Title: Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - Visions
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February 1994

Anti-Violence Workshop Held

When is enough, enough? Right
now, according to Governor Lawton
Chiles, featured speaker at the Anti-Vio-
lence Workshop sponsored by the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
on Thursday, January 27, 1994. Gov-
ernor Chiles emphasized the necessity
of working together in a cooperative ef-
fort to regain safety in the community.
State Representative Elvin Martinez,
chairman of the House Criminal Justice
Committee, moderated the workshop,
which was held at the Holiday Inn. St
Petersburg-Clearwater Airport More
than 125 people were in attendance
The workshop surveyed from a re-
gional perspective, the effects of vio-
lence upon our community and its
impact upon the social and economic
well-being of its people. Speakers in-
cluded Kelly Ring, WTVT Channel 13;
Special Agent Philip Ramer, Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement; Leon
Russell, Human Rights/EEO Officer for
Pinellas County Government; and Rep-
resentative Lesley J Miller, Jr.
"Fear, frustration, and general anxi-
ety are the same, no matter what your

race or ethnic background Mr.
Russell continued by stating that work-
ing with children to prevent them from
entering a life of crime and violence
must be done before there will be a
change in the community. "We must
work to teach our children to respect
themselves so that they can learn to re-
spect others, and we must work to-
gether to bring about this change."

Representative Martinez called
upon the group to participate in a task
force to undertake pro-active ap-
proaches in addressing the root causes
of the issue An organizational meeting
will be held on Thursday, February 17.
1994 at 9:00 a.m, at the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council Conference
Room, 9455 Koger Blvd., St. Peters-
burg, Florida. For more information.
contact Bill Lofgren at 577-5151

SAppointments made to DMAT Leadership Positions

With the initial efforts of the Tampa
Bay Disaster Medical Assistance Team
(DMAT) Coordinating Committee com-
pleted, Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council (TBRPC) Chairman Mclntosh
has appointed Pinellas County Com-
missioner Steve Seibert to serve as the
Tampa Bay DMAT Chairman. The
Council is the designated sponsor for a
National Disaster Medical System
(NDMS) Disaster Medical Assistance

Team (DMAT) The following individu-
als were appointed to serve in the key
leadership positions of DMAT:
DMAT Commander: Dr James M
Hurst Professor of surgery, USF Col-
lege of Medicine and Director of
Trauma/Critical Care, Tampa General

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Governor Chiles with Representative Martinez

Tampa Bay Day!

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council and its Agency on Bay Man-
agement will host the annual Tampa
Bay Day in Tallahassee on Thursday,
March 3, 1994. The Agency on Bay
Management has coordinated or co-
sponsored a Tampa Bay Day event in
Tallahassee since 1986. Tampa Bay
Day is an excellent opportunity to com-
municate with elected officials and local
leaders regarding environmental issues
that effect Tampa Bay.
This year's events will begin with an
"Environmental Breakfast" from 8:30
to 10:00 a.m. on the Top Floor of the
Capitol, hosted by the Agency on Bay
Management and its members. Those
agencies concerned with the protec-
tion, use, and management of Tampa
Bay will have the opportunity to pro-
vide displays and information to state
legislators and their aides.
The Agency's 1994 legislative priori-
ties will also be presented, which in-

* Maintaining funds for the Surface
Water Improvement and Manage-
ment (SWIM) Program
* Obtaining long-term support for the
Tampa Bay Physical Oceanographic
Real-Time System (PORTS)
* More stringent standards for licens-
ing and disciplining harbor pilots
* Establishment of a Vessel Informa-
tion and Positioning System (VIPS)
for Tampa Bay.

The Agency on Bay Management
events will be followed by activities
planned by the Chambers of Com-
merce, which include a lunch and eve-
ning reception. For more information
on Chamber events, please contact the
St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
at 821-4069. Please contact Suzanne
Cooper of the Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council (577-5151) for more
information on the Agency's event.

Ray Chiaramonte Discusses Visioning

Ray Chiara-
monte, Director
of Planning for
the Hillsborough
County City-
County Planning
Commission dis-
cussed visioning
efforts with the
Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council at their Janu-
ary meeting. 'The Vision, which asks
what the community should be like in
twenty years, offers us a chance to re-
look at our comprehensive plan, to
imagine a future that we as a commu-
nity want, and then set to work to help
create it."
The visioning document symbolizes
eighteen months of deliberation, and is
a broad, general statement of the com-
munity's view of the desirable long-
range future. Many questions faced
the early planners. Should housing be
alike? Should stores and workplaces
be segregated? Should the area con-
tinue as a retirement mecca with low
wages, low taxes, and little need for a

sense of civic responsibility? The reality
of Florida as it is today and the way
many of us live is a result of someone's
vision many years ago.
More than 300 community leaders
in various fields were interviewed, to-
gether with elected officials. Numerous
public meetings took place A Youth Vi-
sioning Conference was held to allow
for young people to provide their input.
Twelve goals and objectives to carry
out the goals were identified to help
bring about the vision for Hillsborough
County, Tampa, Temple Terrace, and
Plant City. These goals address diver-
sity, government, prosperity, balanced
growth, transportation, environment, in-
frastructure, neighborhoods, education,
safety, family and social services, and
fostering a sense of place.
The completed document is the syn-
thesis of all previous work, and will
serve as the preamble to the updated
Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Chiara-
monte stated, "The document repre-
sents an effort to establish consensus
on the direction the community should
take in attaining the vision."

