Title: Select Committee on Growth Management, PCB 83-7 (Regional Planning Agency)
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Title: Select Committee on Growth Management, PCB 83-7 (Regional Planning Agency)
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Select Committee on Growth Management PCB 83-7 (Regional Planning Agency) (JDV Box 54)
General Note: Box 17, Folder 2 ( Task Force on Water Issues, Bills Passed, Articles - 1980s ), Item 39
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PCB 83-7 (Regional Planning Agency)


A. Present Situation

Under current law, major land and water management
responsibilities are exercised at the regional level by both
water management districts and regional planning councils,
Water management districts are organized along hydrologic
boundaries, with certain exceptions, and regional planning
councils are formed according to county boundaries. This
has resulted in confusion for local governments that fall
within two, and in one case three, water management districts.
It also effectively prevents full integration of land and
water planning and management activities.

B. Probable Effect of Bill

This bill changes the boundaries of the five existing
water management districts to follow county boundaries, as
of December 31, 1985. It provides for transfer of all
property, equipment and records to the districts receiving
additional territory. Simultaneous with the transfer, all
basin boards of the present water management districts are
abolished, with their respective powers transferred to the
water management district governing boards.

Chapter 373 is amended to authorize governing boards
of water management districts to exercise the powers of a
"regional planning agency" as defined and designated according
to law. This is a term used primarily in Chapters 163,
related to local comprehensive planning, and 380, related
to Developments of Regional Impact and Areas of Critical
State Concern.

The bill also mandates a one-year study of the future
role of regional planning councils including their organi-
zational relationship with water management districts,
composition and membership, boundaries, programs, and
funding. The possibility of re-creating them within the
boundaries of the revised water management district
boundaries is anticipated through a prohibition of any
revised boundaries for regional planning councils that
would include more than one water management district.

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1 A bill to be entitled

2 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Section 373.069, Florida Statutes, is

amended to read:

6 (Substantial rewording of section. See s. 373.069,

7 F. S., for present text.)

8 (1) At 11:59 p.m. December 31, 1976, the state shall
Sbe divided into the following water management districts:

10 (a) Northwest Florida Water Management District;
(b) Suwannee River Water Management District;

12 (c) St. Johns River Water Management District;

13 (d) Southwest Florida Water Management District; and
(e) South Florida Water Management District.

15 (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other

16 special or general act to the contrary, the boundaries at

17 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 1985, of the respective districts
18 named in subsection (1) shall include the areas within the

19 following county boundaries as described in Chapter 7, Florida
0 Statutes, unless otherwise changed by general law:

21 (a) Northwest Florida Water Management District:

22 Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington,
3 Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon,

4 Wakulla, and Jefferson counties.

2 (b) Suwannee River Water Management District:
Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Union,

Bradford, Alachua, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Dixie, and Levy


2(c) St. Johns River Water Management District:

30 Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler,
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PCB 83-7 Regional Planning Agency (4/11/83)

1 Marion, Lake, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, and
SIndian River counties.
3 (d) Southwest Florida Water Management District:
4 Citrus, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas,

5 Manatee, Polk, Hardee, DeSoto, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee

6 counties.

7 (e) South Florida Water Management District:

8 Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Glades,
9 Hendry, Collier, Broward, Dade, and Monroe counties.

10 Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 373.0691, Florida

Statutes, is amended to read:

12 373.0691 Transfer of areas.--

13 (1) At the time of change of boundaries of the
14 respective districts under s. 373.069(2) 343ve6944+, all

15 contractual obligations with respect to an area being
Transferred to another district shall be assumed by the

17 district receiving such area; all real property interests

18 owned by a district within an area to be transferred shall be

19 conveyed to the district receiving such area; and all
0 equipment, vehicles, other personal property, and records

21 owned, located, and used by a district solely within an area

22 being transferred shall be delivered to the district receiving
S such area. However, if an area is transferred from a district

24 with a contractual obligation to the United States of America

25 for the operation and maintenance of works within such area,
then the deliveries and conveyances required in this section

Shall be deferred until the United States has approved the

8 assumption of the contractual obligations by the receiving



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1 Section 3. At 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 1985, all

2 powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of each of the

3 basin boards enumerated in s. 373.0693 shall be transferred to

4 and exercised by the governing board of each water management

5 district within which the majority geographic area encompassed

6 by the basin board lies. This section shall not impair the

7 ability of a governing board to adopt unit areas pursuant to

8 s. 373.546.

9 Section 4. Subsection (4) is added to Section 373.083,

10 Florida Statutes, to read:

11 373.083 General powers and duties of the governing

12 board.--In addition to other powers and duties allowed it by

13 law, the governing board is authorized to:

14 (4) Exercise all powers, duties, and functions of a

15 regional planning agency as defined and designated according

16 to law.

17 Section 5. Chapter 160, Florida Statutes, as amended

18 by chapter 82-46, Laws of Florida, is repealed on July 1,

19 1984, and shall be reviewed by the Legislature pursuant to

20 this act.

21 Section 6.

22 (1) The Legislature shall conduct a systematic review

23 of existing regional planning councils to determine the need

24 for and the benefits derived from the programs and functions

25 of regional planning councils, including but not limited to:

26 (a) The organizational relationship of regional

27 planning councils with water management districts as

28 reconstituted by this act;

29 (b) The composition of the governing bodies of

30 regional planning councils;

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1 (c) The local membership requirements of regional

2 planning councils;

3 (d) The boundaries of regional planning councils,

4 considering the views of local general-purpose governments,

5 the location of major population centers, transportation

6 networks, economic development centers and trade areas, and

7 the boundaries of water management districts as reconstituted

8 under this act;

9 (e) The range of state programs, functions, and

10 services that could be better served through the use of

11 regional planning councils, including but not limited to

12 transportation, health, and criminal justice planning; and

13 (f) Sources of stable funding for regional planning

14 councils.

15 (2) Pursuant to such review, the Legislature shall

16 terminate, modify, or reestablish the organizational structure

17 of regional planning councils and their programs and

18 functions. No regional planning council boundary shall be

19 changed under this act if the result of the change would

20 include portions of more than one water management district,

21 as reconstituted by this act.

22 (3) Any act which, as a result of such review,

23 modifies or reestablishes regional planning councils and their

24 organizational structure, programs, or functions, shall

25 schedule the provisions modifying or reestablishing the

26 councils and their organizational structure, programs, and

27 functions for subsequent repeal and review in accordance with

28 this act within 10 years after the effective date of the act.

29 Section 7. Section 373.0693, Florida Statutes, as

30 amended by chapters 82-46 and 82-64, Laws of Florida, and

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1 section 373.0697, Florida Statutes, are repealed on the

2 effective date of this section.

3 Section 8. This act shall take effect October 1, 1983,

4 except that section 7 shall take effect at 11:59 p.m. on

5 December 31, 1985.


























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