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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter - September 2016
September 28, 2016
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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Miami to Consider SEC Settlement
Miami officials will weigh a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in light of a federal jury verdict finding the city guilty of securities fraud.

Flagler County OKs Special Assessment Districts to Drain Flooding
The Flagler County Commission approved two new taxing open-ended districts in the Hammock to pay for drainage issues. The assessments will amount to up to a $75 annual fee for each property in the Malacompra basin, and up to $600 for each property in Marineland Acres.

Community Development District Established for Long Bar Pointe Project
A community development district has been established for the proposed Aqua by the Bay development. The community development district will serve as a governmental and public purpose by financing, providing, and managing certain basic infrastructure systems, facilities and services.

Village Community Development District to Issue Bonds
The Village Community Development District No. 12 plans to issue approximately $58,280,000 Special Assessment Revenue Bonds. The District encompasses approximately 699.02 gross acres and is located in the City of Wildwood, Florida

In a First Federal Jury Trial, Miami, Boudreaux Found Guilty
In a first-of-a-kind verdict, a Miami jury found on Wednesday that Miami and its former budget director, Michael Boudreaux, were guilty of securities fraud for faulty disclosures in connection with three 2009 municipal bond offerings.

SELF Surpasses $5M in Total Lending
The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is pleased to announce that the non-profit community lending organization has surpassed $5 million in total lending since its inception in the spring of 2011. 

Film Production Company to Repay Sarasota County FL $350K
The now defunct Sanborn Studios film production company has agreed to pay back $350,064 to Sarasota County for failing to meet its obligations to a 2010 economic development package with the county.

Why a Judge Allowed a Challenge to a Private Activity Bond Allocation
Two Florida counties can move forward with the first lawsuits to challenge a PAB allocation from the USDOT. A U.S. District Judge sided with Martin and Indian River counties, both of which objected to the USDOT's award of $1.75 billion in PABs for the All Aboard Florida passenger train project.

A Tale of Two Small Stressed Cities
When the city of Petersburg asked Virginia for help this year sorting out its fiscal crisis, what the state's technical assistance team found wasn't pretty.

Upcoming Events

CDFA's 30th National Development Finance Summit
November 2-4, 2016 - New Orleans, LA
Join CDFA in New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2016 National Development Finance Summit! Hosted by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), the CDFA National Summit brings together the leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions.

Florida News

Another Master-Planned Community to Start Building in St. Johns County
American City Business Journals | Sep. 23 | Special Assessment Districts

FL Lags Behind Nation in Netting Federal Dollars
Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Sep. 22 | Access to Capital | Federal | Infrastructure Finance

Solar Amendment Projected To Cost Jacksonville $250K In Revenue
WJCT | Sep. 19 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Prime Property at Heart of New Development in FL County
Pensacola News Journal | Aug. 30 | Economic Development

August 2016 Tax Credits & Incentives Update
Horwood Marcus & Berk | Aug. 30 | Incentives | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

Jellyfish Health Receives Incentives to Expand in FL
Area Development | Aug. 25 | Economic Development | Incentives

Sarasota County, EDC to Review Incentives Program
Herald Tribune | Aug. 23 | Economic Development | Incentives

Manufacturer Closing Tampa FL Plant to Expand in Pasco County
Tampa Bay Business Journal | Aug. 23 | Economic Development | Incentives

Tampa Business Group Gets $1M to Attract Israeli Startups
Tampa Bay Business Times | Aug. 22 | Economic Development


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