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Deputy DMAT Commander: Dr.
Forrest C. Haslup Clinical Associate
Professor of Surgery, USF College of
Medicine. Hospital affiliations: Tampa
General, St. Joseph's, Memorial,
James A. Haley V.A., and St. Joseph's
Chief Medical Officer: Dr. C.
Wayne Cruse Associate Professor,
USF College of Medicine and Director,
Tampa Bay Regional Bum Center,
Tampa General Hospital.
Operations Officer: Dr. Marc J.
Yacht Director, Pasco County Public
Health Unit.
Planning Officer: Theodore A.
Margwarth, R.N. New Port Richey
Administrative Officer: Robert G.
Goldhammer, Paramedic II Assistant
Chief of Operations, Hillsborough
County Emergency Medical Services.
With these appointments, the
Tampa Bay DMAT will begin to aggres-
sively pursue those actions necessary
for full establishment and activation. As
an initial step in this process, four spe-
cialized committees have been estab-
lished. They include:

* Executive Committee Responsible
for advising the Council and DMAT
leadership on the operational needs
and requirements of the Tampa Bay
* Logistics Committee Responsible
for identifying and contacting poten-
tial sources of supplies/equipment;
* Plans and Operations Committee -
Responsible for the development
and implementation of the training
program of the Tampa Bay DMAT;
* Recruitment/Personnel Committee -
Responsible for the recruitment of
volunteers and personnel administra-
tion of the Tampa Bay DMAT.

Chairman Mclntosh has appointed
Councilman Jon McDonald, City of
Oldsmar to serve on DMAT's Execu-
tive Committee.
For additional information on the
Tampa Bay DMAT, please contact Ger-
ald Smelt, DMAT Coordinator for the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
at 577-5151 or 224-9380.

Each Month Visions Introduces A TBRPC Member...


Janice Kaminis Platt has been a
member of the Hillsborough County
Board of County Commissioners since
1978, and currently serves as Chap-
lain. She has served on the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council
(TBRPC) for a total of 17 years, longer
than anyone in the Council's history.
Prior to her appointment in 1981, rep-
resenting Hillsborough County, she pre-
viously represented the City of Tampa
during her tenure as Tampa City Coun-
cilwoman, from 1975 through 1980.
Her firm commitment to regional-
ism began at a very early age. She was
bom in St. Petersburg and as a child,

Council Action
Council receives "clean opinion"

Ms. Beth Manos, Cherry Bekaert
and Holland, presented a summary of
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council's 1993 Annual Audit at their
January meeting. The audit, con-
ducted in accordance with generally ac-
cepted auditing standards and
Government Auditing Standards, con-
sidered the Council's internal control
structure to determine auditing proce-
dures on financial statements and com-
pliance with requirements applicable to
major federal financial assistance pro-
grams. According to Ms. Manos, the
Council received an unqualified, clean

In other action, the Council
* Received and filed the Financial Re-
* Authorized the chairman to sign a
contract with Sun N' Fun Printers
for the printing of the 1994 Hurri-
cane! Guide contingent upon the
County participation agreements.

moved across the Bay to Tampa. She
received her Bachelors degree from
Florida State University and has done
post graduate studies at the University
of Florida School of Law, University of
Virginia, and Vanderbilt University.
"1 have two commitments," stated
Commissioner Platt, "to preserve and
protect the environment and to pre-
serve and promote good, ethical, open
government." These two priorities are
reflected in the committees she serves.
Commissioner Platt currently is the
chair of the Council's Agency on Bay
Management, a member of the Execu-
tive Committee, Clearinghouse Review
Committee, and policy board member
for the Tampa Bay National Estuary
Program. She chairs Hillsborough
County's Environmental Protection
Agency, and is a member of the
Hillsborough County Hospital Author-
ity, Hillsborough County River Board,
West Coast Regional Supply Authority,
National Association of Counties, Flor-
ida State Committee to Plan and De-

