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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III Appointed to Florida League of Cities Finance Committee

The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments whose goals are to serve the needs of Florida's cities and promote local self-government, has recently appointed City of Homestead Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III to the Finance, Taxation and Personnel Policy Committee for 2014-2015. In this position, Councilman Williams will be responsible for working with other members of the Committee on finance and tax policy issues facing Florida cities, which will come before the Legislature during the 2015 Session.

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Each year, the Florida League of Cities recruits volunteers to serve on the League’s Legislative policy committees. These volunteer appointments are a one year commitment and involve developing the League’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Policy committee members also help League staff understand the real world implications of proposed legislation and are asked to serve as advocates for home rule throughout the legislative process.

Preserving Home Rule, educating citizens and legislators alike on this valuable right and maintaining a focus on those issues that directly affect self-governance, service delivery and the quality of life of each municipality are essential goals of the Florida League of Cities. Councilman Williams’ will be presiding over a multitude of issues that include general finance & tax issues, home rule revenues, infrastructure funding, pension issues and tax and budget reform.
“It’s an honor to count myself among the esteemed elected officials who will help make sure the financial interests of our municipalities are represented,” said Councilman Williams upon being informed of his new appointment. “I am proud to represent the City of Homestead as one of the 400 cities, towns and villages that are members of the League throughout the Sunshine State. I am looking forward to sharing the advantages of cooperative action and the exchange of ideas and experiences with my colleagues.”

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