Voters in Florida Cities Want the Right to Approve Plans

Pittman, Craig
November 2006
Planning;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p48
Trade Publication
The article offers information on community planning in Florida. Twenty years ago, the State of Florida enacted a law meant to ensure that its communities plan ahead for growth. It is required that all of the state's 67 counties and 405 cities must build up plans every seven years manifesting where development is likely to happen, and how utilities and roads can keep up with the improvement. At the present time, state and local officials now address the 1985 Growth Management Act as a failure. Most notable of this condition is the case in St. Pete Beach near St. Petersburg where a group called Citizens for Responsible Growth has fought the building of tall beachfront hotels and condominiums.


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