* Approved 18 Clearinghouse re-
views, including grant requests total-
ling $13,859,305.
* Concurred that the Development Or-
der amendment issued by Pasco
County for DRI #74 River Ridge
would not create a substantial devia-
* Found local government comprehen-
sive plan amendments adopted by
the cities of Bradenton Beach, Clear-
water, Plant City, Seminole, and
Dunedin; and the counties of
Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas
to be consistent with the region's
* Found local government comprehen-
sive plan amendments proposed by
the City of Tarpon Springs and
Pinellas County to be consistent
with the region's plan, and did not
recommend a Department of Com-
munity Affairs (DCA) review of the
proposed amendments.
* Requested DCA review two compre-
hensive plan amendments proposed
by Pinellas County.
* Recommended DCA appeal the De-
velopment Order amendment issued

velop New Public Library Standards,
Florida Association of Counties, Chil-
dren's Constituency, Greater Tampa
Chamber of Commerce Government
Affairs Committee, "Keep Hillsborough
County Clean," and the Youth Coun-
She holds the distinction of being
the only person to have chaired the
three regional boards of the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning Council,
Agency on Bay Management, and the
West Coast Regional Water Supply
Authority. Commissioner Platt also
finds time to serve on various civic asso-
Although she has been the recipient
of numerous awards, perhaps the most
special to her is the Egmont Key Alli-
ance Jan K. Platt Environmental Care
Award, presented to her in 1993, and
named in her honor.
Commissioner Platt and her hus-
band. William, have one son, Kevin.
For relaxation, they all enjoy packing
up and "going fishing."

by the City of St. Petersburg for DRI
#132 Gateway Center.
* Adopted Resolution #94-1 request-
ing the Florida Legislature to exam-
ine the State's current eminent
domain laws and enact legislative re-
* Authorized the chairman to sign a
contract with Mote Marine Labora-
tory in an amount not to exceed
$90,000 for assessment of atmos-
pheric deposition in Tampa Bay, on
behalf of the Tampa Bay National
Estuary Program.
* Authorized the chairman to sign a
contract with the top ranked contrac-
tor in an amount not to exceed
$38,000 for Taxonomic Analyses.
and authorized a contract not to ex-
ceed $18,000 for Statistical Analy-
ses. on behalf of the Tampa Bay
National Estuary Program.
* Authorized the chairman to enter
into agreements with the approved
recipients for Bay Grant awards in a
total amount not to exceed
$25,000, on behalf of the Tampa

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February Events

7 9:30 a.m. Emergency Management
Committee Meeting*
7 1:30 p.m. USCG Area Committee
Preparedness Working Group*
9 10:00 a.m. Post-Disaster Economic
Recovery Committee Meeting*
9 2:00 p.m. Better Living for Seniors Service
Provision Committee Meeting**
10 9:00a.m. ABM Full Agency Meeting*
10 1:30 p.m. Human Services Meeting*
(Subcommittee of Hurricane Recovery
Task Force)
11 9:00 a.m. Better Living for Seniors
11 2:00 p.m. Transportation Committee
14 9:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council Monthly Meeting*
14 11:30 a.m.Hurricane Recovery Task Force**
15 10:00 a.m. Rule Workshop Florida
Community Trust-Dept Community
Affairs (DCA)*
15 2:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Regional
Coordinating Committee (TBRCC)
Demographics Consensus Group*
17 9:00 a.m. Anti-Violence Task Force Meeting*
21 Holiday. Offices closed in observance of
Presidents' Day.
22 2:00 p.m. TBRCC GIS/Data Meeting*

23 3:00 p.m. Tampa Bay National Estuary
Program (TBNEP) Citizens Advisory
Committee Meeting*
24 9:30 a.m. Regional Economic Information
Network (REIN), 'The Economic Impact of
Weather," TECO Hall, Tampa. For more
information, call 272-5940.
25 10:00 a.m. State Land Use and Water Use
Task Force Meeting*
28 9:30 a.m. Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Policy Committee Meeting*
28 9:30 a.m. Clearinghouse Review
Committee Meeting*

7 2:00 p.m. Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Advisory Council Meeting*
10 9:00a.m. Agency on Bay Management
(ABM) Committee Meetings*
1 0 12 noon ABM Executive Steering
Committee Meeting*
14 9:00 a.m. TBRPC Monthly Meeting.
Pasco/Hernando Community
College, Dade City
14 11:30 a.m. Hurricane Recovery Task Force
15 2:00 p.m. TBRCC Demographics
Committee Meeting*

Denotes Council Conference Room
** Denotes Area Agency on Aging Conference Coom

Council Action con't

Bay National Estuary Program.
* Passed a motion to seek designa-
tion as an Economic Development
* Passed a motion to send a letter of
support for the Tampa Pilots Asso-
ciation's proposed resolution to
amend certain federal regulations to
allow the State of Florida to require
vessels transporting potentially haz-
ardous cargo to carry a state-li-
censed pilot when entering or
leaving the ports of Florida.

Bulk Rate
Permit No. 5899
St. Petersburg, FL 337

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St Petersburg. FL 33702-2491

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