Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

"Will Your City Lose Its Power To The State?"

Broward College
111 E. Las Olas Blvd., 12th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Local Governments are losing their control to the State of Florida. Historically, Local Governments have benefited from Home Rule Power, yet recently the State Legislature is preempting (to centralize) that control to State Government. Topics to be discussed: the current issues including Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition, Impact Fees, Vacation Rentals, etc. Learn about the lawsuit the City of Weston is initiating challenging the onerous penalties found for violation of the State’s preemption on the regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Our guest panelists:

Mayor Daniel Stermer of the City of Weston
Mayor Daniel J. Stermer was sworn in as Mayor for the City of Weston in November 2012 and again in November 2016 where he continues to serve. He also serves as Chair of the Broward County Planning Council, as Chair of the Oversight Committee for the Implementation of the Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, as Chair of the Ethics Task Force of the Broward League of Cities and on the League's Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Cities, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Professionally, Mayor Stermer is a Managing Director with Development Specialists, Inc., a management consulting and financial advisory services firm and a certified Florida Supreme Court Circuit Court mediator.

Jamie Cole, Esq. with Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Jamie Cole represents both private and public clients in all areas of the law with an emphasis on complex litigation and governmental matters. Jamie is also an accomplished appellate attorney, appearing before the Second, Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeals, and was appointed City Attorney for the City of Hollywood in 1994.
Since 1999, Jamie has served as the City Attorney for the cities of Weston and Miramar, and as special counsel for numerous municipalities in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. He has presided over more than 1500 City Commission meetings and addresses topics covering a full gamut of issues, including ethics, open government, professionalism and civility, property taxes, government finance and charter review.

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