Amendment 10 Approved by Constitution Revision Commission for Placement on November ’18 Ballot

On April 16, 2018, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved the final proposals to amend the constitution for placement on the November 2018 ballot. The Commission concluded an intense, informative, and immensely productive year. Of the myriad of ideas and proposals considered by the Commission, eight (8) proposals were approved for the November ballot. Each proposal will require 60% voter …

Future 15: Target Expands Drive Up Services

This week’s Future 15 explores alternative service delivery mechanisms.  In an effort to remain competitive, Target is offering an alternative to Walmart’s curbside pickup service for groceries and Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service.  Target recently added Drive Up to stores in Florida and Texas and hopes to expand the services to around 1,000 stores by the end of the year.  …

RELEASE: New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers

  April 16, 2018  For Immediate Release  For more information: Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC (850) 528-2639 (cell) nanettes@themooreagency.com   New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, C.O.R.E. shared new polling data that shows Miami-Dade residents support a key portion of CRC Proposal 6005, which addresses state and local government structure and operation. These …

Florida Constitution Style and Drafting Committee Takes up Proposal 13

Proposal 13 would amend the Florida Constitution to protect the ability of voters to elect their 5 State-Constitution officers and to hold those office-holders (Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Court and Sheriff) directly accountable.  These 5 offices are created in the Florida constitution in Article VIII Section 1(d). Several counties, through a process started by the respective boards …

Florida Tax Collector Association Applauds the Florida Legislature for Protecting Florida’s Citizens by Passing House Bill 185

The Florida House and Senate showed strong bipartisan support of Tax Collectors with the passage of HB185. In fact, there was not a nay vote on this legislation at any point during the 2018 Legislative Session! The Florida Tax Collectors Association (“FTCA”) was honored to have two bright, hard-working, energetic and incredibly effective sponsors. Representative Mariano showed an eagerness to …

The Use of Cross Training as an Adaptive Tool to Improve Office Efficiency, Customer Service and Employee Satisfaction

There is no denying the increasing role technology, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) play in business. Several commentators place emphasis on the role automation and technology will have on jobs and the workplace. Automation, robotics and AI are advancing quickly and causing dramatic changes in the nature and number of jobs available (Brown, et al., 2017). There are constant organizational …

Future 15: Tax Collectors Merge Brick-and-Mortar and E-Commerce to Better Serve Florida’s Citizens

As e-commerce transactions continue to trend upward with the likes of Amazon continuing to grab more market share, businesses like Walmart that were once strictly brick-and-mortar operations have found ways to adapt.  Walmart has purchased Jet.com and offers a variety of not only e-commerce services but also hybrid services where customers can purchase products online and pick them up at …