Federal Legislative Agenda

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The City of Largo's mission is to "provide superior services that inspire community pride." The priorities reflected in the 2022 Federal Legislative Action Agenda for the City of Largo reflect this mission and are intended to protect, promote, and benefit City-wide initiatives that are important to our residents and businesses. By collaborating with our delegation partners in Congress, we are joining our efforts to provide the best and highest quality of life for the Largo community and promote a more resilient and equitable community for all.

PRIORITIES
  • Public Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Economic Development
  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Sustainability & Resilience
  • American Rescue Plan Act
Learn more about the priorities below. For questions, please email Largo's Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator.

PRIORITY STATEMENTS

Public Safety
The City of Largo SUPPORTS the continuation and expansion of grant programs to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments for training, equipment, and advanced public safety technologies.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
The City of Largo SUPPORTS federal investments in disaster preparedness and emergency planning to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on communities.

SUPPORTS adequate funding of programs that assist local governments in disaster response and recovery.
Seniors
The City of Largo SUPPORTS reauthorization and expansion of the Older Americans Act to provide critical services to senior citizens including resources and programs to help seniors age in place and improve health outcomes.
Transportation
The City of Largo SUPPORTS provisions that strengthen the role of local governments in decision-making for federal transportation projects.

SUPPORTS policies that implement transportation technologies to increase safety, reduce emissions and congestion, and foster the development of electric and automated vehicles.

SUPPORTS federal investments in public transit to increase accessibility and connectivity.
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
The City of Largo SUPPORTS reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program with provisions to ensure long-term solvency, equitability, and affordability of premiums for policyholders.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The City of Largo SUPPORTS a coordinated national approach that allows flexibility for local communities and economic regions to determine their own land-use priorities.

SUPPORTS efficient land use management that conserves limited resources and promotes sustainable development. SUPPORTS implementation of the New Markets Tax Credits in a timely fashion and to provide adequate funding for the Community Development Financials Institutions Fund.

SUPPORTS direct federal funding to communities, through programs like the Workforce Investment Act, funding for industry-specific programs.

SUPPORTS expanding the Small Business Administration and Economic Development Administration programs that provide technical assistance, start-up capital, and management training to companies.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
The City of Largo SUPPORTS fully funding the Community Development Block Grant to provide adequate resources for low- and moderate-income neighborhood revitalization and incentivize critical public/private partnerships.

SUPPORTS increasing flexibility in administrative and public service spending caps and streamlining the grant process to increase efficiency and lower administrative burdens.

SUPPORTS increasing the threshold for provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act to $200,000 consistent with Section 3 covered projects.
SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCE
The City of Largo SUPPORTS policies that promote energy-efficient homes and appliances and investments in renewable energy sources and alternative fuels, particularly for low-income households.

SUPPORTS policies that strengthen electric transportation and renewable energy infrastructure to assist the transition towards a safe, reliable, and clean energy grid.

SUPPORTS policies that help strengthen community resilience to natural hazards such as sea-level rise, flooding, and extreme heat that also integrate emission mitigation co-benefits.

SUPPORTS policies that improve and restore the sustainability of the interconnected systems of water, energy, food, employment, and financial capital.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
The City of Largo SUPPORTS legislation to give local governments more flexibility on the usage of ARPA funds to meet critical needs in communities.

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