In late 2011, WSH Partner Chad S. Friedman co-authored an article for The Environmental and Land Use Law Section Reporter about the continuing efforts of several South Florida local governments to implement property assessed clean energy (“PACE”) programs across the state. Under the PACE programs, local government non ad-valorem assessments are attached to a property tax bill through a lien to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy improvements or wind resistance improvements. Last month, Chad and his co-authors provided an update on the status of the PACE programs throughout the nation, singling out the significant progress made for PACE programs in Florida. You can read the update by clicking here.
A member of both WSH’s Private Land Use and Zoning Practice Group and Public Land Use and Zoning Practice Group, Chad has extensive experience advocating on behalf of local governments and private individuals in land use and environmental/sustainability matters. This past October, Chad was one of three WSH attorneys who helped validate $500M in bonds on behalf of the Green Corridor PACE District, which includes portions of Miami, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Miami Shores. Chad worked with the Town of Culter Bay on its landmark Green Initiative program from its inception, drafting legislation at the state and county level and researching similar programs. A member of WSH’s Local Government Law Division, Chad is a frequent speaker on the subject of local government law and growth management.update_on_pace_one_year_later_litigation_legislation_and_new_initiatives