Tag: Zachary W. Lombardo

Changes to City and County Ordinance Adoption and Challenge Procedures

In the 2023 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature enacted Chapter 2023-309, Laws of Florida. This amendment added new requirements to the ordinance adoption process for cities and counties, clarified continuances of ordinance hearings, and created processes and attorney fee liability for ordinance challenges. These changes impact Collier’s cities and the county itself and will impact […]

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Attorney Zachary Lombardo Appointed City Attorney for the City of Everglades City at Recent Council Meeting

CITY OF EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2023) — Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. proudly announces that associate attorney Zachary W. Lombardo was appointed as the City Attorney for the City of Everglades City, Florida, at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2023. Lombardo follows his father’s legacy, partner J. Christopher Lombardo, Esq., […]

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Local Government Law Corner: A Well-Written Concurring Opinion for Elected and Appointed Officials Subject to the Sunshine Law

It may be surprising to learn there are over 40 local governments in Collier County. The County itself is a local government, but so are the three Cities (Naples, Marco, and Everglades City), the School Board, and many special districts (including fire districts, community development districts, the mosquito control district, etc.). All these local governments […]

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The Interplay Between Zoning Uses and Building Code Occupancy Classifications and How This Impacts Locating Your Business

By Zach Lombardo, Esq. As part of deciding where to locate your Florida business, it is crucial to confirm that the business is allowed under the zoning code (whether called a zoning code, land use code, land development code, or land development regulations, this article refers to those regulations and codes generally as the “zoning […]

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