State House bill would change Lee TDC's makeup

The Lee County Tourist Development Council could see a shake-up in the coming months.

The Florida House on Monday approved a measure that would change how the Lee County TDC is made up. The bill — sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero — revises the composition of the Lee County board.

The bill changes a requirement that two seats are filled by elected municipal officials. The measure requires the first seat to rotate biennially among elected officials from the two municipalities that generate the highest and second highest revenue from the county’s tourist development tax.

The second seat, according to a staff analysis of the bill, would rotate among elected officials from the remaining municipalities in the county.

The bill changes a provision that one of the elected municipal officials be from the most populous city in the county or special taxing district in which the tourist development tax is levied.

The change will go into effect upon becoming law.

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