Rep. Mark Pafford files urban development bill

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The Urban Infill and Redevelopment Assistance Grant program would be re-created by a bill (HB 89) filed Thursday by a House Democrat. The program hadn’t been funded since 2001 and was eliminated last year. The measure filed by Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, would allow local governments to allocate grant money to development agencies to create development in urban areas.

“Job creation and urban infill are important priorities that can be tackled simultaneously,” said Pafford. “I am excited to bring this innovative proposal to the Legislature and I look forward to strong bipartisan support.”

Via the News Service of Florida.

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