General Bill by Rader
Capital Relocation Study: Requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to conduct a study regarding the relocation of the state capital; prescribing requirements for the study; requiring OPPAGA to submit a report to the Legislature by a specified date, etc.

Section 1. (1) The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 
Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall conduct a study that
identifies and makes findings regarding the relocation of the
state capital to a location in Central Florida.

That would be somewhere between Winter Haven and Sebring. Hell, I like the name Sebring for Florida’s new capital.


Good News: It would make it easier for people to have access to the legislators and show up to hearings.
Bad News: Too close to Mouse Country. I don’t trust their influence.

This is just going to be a study, so nothing is going to come out of it but a nice expenditure o taxpayers’s money for some folks.

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11 thoughts on “Interesting bill in Florida: SB 112 – Capital Relocation Study”
  1. Actually if they relocated the capital to Disney World, you could say “we have a Mickey Mouse government” and be correct.

  2. Too bad we can’t have the same thing with the Federal government. Neil Smith’s first novel had that located in the center of the country, carefully chosen to be maximally inconvenient for everyone. Some place like Leoti, KS might do nicely.

    1. I’ve often thought that an otherwise uninhabited Aleutian island with military provided housing and meals wouldn’t be a bad place for our nation’s capital. Limited access, lousy weather, nothing to do but their job. To inconvenient for lobbyists. People wouldn’t want to be lifer politicians and few civil service employees would want to work there.

  3. It’s kind of interesting. The number of people within a “couple of hours” drive of the capital would be 10x bigger if it was somewhere around there. They couldn’t have picked a less convenient place for the capital except for putting it north of Pensacola. As it is, it’s practically in Georgia. Tally is closer to Atlanta than Orlando, and obviously much farther away from Miami than that.

    It works both ways, but it sure would change the way people showed up.

    1. I may even take a chance and spend a couple of days up there messing with my legislators
      If Sebring is choses, I’d be 2.5 hors away… easy a day’s trip even with my screwed up back

    2. When Tallahassee was picked to be the Capital, everything south of Lake Okeechobee was swamp and gators. It was the center of populated Florida until Flagler built the railroad and WWII put South Florida on the map.

  4. Gainesville or Ocala would logically seem a better choice. Equidistant from Miami and Pensacola.

    Central Florida just screams, “We value Miamians’ influence more than Pensacolans’.” Which is probably true, but makes for terrible optics.

    Then again, that’s logical, so naturally it’ll never cross their minds or their desks.

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