Section 421.54, Florida Statutes 2003
421.54 Housing authority, Orange and Seminole Counties; limitation.--
(1) Any housing authority created within Orange and Seminole Counties by s. 421.04, shall acquire, construct, contract to construct, purchase, lease, rent, operate, insure, or commit to the acquisition, construction, contract for construction, purchase, lease, rental, or operation of any housing project involving new construction only upon the approval thereof by a majority vote of the governing body of the area where the housing project is to be located, which vote shall be taken at a public hearing which has been advertised by publishing a notice thereof in a newspaper in general circulation in the area once only at least 15 days prior to said hearing, by posting a notice of such proposed project in a conspicuous location on the site of the proposed project, and by mailing a copy of such notice to all adjacent property owners within 300 feet of the proposed project no less than 10 days nor more than 15 days prior to such hearing. At such public hearing the names of the real parties in interest, directly or indirectly, in the proposed project shall be disclosed.
(2) In the event such housing project is not approved by a majority vote of the governing body at such public hearing, then upon request of the housing authority at said public hearing, the governing body shall order a referendum election of the freeholders in the precinct wherein the proposed housing project is to be located. Approval of a majority of those voting in such election shall constitute approval of such housing project.
(3) The cost of such public hearings and referendum elections shall be borne by the housing authority.
History.--ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 69-303.