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2d DCA Rejects Ill-Considered Attack on School Funding Ordinance

Polk County Builder’s Ass’n et al v. Polk County, _34 Fla. L. Weekly D455 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)
The Polk County Builders and allies challenged a local ordinance that helped fund class size reductions as being in conflict with the class size reduction amendment. It failed, predictably.
Note – there is a very significant issue as to whether and how to address the capital spending required by the class size amendment in impact fees and school concurrency. Having reviewed a few local school concurrency ordinances and plans, I suspect that most would not survive attack as an invalid impact fee or exaction – particularly after the new “burden shifting” bill (more on that later). But this case does not appear to have argued that issue in a way that the courts understood.

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