Rep. Jayer Williamson filed a bill to the Florida House of Representatives Dec. 27 that would require a referendum for any prospective municipality incorporation, making Williamson’s “personal requirement” a Florida law.
HB 1035 would include a paragraph in F.S. 165.041 requiring the “passage of a nonbinding referendum … supporting the incorporation of a new municipality approved by 60% or more of the qualified electors within the area of the proposed municipality.”
Santa Rosa County is steadily growing, and with more people moving to the area, developers are looking for new places to add housing.
Navarre is a particular hot spot, growing by 30% to just over 40,000 people since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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