Daytona Beach Legislative Priorities for 2023-2024
- Support appropriation request for the city’s initiative to install backup power generators at sanitary sewer lift stations and treatment plants. Daytona Beach has 159 sanitary sewer lift stations and 113 of those do not have backup power generators. During Hurricane Ian, lengthy power outages at 65 of these stations caused raw sewage backflow into homes, businesses and streets. This request is for $6.1 million (phase two of project).
- Support for appropriations request for enhancement of public water and related systems project. This project will provide much needed pressure increase to potable water system near US 92 in Daytona Beach. The project will also provide upgrades to the sanitary sewer system and accommodate future development in the area. The amount of this request is $4,175,000.
- Support funding for projects that will contribute to reducing impact of flooding.
- Support funding for affordable and workforce housing.
- Support funding for Florida Department of Transportation projects in the Daytona Beach area including the I-95/LPGA Interchange project, replacement of the LPGA/Tomoka River Bridge, and improvement projects such as A1A, Mason Avenue, East International Speedway Blvd, Seabreeze and Oakridge projects.
- Support for Daytona Beach institutions and agencies requests that enhance the community quality of life and stimulate economic development.
- Support preservation of home rule authority.
- Support funding for infrastructure projects that improve water quality and contribute to aquifer recharge.
- Support agency programs that provide assistance to local governments in the areas of homelessness, economic development, historic preservation, improvements to public areas, environmental enhancements, beautification, coastal resilience, and transportation infrastructure.
- Support for local government regulatory of short-term property rentals.
- Oppose unfunded mandates.
- Support funding of Army Corps of Engineers Nova Canal flood mitigation feasibility study as authorized by Congress.
- Support funding programs that assist local governments with providing affordable and workforce housing.
- Support federal funding of local homeless initiatives.
- Support public safety programs and grants that assist local governments and their agencies with acquiring personnel, equipment, and technology such as the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Byrne Discretionary and Firefighter Assistance grant programs.
- Support programs that make investments in local resilience and mitigation efforts and preserve coastal ecosystems.
- Support program funding that delivers assistance to local neighborhood stabilization and redevelopment activities.
- Support programs that assist both business and economic development by proving economic incentive assistance to local governments.
- Support programs that provide assistance to low-income residents, qualifying businesses and local services (libraries, schools, etc.) for purchasing “connected devices” (laptops, tablets, etc.) as well as modems, routers, and wi-fi hotspots.
- Support funding for projects identified in the city’s flooding and drainage mitigation master plan.
- Support funding for local transportation and streetscape projects that improve local transportation and provide greater access to local businesses.