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On June 30, Governor DeSantis signed into law HB 487, which increased the size of development projects that may be the subject of "small scale" land use amendments from 10 acres to 50 acres. The new acreage threshold provides for a more efficient use of local and state government resources, while shortening the timeline within which new development can be reviewed. The former acreage... read more

Mobility Fee Waiver Update: On April 27, 2020, the Jacksonville City Council approved Ordinance 2020-235, which, among other things, provided various financial incentives for the real estate industry, including certain mobility fee waivers.  A summary of Ordinance 2020-235 can be found here.  Since the adoption of Ordinance 2020-235, the Concurrency and Mobility Management System... read more

Yesterday (April 28, 2020) at a Special Meeting the St. Johns County Commission approved Resolution No. 2020-147, which will temporarily reduce certain County development and permit fees in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The fee reductions will take effect on May 1, 2020 and automatically expire on August 4, 2020, unless extended or reauthorized by the Board of County Commissioners.... read more

This afternoon (April 27, 2020) at 1:00 p.m. the Jacksonville City Council will hear and vote on emergency legislation (Ordinance 2020-235) that provides direction on the distribution of the $159 million that the City of Jacksonville has received in funding from the CARES Act.  The legislation appropriates the CARES Act funding as follows: Provides $1,000 COVID-19 Mortgage, Rent and... read more

On April 6th the City of Jacksonville adopted Ordinance 2020-200 which sets forth policies and procedures for public attendance and participation in City public “open meetings” during the COVID-19 state of emergency. When members of the City Council are not physically gathered in one location, or when the public is not permitted to be present due to emergency limitations, then the... read more

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