In the past few years, more affluent unincorporated communities have chosen incorporation, particularly in South Florida. This Article addresses the recent incorporation phenomenon in Florida, examining the causes and effects of the movement. The first part of the Article provides background on the structure of Florida's local government system. Additionally, the Article discusses the advantages of incorporation to Florida's communities, explaining the impetus for this new trend. Next, the Article explores the revenue tax base erosion resulting from these recent incorporations and discusses other problems caused by the incorporation wave. Lastly, the Article presents potential options to assuage the incorporation crisis, examining the advantages and disadvantages of each of these proposals.
Lazega, Russel M. and Fletcher, Charles R.
"The Politics of Municipal Incorporation in South Florida,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 12
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol12/iss2/2