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Cool Topic: Education in Palm Beach County

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Reviewed by Marsha Vinson

The Palm Beach Post Auditorium was a packed house on Saturday morning, February 3. League members, local educators, county residents and families listened attentively to the panel comprised of Palm Beach County School Board members and our own committee chairs: Christine Campbell Gabor, Civics Education, and Kimberly Spire-Oh, Education.  Attendees received insights regarding pending legislation in Tallahassee and issues facing the Palm Beach County schools–with emphasis on charter/private schools.

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Moderator Debra Chandler stands on left with panelists (l.to r.) Marcia Andrews, Karen Brill, Chuck Shaw, Christene Campbell-Gabor, Kimberley Spire-Oh, and Erica Whitfield.

Pending Legislation: Florida House Education Bills & Public Education

  • HB 7055: An Education Omnibus/School Choice Bill including private school vouchers to students
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County Commissioners Meeting- January

PALM BEACH COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

January 23, 2018

by Andrea Weiss

The meeting was long and at times contentious, but on January 23, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners took critical steps toward reinstating an MWBE (Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises program) to address long-standing discriminatory practices in awarding county contracts for service — primarily professional services and construction — that have blocked MWBEs from receiving contract awards in statistically significant numbers.

Study on Discriminatory Procurement Practices

A disparity study recently completed for the County by Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd. concludes that discriminatory procurement practices documented more than 20 years ago continue to this day, advises the County of its obligation to ensure that tax dollars do not support discrimination, and recommends that appropriate

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Park or Homes?

Park or Homes? Boynton makes a decision on land next to Leisureville

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Boynton Beach plans to sell more than three acres valued at about $271,000 to a community adjacent to the land for use as a park and for recreation instead of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach, which would build homes for low-income families.

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Black History Month

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Black History Month

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Follow Up from Sadowski Affiliates Webinar- February

Sadowski Affliates

Follow Up from Sadowski Affiliates Webinar-
Legislative Update – February 2, 2018

Thank you for participating in today’s webinar- Sadowski Affiliates Webinar- Housing Trust Funds Appropriation Update- Call to Action.

For additional reference, you can download the Webinar’s PowerPoint Presentation and view the Recorded Webinar below.

Legislative Update on State and Local Trust Funds- Feb. 2, 2018

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Florida Housing Coalition at info@FLHousing.org or 850-878-4219.



Membership in the Sadowski Affiliates is free thanks to support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Copyright © 2017 Florida Housing Coalition, All Rights Reserved.

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Education In Palm Beach Country Issues and Ideas

A live feed of an education discussion with board members, education board members, advocates and more! Watch here:

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Free Housing Webinar- February

Sadowski Affliates

Register Now for 
Sadowski Affiliates Webinar
Friday, February 2 at 11am

Register for a Sadowski Affiliates Webinar on Florida’s Housing Trust Funds scheduled for Friday, February 2 at 11am. The free webinar for Sadowski Affiliates is open to all housing trust fund advocates.
 
REGISTER HERE

During this free webinar, we will provide an update on the major housing legislation this session. 

The Sadowski Affiliates webinars provides you with information that will help you know what is happening with the housing trust funds and how you can help. Join the Sadowski Affiliates by emailing  wells@flhousing.org. 

Presenters: Jaimie Ross, facilitator of Sadowski Housing Coalition and president of Florida Housing Coalition; and Mark Hendrickson, executive committee member, Florida Housing Coalition Board and executive director of Florida ALHFA.

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Free Housing Webinar

Sadowski Affliates

Register Now for 
Sadowski Affiliates Webinar
Friday, January 26 at 11am

Register for a Sadowski Affiliates Webinar on Florida’s Housing Trust Funds scheduled for Friday, January 26 at 11am. The free webinar for Sadowski Affiliates is open to all housing trust fund advocates.
 
REGISTER HERE

During this free webinar, we will provide an update on the major housing legislation this session. 

The Sadowski Affiliates webinars provides you with information that will help you know what is happening with the housing trust funds and how you can help. Join the Sadowski Affiliates by emailing  wells@flhousing.org. 

Presenters: Jaimie Ross, facilitator of Sadowski Housing Coalition and president of Florida Housing Coalition; and Mark Hendrickson, executive committee member, Florida Housing Coalition Board and executive director of Florida ALHFA.

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Hot Topics- Who Makes the Decisions for Us?

HOT TOPIC from January 17, 2018

Speaker: Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner, Esq., District 3

PBC vs. State of Florida

Who Makes the Decisions for Us?

Video feed of event: 

Reviewed by Marsha Vinson

The impact of this Hot Topics presentation by Mr. Kerner, a highly accomplished public servant with active private sector experience, will continue to have tremendous legal significance to our League.  Mr. Kerner was introduced by Linda Geller-Schwartz, Voting Rights Co-Chair.

 

State Pre-emption of Local Regulations

To properly understand Florida State vs. Palm Beach County decision-making, an understanding of the legal doctrine of State Pre-emption is important for League members.  The doctrine refers to the state intent to preempt all local regulations that are in a particular area.  This is a complex subject …

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Sea Level Rise

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH WATER:

SEA LEVEL RISE

By Kathy Panko, Environmental Issues Group

The seas around Florida have been rising for eons.  How quickly they rise over the next 100 years will pose a host of challenges for the state and reshape Florida in the years to come.  Timing is everything.

Historical Perspective

Florida has 18,000 years of experience with sea-level rise.  At the peak of the last glacial cycle, when seas were far lower, you could hike south from the site of present-day Tampa to Key West.  The beach sat 100 miles to the west of present-day Fort Myers.  Florida’s experience since the peak of the Ice Age shows unequivocally that the sea has been rising ever since that hike was possible.  The bulk of the …

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