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File #: 180972.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/15/2019 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 7/18/2019 Final action: 8/1/2019
Title: Request to Establish the Finley Woods Community Development District (B) Ordinance No. 180972 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing the Finley Woods Community Development District, pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes; naming the District; describing the external boundaries of the District; describing the functions and powers of the District; designating five persons to serve as the initial members of the District's Board of Supervisors; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180972A_draft ordinance_20190606.pdf, 2. 180972B_petition_20190606.pdf, 3. 180972C_supplement to petition_20190606.pdf, 4. 180972D_staff ppt_20190606.pdf, 5. 180972E_Supplemental Affidavit _ Kevin Plenzler_20190718.pdf, 6. 180972F_LTR T. Williams & Amended Declaration _20190718.pdf, 7. 180972G_Petitioner's Power Point_20190718.pdf, 8. 180972_Ordinance_20190801.pdf
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Request to Establish the Finley Woods Community Development District (B)

Ordinance No. 180972
An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing the Finley Woods Community Development District, pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes; naming the District; describing the external boundaries of the District; describing the functions and powers of the District; designating five persons to serve as the initial members of the District's Board of Supervisors; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

recommendation

The City Commission hear presentations and consider whether to establish the Finley Woods CDD.

explanation

STAFF REPORT

This item is a request from a private land owner/developer for the City Commission to create a Community Development District ("CDD") within the City of Gainesville. The first part of this agenda summary will provide a general overview of CDDs in Florida, including the mechanics and potential advantages and disadvantages of CDDs. The second part will provide details regarding the particular CDD that the City Commission has been asked to create.

Part I - CDDs in Florida

CDDs, as provided for in Chapter 190, Florida Statutes, are independent special taxing districts that operate as "a local unit of special-purpose government" to serve as an alternative method for financing and maintaining community development infrastructure and services. To grant the request and create the CDD, the City Commission adopts an ordinance that, per statute, may only include: 1) a description of the subject area; 2) the name of the CDD; and 3) the names of five people selected by the owner/developer to serve as the initial members of the CDD Board until they are replaced in accordance with state law by members elected by CDD residents. If approved, the CDD operates as an independent quasi-public entity with no oversight by the City of Gainesville and has the powers provided for...

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