public-private partnership

A bill creating statewide guidelines for public-private partnerships passed through the House Appropriations Committee today Wednesday. But the bill to promote development drew some criticism that it might limit the public sector’s involvement.

Floridians would be allowed to speak at all public meetings, if a bill passes the Legislature. It was one of several bills that passed out of the House Government Operations Committee on Wednesday.

The public-comment bill’s House sponsor is Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers). He said, it would restore the rights people had to speak at public meetings before a 2010 court case called that into question.