Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Invite: APA FL's Oct. 26th seminar on 2012 Growth Management Act implementation

 This APA seminar on the Growth Management Act is very timely, as various committees and community groups, including BikeWalkLee, are working with the county on a major rewrite of the County's Comprehensive Plan.  Mark your calendars for Oct. 26th.

2012 Growth Management Implementation Update
Seminar October 26, 2012

 he Promised Lands Section of the Florida Chapter of American Planning Association is presenting an informative and interactive seminar on Growth Management Legislation.  Dr. David Depew, of Morris-Depew Associates, Inc. and Neale Montgomery, Esq. of Pavese Law Firm will be leading the discussion. 
The session is intended to provide a detailed analysis related to the implementation of the new definitions, procedures, requirements found in the 2011 growth management legislation after a year of experience. Statutory changes in 2011 and 2012 made substantial changes to comprehensive planning with impacts at the state, regional and local level. 

Specifics regarding the changes in Agency scope of review, planning horizons, supporting data and analysis, citizen standing, dispute resolution, statutory requirements related to concurrency and proportionate share calculations, and urban sprawl review will be discussed. The thrust of the session is to provide local planners with statewide knowledge related to the new interpretations, legal decisions, and local responses to the new legislative mandates. Emphasis will be on providing a framework for understanding how the new State requirements for local control of the comprehensive planning process have been interpreted. The inclusion of legal expertise as part of the presentation is intended to establish a legal/procedural context for understanding the application of the new legislation and the judicial evolution since the adoption of the Act.
The session will end with the panelists answering questions from the seminar attendees. 

Seminar is open to both Member and Non-Members of the Florida American Planning Association. 
Anticipated Law Credit 1.5 

Date:  Friday, October 26, 2012
Time:  12:00-1:30
Cost:    $10.00 (Includes Lunch)*
Location:  Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
1926 Victoria Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Please RSVP to Alexis Crespo (239)405-7777 or

*Payment for Lunch can be made either in cash at the door  or a check payable to American Planning Association, Florida Chapter.

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