Opa-locka Mayor Joseph L. Kelley appointed Vice Chair Finance and Taxation Committee of the Florida League of Cities

By Christina Gordon….

Mayor Joseph L. Kelley

As a member of the Florida League of Cities’ Finance and Taxation Legislative Policy Committee, City of Opa-locka Mayor Joseph L. Kelley was recently appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the elite team that develops League’s legislative priorities.

The League currently has five legislative policy committees. Committee members are appointed annually for a one-year term to recommend legislative priorities to the League’s general membership. The committees’ recommendations are considered for adoption by the League’s members at its annual Legislative Conference in November. Upon final adoption, these priorities comprise the League’s “Legislative Action Agenda” for the upcoming legislative session.

“I am honored that President Cooper selected me for this position,” stated Mayor Kelley. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to help establish legislative policy on our various municipal issues to benefit all of the cities and citizens of Florida.” The Finance and Taxation Committee, where Kelley serves, addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, local option revenues, revenue sharing, tax and budget reform, and tort liability.

“Kelley exemplifies the vision and leadership skills that make the work of city government so innovative and resourceful,” said FLC President Joy Cooper, Mayor, City of Hallandale Beach. He is serving his community with distinction and we are honored to have his talent, energy and dedication as part of this committee.

“Florida’s cities and citizens will be well-served by his efforts, as we work with the Legislature to help make communities stronger and better prepared for our challenging array of municipal issues,” said Rebecca O’Hara, Legislative Director, Florida League of Cities.

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