Title: State of Florida Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 88-256
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Title: State of Florida Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 88-256
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Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: State of Florida Office of the Governor Executive Order Number 88-256
General Note: Box 7, Folder 4 ( Vail Conference 1989 - 1989 ), Item 22
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WHEREAS, the environment and natural resources are
the basis of Florida's quality of life and economic vitality,
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article II, Section 7 of the
Florida Constitution, it shall be the policy of the State to
conserve and to protect its natural resources and scenic beauty,
WHEREAS, the State is growing by approximately 340,000
new citizens each year, and by the year 2000, the population
is projected to be 15.4 million, and
WHEREAS, extreme demands on our land, water, air and
other natural resources are increasing in proportion to population
growth, and
WHEREAS, land development must be planned, and the
use of our water, air, and other natural resources must be managed
and preserved for future Floridians to enjoy, and
WHEREAS, in some instances, development patterns and
practices have not taken place consistent with public health
and safety, economic welfare and sound resource management prac-
tices, and have threatened and degraded our environment, and
WHEREAS, our environment and natural resources must
be protected to guarantee their adequacy in years to come.
NOW, Taihr.iORE, I, BOB MARTINEZ, Governor of the State
of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and laws of the State, do hereby issue the following executive
order effective immediately:
Section 1.
There is hereby created the Commission on the Future
of Florida's Environment.
Section 2.
The members of the Commission shall be appointed by
and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Commission will
include representatives of the environmental, conservation,


development, business, and agricultural communities; the Florida
Departments of Environmental Regulation, Natural Resources and

Community Affairs; the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission;

a water management district; a regional planning council; a

local government, and the general public. The chairman shall
be appointed by the Governor, and the Commission shall meet

upon the call of the chairman.

Section 3.

The Commission shall have the following responsibilities:
(a) assess the current status of Florida's natural and urban
environment; (b) determine and quantify the values of a healthy
environment; (c) identify and prioritize current and future
threats to and issues regarding the environment; (d) prepare

a prioritized set of recommendations to protect and to manage

Florida's environmental and natural resources, while considering

available resources; and (e) proposed legislation and executive

initiatives for accomplishing these responsibilities.

The Commission shall give particular attention to
the following: (a) protection of Florida's wetlands, rivers,

lakes, streams, springs and estuaries; (b) reforestation and

restoration of denuded lands and lands and waters that have

lost beneficial biological productivity; (c) protection of the

Earth's ozone layer, including measures to counteract or mitigate

the effects of global warming and the accompanying rise in sea

level; (d) protection of Florida's environment through integrated

management of entire ecological systems composed of interdependent
components of air, land, water, biological and climatic resources
vital to these whole systems; (e) protection and enhanced manage-
ment of Florida's beaches, recognizing the necessity to protect
the natural environment and to continue public and private use

of these lands; (f) enhanced public education and understanding

of the absolute necessity of a clean and healthy environment

to Florida's economic and social vitality, and (g) developing
concepts and strategies for working with other states to reduce

and eliminate impacts on Florida's environment. The Commission
shall provide a report to the Governor that contains items (a)
through (d) above by February 1, 1990.

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Section 4.

All state agencies are directed and other agencies

are requested to render assistance and cooperate fully with

the Commission.

Section 5.
The Executive Office of the Governor shall staff the


Section 6.

The members of the Commission shall receive reimburse-

ment for travel expenses, or other expenses incurred while ful-

filling their duties as Commission members, as provided in Section

112.061, Florida Statutes; provided, however, that those members

of the Committee who are employees of the State may receive

reimbursement from their respective agencies. Prior approval

from the Executive Office of the Governor shall be obtained

before any operational, administrative, or organizational expenses

will be paid.

Section 7.
This executive order shall expire, and the existence

of the Commission shall terminate on December 31, 1990, unless

extended by amendment.
hereunto set my hand and
have caused the Great Seal
of the State of Florida to
be affixed at Tallahassee,
the Capitol, this 1st day
of ,mber, 1988.




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