenue distributions, and population estimates.
      • It is prepared, published, and distributed annually by the LCIR with technical assistance provided by the Department of Revenue’s Office of Tax Research.
    • www.floridalcir.gov - Overview
    • www.floridalcir.gov/reports.cfm
    • www.floridalcir.gov/dataaz.cfm
    • www.floridalcir.gov/revenue_estimates.cfm
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    • LCIR Overview – Recent Interim Projects
      • Review of Municipal Incorporation Feasibility Studies
      • Local Government Financial Reporting Requirements
      • Federal Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • Revenues and Expenditures Reported by Florida’s Local Governments
    • LCIR Overview – Current Interim Projects
      • Consolidation Models for Florida’s Local Governments
      • Update of Federal Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • Analysis of Historical Changes in County and Municipal Revenues and Expenditures
      • Revenues and Expenditures Reported by Florida’s Local Governments
      • Intergovernmental Coordination: Florida’s Efforts in Waste Disposal, Processing and Recycling
    • Florida Impact Fee Review Task Force Part II - Federal Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • Federal Grants to Florida’s Local Governments
      • Examines certain federal grants (totaling $6.6 billion for the period 2002-2006) to Florida’s local governments
      • Allow local governments to compare performance to peers
      • Background
      • Grants have been provided by federal government since our nation’s birth
      • Financial resources are decreasing
      • Responsibility shifts to local governments
      • Major change in grants realm
        • Most significant: www.Grants.gov
    • www.grants.gov
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      • Register with www.Grants.gov and take full advantage of all this interactive website has to offer.
      • Provide www.Grants.gov with feedback on issues that could bear improvement.
      • Collaborate with other local governments and regional entities to explore meeting eligibility requirements of certain grants.
      • Using data posted on the LCIR’s website, www.floridalcir.gov for comparison with neighboring or similarly situated local governments.
      • Once suitable grants have been identified, develop a direct rapport with personnel from the granting agency.
      • Conduct cost-benefit analyses to assess the fiscal value of hiring one or more grant-writers.
      Recommendations
      • Identify federal and state policy changes needed to enhance Florida’s access to federal funding streams.
      • Support state efforts, and work with the state and Congress, to form coalitions with similarly-situated states to pursue changes in outdated or inequitable federal funding formulas.
      • Vigorously pursue increased availability of state matching funds or other locally available fund
      • Invest in training provided at the state and local levels for accessing federal (and state) grant funding.
      • Increase communication and coordination on federal funding issues among state agencies, the Governor’s office
      • When competing with local governments from other states for competitive grants, enlist assistance from Congressional Offices.
      Recommendations
    • Who Filed A Federal Single Audit in Fiscal Year 2006?
      • $500,000 expenditure threshold
        • 146 out of 412, or 35% municipalities
          • 73% for top quarter in population
        • 64 of 66, or 97% of counties
          • Duval treated as municipality in report
    • Counties - Federal Expenditures Sorted by Agency
    • Municipalities - Federal Expenditures Sorted by Agency
    • Unadjusted Counties - Top 10 Total County 2002-2006 Cumulative Expenditures 2006 Population Rank Miami-Dade $1,333,820,831 1 Palm Beach $378,206,440 3 Broward $320,327,851 2 Escambia $275,663,887 17 Orange $247,049,369 5 Hillsborough $245,469,293 4 Lee $142,883,749 8 Volusia $135,443,180 11 Pinellas $111,832,021 6 Polk $103,619,054 9
    • Unadjusted Counties - Top 10 Per Capita County 2002-2006 Cumulative Expenditures 2006 Population Rank Calhoun $1,858.23 63 Escambia $904.76 17 DeSoto $805.71 48 Monroe $733.44 37 Hardee $576.65 51 Miami-Dade $561.10 1 Santa Rosa $521.78 31 Liberty $471.78 67 Holmes $403.70 56 Charlotte $390.47 28
    • “ FEMA Effect” - Counties
    • “ FEMA Effect” - Municipalities
    • Contact Information
      • Website : www.floridalcir.gov
      • Mail, Phone, and Fax :
      • Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
      • c/o Legislative Mail Services
      • Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
      • 850-488-9627
      • 850-487-6587 – Fax
      • Staff Contacts:
      • Rip Colvin, Executive Director: [email_address]
      • Carolyn Horwich, Staff Attorney: [email_address]
      • Thomas Zuehlke, Legislative Analyst: [email_address]
    • Florida Impact Fee Review Task Force Part III - Local Government Financial Reporting Requirements
    • Local Government Reporting Requirements
      • In order to assist local governments with meeting their statutorily and program mandated reporting requirements, LCIR staff has compiled the following charts related to:
      • Local Government Financial Reporting Requirements (Chart 1)
      • Local Government Truth-In-Millage (TRIM) Compliance Requirements (Chart 2)
    • Local Government Reporting Requirements
      • Each chart lists:
        • the due date (if specified);
        • the title of the required report;
        • the statutory or Administrative Rule authority; and
        • the current contact person in state government to whom the report is submitted,
      • for each reporting requirement in a calendar format.
    • Committee Contact Information
      • Website : www.floridalcir.gov
      • Mail and Phone :
      • Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
      • c/o Legislative Mail Services
      • Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
      • 850-488-9627
      • 850-487-6587 – Fax
      • Staff Contact:
      • Rip Colvin, Executive Director: [email_address]
      • Cris Martinez, Staff Attorney: [email_address]
    • Part IV – LCIR’s Federal Focus Newsletter
    • LCIR’s Federal Focus Newsletter
      • To view prior editions and subscribe to the periodic Federal Focus newsletter, go to:
      • www.floridalcir.gov/newsletters.cfm
      • Please direct any questions or comments about the newsletter to:
      • Lydia Mount, Senior Legislative Analyst
      • [email_address]
      • 850-488-9627
    • Committee Contact Information
      • Website : www.floridalcir.gov
      • Mail, Phone, and Fax :
      • Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
      • c/o Legislative Mail Services
      • Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300
      • 850-488-9627
      • 850-487-6587 – Fax
      • Staff Contact:
      • Rip Colvin, Executive Director
      • [email_address]