Title: Strategic Regional Policy Plan
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Title: Strategic Regional Policy Plan
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Strategic Regional Policy Plan (JDV Box 49)
General Note: Box 21, Folder 2 ( Land and Water Planning Task Force - 1994 - 1995 ), Item 30
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00004393
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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STRATEGIC REGIONAL POLICY PLAN




"The regional planning council is recognized as Florida's only multipurpose
regional entity that is in a position to plan for and coordinate
intergovernmental solutions to growth-related problems on greater-than-local
issues, provide technical assistance to local governments, and meet other
needs of the communities in each region." F.S. 186.502(4)1

Regional plans are an appropriate vehicle to link land use and water planning. Regional
plans can provide the linkage between the plans and policies of the Water Management
Districts as they meet the challenges of managing Florida's water resources with local
government's challenge to provide affordable public facilities and services concurrent with
development in a manner that both promotes economic well being and protects natural
resources.

A preferred way to assure linkages between plans is through consensus and common
identification of issues. The Water Management district's identification of "regionally
significant water resources" should become an integral part of the "natural resources of
regional significance to be identified in the Strategic Regional Policy Plans (SRPPs). Strict
legal mandates for consistency, however may create reluctance by RPC members as goals
and policies are introduced into the SRPPs. It is anticipated that voluntary and complete
understanding by all parties of the best available technical data and information will be its
own "best argument" and go a long way to reach regional consensus as to what resolution
of issues should be.

RPCs should give priority to WMD identification of natural resources of regional
significance related to water resources and associated policies, within the broader mandate
of the SRPPs.

Recommendation:

#9. Require the WMDs to submit an advisory report to each appropriate Regional
Planning Council which shall include maps of Natural Resources of Regional
Significance related to water resources and recommended policies for protection of
those resources. The WMDs may also submit a separate advisory report which may
include maps of Facilities of Regional Significance.




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