St. Lucie County Sustainability District

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Purpose: Encourages, accommodate and finances energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on residential and commercial properties in the county through non-ad-valorem assessments.

Address: St. Lucie County Sustainability District - 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Fiscal Year: Oct. 1 through Sept. 30

Full text of the special district’s charter, the date of establishment, the establishing entity, and the statute or statutes under which the special district operates: Created by Article VII, Section of the Florida Constitution - SECTION 10. Pledging credit. - Neither the state nor any county, school district, municipality, special district, or agency of any of them, shall become a joint owner with, or stockholder of, or give, lend or use its taxing power or credit to aid any corporation, association, partnership or person; but this shall not prohibit laws authorizing: (a) the investment of public trust funds; (b) the investment of other public funds in obligations of, or insured by, the United States or any of its instrumentalities; (c) the issuance and sale by any county, municipality, special district or other local governmental body of (1) revenue bonds to finance or refinance the cost of capital projects for airports or port facilities, or (2) revenue bonds to finance or refinance the cost of capital projects for industrial or manufacturing plants to the extent that the interest thereon is exempt from income taxes under the then existing laws of the United States, when, in either case, the revenue bonds are payable solely from revenue derived from the sale, operation or leasing of the projects. If any project so financed, or any part thereof, is occupied or operated by any private corporation, association, partnership or person pursuant to contract or lease with the issuing body, the property interest created by such contract or lease shall be subject to taxation to the same extent as other privately owned property. (d) a municipality, county, special district, or agency of any of them, being a joint owner of, giving, or lending or using its taxing power or credit for the joint ownership, construction and operation of electrical energy generating or transmission facilities with any corporation, association, partnership or person.

As well as Chapter 125, F.S. and Chapter 189, F.S.

Mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number: St. Lucie County Sustainability District - 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34982 griffina@stlucieco.org (772) 462-2526

Description of the boundaries or service area of, and the services provided by, the special district: TBD

A listing of all taxes, fees, assessments, or charges imposed and collected by the special district: TBD

Primary Contact for the District: St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Director Amy Griffin