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It is hereby ascertained, determined and declared that:
(A) Pursuant to Article VIII, § 2(b) of the Florida Constitution and F.S. §§ 166.021 and 166.041, the City Commission has all powers of local self-government to perform municipal functions and to render municipal services except when prohibited by law and such power may be exercised by the enactment of legislation in the form of city ordinances.
(B) The City Commission may exercise any government, corporate, or proprietary power for a municipal purpose except when expressly prohibited by law, and the City Commission may legislate on any subject matter on which the Florida Legislature may act, except those subjects described in F.S. § 166.021(3)(a), (b), (c), and (d). The subject matter of F.S. § 166.021(3)(a), (b), (c), and (d) is not relevant to imposition of assessments related to local improvements or essential services within the city.
(C) The assessments imposed pursuant to this chapter will be imposed by the City Commission, not the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector. Any activity of the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector under the provisions of this chapter shall be construed solely as ministerial.
(D) The subject matter of this chapter concerns the city’s budget and capital programs; accordingly, this chapter shall not be subject to reconsideration pursuant to Article XIV of the City Charter.
(E) The purpose of this chapter is to:
(1) Provide procedures and standards for the imposition of assessments within the city by resolution under the general home rule powers of a municipality to impose special assessments; and
(2) Authorize a procedure for the funding of public services, facilities, programs, or local improvements providing special benefit to subsequently identified property within the city.
(Ord. 1166, passed 6-2-05)