$4.75 Million for The City of Venice
Capital City Consulting secured $3 million in funding for road improvement projects for the City of Venice, despite it not being included in the original Department of Transportation work plan nor the Governor’s appropriations recommendations. The City of Venice also received an additional $1.75 million for the purpose of funding local water projects and the replacement of aging utility infrastructure.
Implemented Rail Review
Engaged to influence policy and funding for a brand-new rail system in Southeast Florida, Capital City Consulting inserted budgetary guidance language directing the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to study the Brightline high speed rail program for the benefit of Martin County residents.
$2.6 Million for Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office
On behalf of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Capital City Consulting lobbied for $1 million for a violence prevention program and $1.6 million for an unmanned aerial vehicle program. Both were approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
Big Funds for New College
Representing Florida’s smallest university with no alumni in the Legislature makes appropriations projects a tough task, but we have secured tens of millions of dollars over the course of our representation of the New College of Florida, including $5.5 million for infrastructure and renovations, nearly $10 million for building additions, more than $2 million for renovation projects, and approximately $14 million in recurring dollars to increase enrollment and create parity with other institutions of higher learning. New College has also received millions in funding for their “Big Data” and data science programs, as well as funding for the Career Enhancement Opportunity Center’s operations.
Ensured Funding in Critical Areas
Capital City Consulting’s health care appropriations expertise is looked to by clients such as the South Broward Hospital District—a special taxing district that serves as the largest healthcare provider in South Broward County—for which we help ensure critical funding. Accordingly, we have secured $500,000 each for a mobile primary care unit, a maternal addiction treatment program, and a medication assistance program. Further, we have worked to secure $1 million for a hazard response system and provided a buffer against hospital cuts when the Legislature has heavily scrutinized health care dollars.
Secured Fixed Capital Outlay Funding
During Florida’s recession, Capital City Consulting was able to secure $4.1 million in funding for a major Florida college to build its academic and administrative infrastructure. Over the same time period, we secured Fixed Capital Outlay Funding for our client—when only six of Florida’s universities received it—in the amount of $1.68 million for utilities, roofs, infrastructure, and capital renewal.
$5 Million for UF Health
The UF Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease is a leading university related to discovering, developing and evaluating future treatments and diagnostics for degenerative central nervous system conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other brain neurodegenerative disorders. Capital City Consulting helped secure more than $5 million for UF Health, which allowed them to draw down approximately $48 million in federal funds and providing for the recruitment of trained research experts.
$7 Million for Alzheimer’s Research
Since 2013, Capital City Consulting played an integral role in getting more than $7 million appropriated by the Legislature for Alzheimer’s research at the University of Florida. Prior to our engagement on this issue, the state was not funding Alzheimer’s research.