BUSINESS IMPACT ESTIMATES

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2023, A FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE ACT RELATING TO LOCAL ORDINANCES, AMENDING F.S. 166.041 (4), REQUIRES A BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT TO BE PREPARED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY BEFORE THE ENACTMENT OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF F.S. 2023-309, THE BUSINESS IMPACT ESTIMATE MUST BE PUBLISHED ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AND MUST INCLUDE CERTAIN INFORMATION, SUCH AS A SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE, INCLUDING A STATEMENT OF THE PUBLIC PURPOSE, AN ESTIMATE OF THE DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT, AND A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OF BUSINESSES LIKELY TO BE IMPACTED, AND ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THE GOVERNING BODY DETERMINES MAY BE USEFUL. IN ACCORDANCE TO F.S. 166.041(4), A NUMBER OF ORDINANCES ARE EXEMPT FROM COMPLYING WITH THE BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT.

Proposed Ordinances: